This week sees Matt targeting a couple of NZ’s most underutilized fish species; the skipjack and albacore tuna. Whilst attempting to demonstrate the versatility of these under-appreciated fish, the team are pestered by packs of pesky marlin, and come across some gigantic schools of balling baitfish which have to be seen to be believed.
Big Snapper in Shallow Water
The hands down viewer’s choice from the first series. Watch as mega sized snapper nail dead baits and live baits before your eyes. And pick up some very handy tips on how to land that big snapper you’ve dreamed of!
The Big Day Out
This was a day to remember, we set out on a 140 nautical mile round trip in a seven meter boat, on our hit list was big kingfish, big giant bass, mako sharks, blue marlin and black marlin… it would be one big day if we encountered it all in a day, and we got off to an amazing start. Try not to be bamboozled by the full-on action, because there is plenty of tips and tricks woven in too.
In March of 2013, Sami fished for bluefin tuna in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. For this trip, Igor, Dima, Oleg & Dima joined Sami to fish on the Tuna Duck, captained by Dan Rooks.
In this video Sami lands a 69 inch bluefin tuna using Saltywater Tackle Race Point 300 and the brand new 2013 Shimano Stella 18000SWBHG. The fight time was about 20 minutes. The fish took a Moutoukenmaru lure.