12 Mar Bluefin Tuna Season Starts Early in 2023
The 2023 Tuna Fishing season has started a little early. We’re launching Daily Fishing Trips from Portland, Victoria as of March 15, 2023.
For us here at Bagout Tuna Fishing Charters, this time of year is definitely one of our favorites for fishing.
In case you didn’t know already, we move our custom built charter boat out to Portland, Victoria during the winter months on the chase for the famed bluefin tuna.
Bluefin tuna are some of the best fighting fish you’ll ever catch, they are as powerful as they are delicious. These fish will give even the strongest a decent workout. It’s not unusual for fishermen/ fisherwomen to be physically wrecked after they have reeled one of these magnificent fish in.
Whilst we do run our Portland Tuna Fishing Charters over winter, don’t be discouraged by colder weather. The cooler water draws the tuna closer to shore to feed on baitfish. The recent full moon and subsequently calmer ocean conditions have helped coax out the bigger tuna and increase the numbers of school fish.
This year, baitfish have been particularly plentiful, and as such, heaps of bluefin tuna have been chasing them off the coast of Portland, making for plenty of fishing opportunities.
We’ve already had a lot of pre-bookings for the coming weeks. As always, our weekend tuna fishing charters are by far the most popular, and these have nearly booked out already.
Midweek charters (Tuesday-Thursday) are your best bet for value and availability. Our charters on Mondays and Fridays make for marvelous RDO & sickie options if you can scrape together 5 other mates.
Do not hesitate to get in touch with us today to make a booking. See you out on the water soon!