At last good weather and Broadbill and Billfisher have made hay while the sun shines working the past five days straight. We mixed up some really brilliant snapper fishing with a few trips to the wide grounds for yellowfin and southern blues. We have had great success and really have enjoyed some pristine almost Ozzie Spring weather, days of light west winds in the morning easing to almost breathless days later, supurb conditions, such a change from the gale winds we have had to put up with for a monmth or more. Our australian snapper are wonderfull to catch. We fish in 60 to 70 metres of water and fish what we call "floaters for them" For details see my web site go into "Fishing Stories and Hints" There are some great photos of recent catches of big bluefin and yellowfin as well.

The floater method is just what it suggests floating lightly weighted baits back in the chum slick. The bluefin have varied from 60lb to 230 lb "Great fishing Down Under"

Fish Species: snapper and big southern bluefin
Bait Used: snapper pilchards.........tuna lures
Tackle Used: 6kg and 24 kg
Method Used: anchor and troll
Water Depth: 800 fathoms
Water Temperature: 17 degrees C
Wind Direction: sou\' west
Wind Speed: 15 to 20 knots

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About The Author: Ross Hunter

Company: Ross Hunter's gamefishingcharters p/l

Area Reporting: sydney

Bio: Father and son Captains Ross and Glenn Hunter operate their most respected gamefishing vessels Billfisher and Broadbill out of Sydney and Pt Stephens (approx 100 nm north of Sydney)They have been professional skippers for 20 years and have pretty much caught or hold records for most gamefish caught in our waters. The species are blue, black and striped marlin, spearfish,wahoo, mahis then in winter gut busting yellowfin, bluefin and makos.Some of their achievements can be viewed on their excellent web site They specialize in marlin in the summer and yellowfin in the winter. Catches of up to 21 marlin in a day have been recorded.

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