Seaway and Inshore Report Wednesday 2nd February
- Wind: NE 5-10 knots
- Preceeding 3 Days Wind : NE 5-15 knots
- Swell: 1.5 m E Swell
- Water Clarity 0.3-1m
- Tide : BOM: Low tide at 00.37 pm, High tide at 07.51am ( 0.03-1.54)
- Time Fished: 03.45am to 09.00am
- Moon Phase: 1 day before new moon.
- Barometer 1017.1-1017.7
- Water Temp 24.9-30.1 Degrees C
Some showers before sunup, mainly sunny after. Alot of Suspended sand around the north wall even at the top of the tide, cleaner water on the south wall & rest of seaway. Lots of bait offshore in 10-15m between the seaway and narrowneck arti. Some bird activity but no fish sighted.
On the water at 3.30am we had a look in the seaway tried a few spots but got nothing. Moved up to the north wall for dawn fished with slugs, minnows and vibs but water quality was quite poor with alot of suspended sand. Tried a few other spots for zip then came back to the north wall after the sun was up. Using twisties we fished along the inside edge and started to catch good size swallowtail dart between 40 & 44cm, picked up one tailor at around 45cm as well. Headed offshore to look for tuna covered the area from the seaway down to mermaid but saw no fish, plenty of birds around and lots of bait close inshore but no fish. Back into the seaway for the top of the tide, tried plastics on the bottom but only managed one jewie around 50cm but picked up a few more dart on twisties. Gave it away at 9am.
So we managed a few fish this trip but dirty water continues to plague the north wall zone, no bait in the seaway area either. The pelagics are proving tough to catch consistently and there have been none of the usual bonito or frigate mackerel that usually show up this time of year. The mackerel seem to have disappeared as well.