Seaway Report Wednesday 20th October 2010
- Wind: S 5-15 knots
- Swell: 0.5 m SSE Swell
- Water Clarity 0.5-2m
- Tide : Low tide at 00.10am, High tide at 6.29am ( 0.11-0.23) Actual top of tide 7.40am
- Time Fished: 03.30am to 08.30am
- Moon Phase: 3 Days before full moon.
- Temps 14-18 Degrees C
No weed, cold green water at the top of the tide but relatively clear, fishable from half tide up to the top. Negligible swell. Occasional showers.
Launched at 3.30am and moved into the seaway, searched around for some tarpon but none were around so we fished a number of spots with vibs and poppers. Just on first light I hooked a small jew of around 60cm on a 20gram Threadybuster, that fish grabbed it on the drop and actually gave a decent fight considering it size. We fished on but had no more hits, we tried poppers, minnows deep and shallow, slugs, bucktail jigs and more vibs but just could not tempt any more fish anywhere. It wasn't until the last half hour of run-in that things changed. We started fishing plastics on the bottom as the tide slowed and was soon into a hot bite of Jewfish and flathead. We landed 7 jewfish over the next hour ranging from 55cm to 69cm and 4 flathead from 30cm up to 68cm including 2 double hookups. All fish caught on 7inch white Jerkshads though we did try a couple of other plastics. As soon as the tide started to runout the bite stopped and we called it a day. The cold green water was the deciding factor today, the absence of tailor and trevally was typical of that type of water. Lets hope the warm blue water returns soon.