Seaway Report Monday 6th February 2012
Into the seaway at 5.30pm for an evening fish, the wind was down to about 10kts from the E and the swell was about 1m from ESE. Water temp was around 26-27 dregrees, water visibilty was less than a metre. The dirty water from the floods is still having an effect and only the top half of the tides have reasonable water quality. We started off by working the edges with minnows and didn't take long to get my first fish on a new lure.. a vision 110 +1 (which will now be called a vision 111) A tailor around 40cm which had certainly been having a hard time of it lately going by the wounds he had. We fished on but got nothing else until sunset when I switched to a popper. Picked up a nice tailor around 50cm around the front of the wall, but got nothing else. Went down to the pipeline and saw a few bigeyes feeding on the surface but they only stayed up for a few seconds then were gone. The moon rose as the sun set and with no cloud cover was shining brightly on the water which I don't like for night fishing. We fished on a bit more, did a bit of trolling but caught nothing and called it a night at around 8pm. I'm still not sold on the evening fish yet, I'm yet to have a decent catch compared to the early morning fishes I prefer. I'll give it a few more goes though.