Seaway and Broadwater report Thursday 11th March
- Wind: SW 5 knots
- Preceeding 3 Days Wind : SE 5-15 knots
- Swell: 1.5 m ESE Swell
- Water Clarity 0.5-1m
- Tide : BOM: Low tide at 05.14 am, High tide at 11.08am ( 0.41-1.13)
- Time Fished: 01.30am to 08.30am
- Moon Phase: 3 days before first Quarter.
- Barometer 1015.1-1015.8
- Water Temp 24.2-24.9 Degrees C
Some clouds mainly sunny, occasional showers. Water quality was poor at the bottom of the tide. Easterly swell made it lumpy around the ends of the walls. Trevally still holding on the pipeline. Water temps were way down on last week.
We moved into the seaway at 1.30am with Garry as my decky, found some active bigeyes occasionally hitting the surface. We fished with poppers and managed 5 from about 35 to 57cm before they shut down. Looked for some Tarpon along the walls but found none, none that were feeding anyway. The seaway was quite lumpy due to the runout tide and easterly swell. We moved back into the broadwater to fish around some lighted structure, I picked up a reasonable flathead at 63cm on a rapala xr6 and Garry got busted off by something next to a jetty, cod or a jack maybe. It was pretty quiet though. Moved back into the seaway for dawn, and we fished around the end of the north wall for a bit, but I only managed one dart. Water was quite dirty due to the bottom of the tide which may have been a factor. Picked up one small jewie around 55cm on a plastic. We left there to go and get some livies, being the bottom of the tide the fish were a bit tricky but we managed 15 or so. Back at the seaway the tide was at the very bottom with no movement, so it was quite slow to begin with. As the tide started to move Garry hooked up first on a nice GT of around 48cm. I followed shortly after with a bigger one around 60cm. The next fish we got were 3 jewies, 57, 70 and 63cm, 1 tailor at 53cm. I also hooked up on an unstoppable which made a beeline for the edge of the rock wall about 20m away and found a nice cave to sit in, the line shredded about 5 seconds later. We did drop quite a few fish today with at least 6 livies coming back with substantial teeth marks. We ran out of pike and called it a day.
Not too bad a trip today, with some nice fish landed, nothing too exciting but a nice mix of species.