A long time between blogs and another successful heavy tackle black marlin season for Cairns has come and gone. Once again proving itself as the best location in the world to chase not only black marlin but giant black marlin with good numbers of them caught right throughout the season.
Late November / December also provided opportunities for fishing amongst the tuna aggregation in the Coral Sea! Unreal action and something I think most people need to see at least once in their lifetime.
Now with all the Southern boats gone the locals finally have their waters back. Of late we have been doing a variety of charters from blue marlin fishing to light and medium tackle. We’ve been catching blue marlin to 200lbs with several bites from bigger fish. The dolphin fish have been consistent and sometimes extremely thick both on the edge and abit wider on the blue marlin grounds. Yellowfin, sailfish and Spanish mackerel have all been caught whilst fishing along the edge which is to be expected through the months of December /January.
With charters at the end of the week and the monsoon trough as it is – fingers crossed a cyclone does not form and rule them out.