THE FADS

Has anyone been out to the fads latley?

really want to know what the water temp is and if the tuna and dollies are around in good numbers yet?


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Tuna

Sat, 2006-12-09 07:59

We see plenty of Tuna out there , and plenty of Tuna off the west end at Rotto , don't go past it with out a spread of pushers out or you will miss out big time.

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far few

Sat, 2006-12-09 10:45

was out @ the FADS a couple of weeks ago in a comp...heaps of small tuna (stripeys and southern bluefin) all round the 2-4kg mark, a couple of dolly's (one went 5kg..good fish) and one 37kg YFT was caught...whata horse that thing was
the most productive FAD was the PGFC (perth game fishing club)..this fad had heeps of bait balls and dolphins around it and thats where the majority of the fish were caught. The 37kg YFT was caught on a rapala CD-18...so maybe the bigger fish are sitting underneath the bait school and wont touch the pushers..try drifting down a livey or a fresh fillet of smaller tuna down about 20m. all the smaller tuna were caught on pushers.

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ps. the water temp is bout

Sat, 2006-12-09 10:49

ps. the water temp is bout 22-23 degrees....fairly warm for this time of year

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cheers boys

Sat, 2006-12-09 21:09

spending next weekend at rotto overnite so will be out there chasing some fish!!! will be taking the spear gun if the dollies aint playing!!

37kf yft i hope you nail my line baby!!!!

dreams dreams dreams i can only wish!

take it the sambos are in there usuall haunts?

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good luck with the fin mate

Sat, 2006-12-09 21:14

good luck with the fin mate ;)

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take my arsenal of weapons with me

Sun, 2006-12-10 07:07

i am going to nail a dollie this weekend comming up! i dont mind a skin dive out deep as long as the boat is pretty close by!!

COLV: i was planning on running my big trembler out there so hopefully we may see another bug yft!!

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yeh or...

Sun, 2006-12-10 20:07

yeh tremble would be allright...i would try cd-18s or laser pro 190s...some thing that would get down about 3 or 4 metres
try drifting a livey down at the pgfc fad...dollies and big tuna for sure i reckon

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pgfc fad

Mon, 2006-12-11 15:08

they would be the 2 that are out the back and to the south of the island aint it?

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if ya wanna have good troll

Mon, 2006-12-11 20:49

if ya wanna have good troll i suggest this...go out to the hillarys FAD (furtherest north fad)then troll around that for a while, then leave the fad and troll along the trench (on a map u'll see all the contour line meeting up) this has a big drop off...then troll all the way to the pgfc FAD which is the 3rd fad starting from the most northen FAD (hyc) and troll round the pgfc for a while..which i reckon is the most productive fad then on the way in u can stop off for a jiggy jig as the containers r directly in from the pgfc fad..

i reckon trolling along those lines wood be ya best bet

p.s. yeh the pgfc fad is the one directly off the back of rotto...maybe bout 10mile or so...

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cheers colv

Wed, 2006-12-13 08:33

the containers i couldnt get a gps mark 4 them could i i have the line of wrecks ands thats it.

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Weekend

Wed, 2006-12-13 09:02

If your out there on the weekend, just look for the floatilla of boats.

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sorry man i dont have the

Thu, 2006-12-14 07:09

sorry man i dont have the coordinates on me! there on my uncles boat

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no worries mate

Thu, 2006-12-14 14:28

cheers for the heads up on the fads much appreciated hopefully i will be adding to the report soon

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club marine

Mon, 2006-12-18 15:09

looked around for it with another boat so presume its been run over by a ship or something big ate it.

also went out to pgfc fad and it was dead out there nothing on the sounder and we travels long ways around it

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Sounder

Mon, 2006-12-18 15:44

You dont normally pick much up on the sounder out there, apart from maybe baitfish as the dollys normally shy away from the boat. Best is to drift past it and see if you cant see them.

The water temp was 22.5 up at 2 rocks on Sat and 23.5 at its warmest out from Mindarie. Saw losts of baitschools but nothing chasing or herding them. Must be tuna/mack time soon!

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nothing sited

Mon, 2006-12-18 16:44

water temp was down too @21.4 deg drifted past a few time flicking lure around but nothing seen