Seaway Weekly Wrap up Friday 30th August 2013
Another week passes with low winds and no swell. Right now we have exceptionally clear water 15m+ on the run in tides, night fishing is tough due to phosphorescence and the run out tides are full of snot weed. There are still fish in the seaway, some tailor and small bigeyes around the north wall, small kingfish and jewies around the pipe and thousands of luderick all over the place. Most of the big fish have moved well upstream with the bait so you should be looking south around marina mirage into the nerang river and North of Crab and Sovereign Island. GT's are still around but no bait coming in means they are sulking on the bottom, if you are lucky you might get an afternoon where they feed around the canyon on trolled lures in the next 5 days or so. Barracuda and Big Kingfish are still in the Canyon as well. Early to Mid next week looks very good with excellent afternoon tides plus a decent SE wind forecast. Most of my time this week was spent north of Sovereign chasing Tarpon, Tailor and Jewies on Tuesday and Wednesday. Best lures were the Squidgy Slick Rigs 65mm in Dropbear colour and CCM grass Minnows. The skitterbait landed some very nice tailor out of surface feeding schools plus it managed a Tarpon as well.
If you want to understand the structure of the seaway alot better I highly recommend getting out there at the top of the tide and having a look around while the water is so clear, you can see where the rocks end and the sand begins and where the largest patches of coffee rock are and using that to set GPS marks. I spent alot of time getting underwater video of the areas I fish this week which will be released in the coming weeks.
We should be seeing some big schools of decent sized Bigeye Trevally soon, more than likely they are up river at the moment but we should see some at night in the channels leading to the seaway shortly.
I will be at the Cararra Markets Car Boot sale on Sunday from 6am til 10am if anyone wants a chat or has some questions.
|Date||Time Fished||Tides|| ||
|Tuesday 27th August||4.00am - 11.30am||0607 0.24 1253 1.25 1905 0.47 |
|Wednesday 28th August||3.30pm - 8.00pm||0048 0.97 0652 0.31 1354 1.22 2024 0.52 ||
This Tailor took a trolled Bolt Omega
A Tarpon on a Skitterbait.
A tarpon getting some serious air.
A nice Tailor on the skitterbait
This 64cm Tailor took a skitterbait off the surface
A 65cm Tarpon caught on a ccm grass minnow
A Kingfish and some Barracuda sitting in the canyon
A school of luderick off the end of the north wall.
The Canyon edge