Fantastic start for the Gold Coast marlin fishing season

fishing stripe marlin

                   Fishing for juvenile black marlin

Hotshot started fishing nearly straight away, after only returning home to the Gold Coast in early December.


The inshore light tackle juvnile black marlin fishing was already in full swing.

With the fish spread out from as close as the 20 meter line to the 100 meter line, it was perfect for trolling both lures and teasers to bait and switch.

Our best day out fishing for juvenile blacks to date produced 4 fromblacks in a day.

black marlin fishing

4 from 8 fishing black marlin

Tagged and released this black marlin fishing black marlin

After a quick photo and hook removal this tagged marlin was released

Fishing for blue marlin

With the beautiful calm weather we have on the Gold Coast we were able to head out wide to fish for the blue marlin.

Again using lures and teaser we had a lot of success baiting and switching. We fish from 250 meters to 500 meters our best day produced 4 from 11 fish.

Also on this day we went from 0 on stripe marlin. We have had a very unusual season run on large stripes not only in size but numbers as well.

fishing for blue marlin

tagged and released this blue marlin

fishing for blue marlin

tagged and released this blue marlin

fishing blue marlin

Leigh O’brien leading this tagged and released blue marlin

Bi Catch

As always the mahi mahi are around as well as some reports of wahoo and stripe tuna.

Mahi Mahi

Mahi Mahi are often caught