Broadwater and Seaway Quick Report Wednesday 20th July
Launched at around 1.30am and moved into the broadwater, first spot we looked at had a couple of decent sized fish occasionally chasing bait. Casts into the feeding areas with vision 110's pulled 2 tailor 1 going 54cm the other going 59cm. It went quiet after that so we fished chart/pearl gulp plastics on the bottom for a while getting 1 big pike and 1 jewie around 45cm.
We moved into the seaway to look for Tarpon. Conditions were not good and I really didn't expect to catch any, we gave it a good go anyway but didn't turn a scale. We headed offshore to look at the inshore bait reefs, the wind was up around 15knots from the west so it was a bit bumpy. We didn't fish it for long but picked up 1 small tailor while we where there.
Moved back into the seaway and dropped some chart/pearl gulps to the bottom on 1/2oz jigheads, wasn't long before we found a school of small jewies and pulled 5 in quick succession all around the 55-60cm mark. Dawn was upon us and we spent some time casting the edges with minnows , had a few hits but nothing connected. Once the tide started to come in we got 1 GT around 40cm on a pearl grass minnow.
We moved back towards the ramp and found some salmon occasionally feeding close to shore, despite our best efforts we couldn't hook one so we went back to the ramp. Of course as soon as I'd reversed the trailer back down to pick up the boat the salmon erupted in a feeding frenzy right next to the ramp. We both grabbed rods and got hookups straight away but ended up losing both fish. We hurriedly retrieved the boat and went back to the jetty ramp ready for some action. Over the next half hour we hooked 5 more salmon landing 2 both around 70cm. Salmon are a great fighting fish. Kudos to the guys already on the jetty, polite and considerate.