Seaway Quick Report Friday 1st July 2011
Bit of a sleep in this morning with a 4.30am start, strong winds and big seas mean't that options were limited so it wasn't worth losing sleep over. Conditions weren't as bad as we expected when we got there with Southerly winds between 10 & 15knots and a SE swell around 1.5m . Started off looking for Tarpon and we found them but dawn was on us too quick and they shut down shortly after we found them, we lost 2 fish through jump offs. We fished around the end of the north wall with a variety of lures just on dawn for zip which was surprising as it looked quite good. Once we had a bit of light we moved off to try and find some salmon in the broadwater. We found some near the barges on the spit but they only stayed up for a couple of minutes before disappearing, all casts into them were ignored.
We moved up the broadwater and found some small queenies near marina mirage, we pulled a couple of those before moving on. We kept moving and looking for salmon but saw no more. At the top of the tide we went into the seaway and tried some big plastics near the bottom but they went unmolested. Called it a day at 10am.
Not many fish in the boat today but not entirely unexpected. Time spent looking for surface feeding fish is often unrewarded.