Reports Winner For September is….
Tim with his Friday 20/9 Report.
His sighting of GT's in the canyon at night(along with the screenshot of the sounder) piqued my interest and I'll be trying to see if I can catch a few while it is dark over the next couple of months. Well done to Tim and let me know your postal address so I can send the reel, line and lures to you. Thanks to all those who posted reports this month.
I have been away for the last week so I have no end of week report to deliver, with the Flathead Classic on now with over 200 boats competing I would recommend giving it a miss this weekend anyway. I'll be back into it next week and hopefully things are picking up. I have some new techniques to test as well, I'll be giving some saltwater fly fishing a go as well as some micro jigging. Saltwater fly has always been a very effective technique in the seaway but it has been suited to more shutdown fussy fish than aggressive fast moving predators. It should be interesting to see how it goes.
Micro jigging is fairly new and I'm pretty sure noone else has used it in the seaway yet, its basically jigging a small slug rigged with an assist hook from 10-40grams in a fast vertical style. I'm pretty sure it will work well on pipeline, north wall and canyon fish as well as any other tightly schooled fish. There will be more about both techniques once I have tested them fully and figured out the best way to use them.
We are coming up to my favourite time of the year, October through December will see me on the water more than ever. Edge fishing season has begun and catches will increase from now until reaching thier peak in December, the summer surface season will begin in earnest once the bulk of the frogmouth schools show up. More on the Summer Surface Season shortly.