There has been a number of juvenile black marlin getting around recently off Cairns. Unfortunately we are undertaking minor refit and havenít had the chance to get out on this last week of great weather.

Juvenile Black marlin are great for light tackle sportsfishing and are found in the cooler months from July to September. These early indications are looking good for what hopefully should be a bumper season! Juvenile black marlin range from 20-150lb and the tackle used is generally 30lb test. Light tackle charters†also offer a mixture of fish species including Sailfish, yellowfin tuna, spanish mackerel, wahoo, mahi mahi, giant trevally, coral trout and red emperor.

Some amazing fishing can come from the wide ground and far off lightly fished reef and drop offs on the continental shelf. Book your next fishing trip with Big Game to experience fishing as wild and exciting as it gets!

Spanish mackerel fishing has been hot recently, the photo shown is from an evening haul a few weeks back.

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