GALLERY: Hot yellowfin tuna bite off Sydney

Navico’s Laura Tolmay with a quality topwater yellowfin tuna. Image: Patrick Linehan

THE winter tuna bite has kicked off with a bang outside of Sydney with good reports of yellowfin tuna feeding on the surface.

Earlier this week, the team onboard Pro-Fish-Ent, skippered by Sondal Bensan, fishing alongside Simrad Pro Mike Bonnici, Scooter Kerstens and Navico crew Laura Tolmay, Greg Karakozian and Fisho’s Pat Linehan had a day to remember with calm seas, bright skies and tuna mayhem.

Trophy Hunter Profidgies. Image: Patrick Linehan

The crew started trolling Trophy Hunter Profidgie lures early before switching tactics and casting stickbaits at surface feeding yellowfin.

Scooter Kerstens and Mike Bonnici with a double hook-up on surface-feeding yellowfin. Image: Patrick Linehan

The change of tactics paid off with an agressive topwater bite throughout the day and consistent catches of 30-60 kilo fish.

Skipper Sondal Bensan with his hard-fighting 52 kilo yellowfin tuna. Image: Patrick Linehan
Patrick Linehan with a 60 kilo model.
Pro-Fish-Ent. Image: Patrick Linehan

Pro-Fish-Ent is fitted with Simrad NSSevo3s 16-inch screens (x3) in the helm and Halo4 radar.

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