The tuna fishing has still been going well along the states West, especially out from Portland. There have been plenty of school fish from 40m right out
to beyond the 'horse shoe' and across the shelf. Customer Gem sent us a photo from a Portland trip just recently where a good brace of school tuna
were caught on trolled hardbodies. Over the past week or so there has been reports of schools of whitebait around, which normally turns the fish more
selective. If you're planning a trip during the next bout of calm weather make sure you pack some of your smallest skirts and offerings to cover all
James from Unreel Fishing Charters has been making the most of the tuna season down along the west coast also, with excellent numbers of fish being caught
between Port Fairy and Portland. James has been focusing on getting fish for customers and says that there is no shortage of school fish about. James
has been finding a few different lure options have been working, from 'medium' sized skirts right down to tiny salmon sized skirts and hardbodies.
Colour-wise many options have been worth trolling, with lumo, redbait, pilchard, saury and red squid patterns all good starting points.