At Whiteys Tackle we’re lucky enough to have an amazing group of regulars that come into our store and they are of all ages! Pictured below is one of our younger customers Chace with his homemade “burley bucket”. Chace made this for his school in Boyanup and couldn't resist but to send it in. In his words this is how the bucket works " you go out on the boat and throw it out and it drifts. You put mullet, fish sandwich and squid in the middle bit and lots of mullet guts. I made it so the fish will come to you". Keep up your excellent work Chace once your through the prototype stage maybe we will see your buckets on our shelves in a few years ;)
Whats been biting!
With the large amount of white bait that have come in close to shore lately we have see a huge increase in tuna catches along with the odd Mackie in close much like the one cuaght off Busselton jetty recenlty.
Along with the Tuna and Mackies the Tailor have also started to come in good numbers especially along the northern beaches with customers reporting some really good sessions spent in the late afternoon.
The Tuna are best targeted with trolling lures and pushers, alternatively if your lucky enough to find the tuna mid feast and boiling on the surface, throwing Halco Twistys or stickbaits into the mix are sure to produce some great fun!
Pictured below is Luke with an awesome Tuna caught on a Halco Laser Pro straight off Bunbury.
What the locals are using!
As you can see above the Halco Laser Pros are doing the job, mixed with the Rapala X-raps the fish wont be able to resist. Trolling at around 6 knots should see the tuna or mackies rise however if your seeing fish on the sounder with no hits an added 2 knots can sometimes be the difference you need. For those of you who aren't so inclined to spend your day trolling, you can throw some small pushers / Bullets out the back for the quick runs between spots and still be able to hook into some tuna.
Whats new in store!
The new Calcutta has arrived in store and looks and feels amazing. Be sure to pop in and have a feel.
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