Seaway and Inshore Report Tuesday 21st December
- Wind: sW 5-10 knots
- Preceeding 3 Days Wind : NW & SE 5–15 knots
- Barometer – 1007.9 rising to 1011.8
- Swell: 0.5m E Swell
- Water Clarity 0.5-2m
- Tide : BOM: Low tide at 01.13 am, High tide at 08.08am ( 0.03-1.67) Actual bottom of tide 03.00am
- Time Fished: 03.45am to 07.00am
- Moon Phase: day of the full moon.
- Water Temp 22.5-23.2 Degrees C
Sunny, Water a bit dirtier than yesterday, yellowtail kingfish feeding east of the pipeline on large baitfish, maybe slimies or yellowtail. Water temps dropping.
On the water by 3.45am, I moved up to the flats hopeful of a repeat from yesterday but unfortunately it wasn't to be. I managed about 5 tailor & 5 bigeyes before I moved off looking for other fish. Found some big fish hunting bait over the pipeline, mainly bigeyes around 45-55cm with a some kingies hunting some big bait. Landed plenty of bigeyes but couldn't hook a kingie unfortunately. After they went quiet I moved offshore looking for tuna, found a few scattered schools but frustrating difficult to get a cast into. Moved close inshore and found some big schools of tailor busting up just outside the shore break. Fished these for a about 90 minutes and landed over 20+ fish, with multiple hookups per retrieve if the hooks didn't stick. Size ranged from 35cm up to 50cm. Great fun. After they went off the bite I called it a day at 7am, way too many boats on the water today.
So another top day with plenty of surface action, not as good as monday but still quite good. The water temps are dropping and the water is getting a bit dirty which may be having an effect. No more fishing now for a few days, my hands are covered in cuts and scratches courtesy of the bigeyes, need to give them a few days to heal up.