Coral bay Mackies

 Hey guys up in coral bay atm been doing ok getting a few small macks and shark macks anyone have any idea where I should be looking for the larger models been trying all week with not much luck for size fish what depths or areas should I be looking at 

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Trolling

Tue, 2020-10-06 18:26

 Been a while since Ive been up there but had good success with a downrigger in about 30m big Gars on the chingaurd trolling rigs .

Youll see them hanging mid water on your sounder.

You wont have to go far out of the Northern entrance either.  Big slimies Blue Mackeral and Wolf herring will all get the bigger ones. One thing I want to try is the theory of the battleship grey painted deepdivers. Might be a good way to utilize old lures. 

 

Good luck and Ill be keen to see what you get. 

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 Cheers tawihiri noticed out

Tue, 2020-10-06 18:46

 Cheers tawihiri noticed out around in the 30s pretty barron bottom still worth while or would I be more looking for ledges and dif depths in between 

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Trolling

Wed, 2020-10-07 00:04

 Ive done well  coming out of the Nth Entrance  across from Muades Pt? I think it is and heading south along the back of the  reef . It could have been a bit deeper but mostly 25-30m  We did cover alot of ground and got Big eye as well (Ithink that was just by chance ) we werent trying for tuna. Get them in fast too as the sharks were a pain.

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 Make sure fire way is to get

Tue, 2020-10-06 19:30

 Make sure fire way is to get into deeper water 50m at least and float out an unweighted Mulie or small live bait, won't take long. We do it on most trips when the bottom bite is slow and usually end up with 15kg models.

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 Thats first thing we will

Tue, 2020-10-06 19:37

 Thats first thing we will try tomorrow cheers sea Kem

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PM

Tue, 2020-10-06 20:01

 Have PMd you.

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You done any bottom

Tue, 2020-10-06 20:27

You done any bottom bouncing? 

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 Not a great deal simo will

Tue, 2020-10-06 20:28

 Not a great deal simo will prob bottom bash for a bit tomorrow and Thursday 

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Good luck. Go hard to beat

Tue, 2020-10-06 20:40

Good luck. Go hard to beat the sharks 

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How did your trip end up? 

Sat, 2020-10-10 15:49

How did your trip end up? 

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 Was pretty good simo will

Sun, 2020-10-11 23:09

 Was pretty good simo will put up a write up tomorrow with a few of the photos 

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A few tips

Mon, 2020-11-02 18:51

A few tips for you here......

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGNMEBd8cSY