Seaway Report Friday 22nd October 2010
- Wind: SW 5-10 knots
- Swell: 0.5 m SE Swell
- Water Clarity 0.5-2m
- Tide : BOM: Low tide at 01.08am, High tide at 7.36am ( 0.11-0.23) Actual top of tide 8.50am
- Time Fished: 03.30am to 08.30am
- Moon Phase: 1 Days before full moon.
- Temps 12-23 Degrees C
No weed, alot of suspended sand in the water around the north wall even at the top of the tide. South wall water clean from half tide up. Water not so green. Negligible swell. Sunny.
Moved into the seaway for dawn, started off with vibs and metals but no takers. Changed to shallow divers (megabass vision 110) and pulled 2 smallish tailor but nothing else. Tried plastics on the bottom as well but no takers. I noticed livebaiters also struggled to get fish. Moved around a bit looking for fish but saw none. Decided to try some dropshotting the edges and moved over to the south wall. One cast into the edge got slammed by a reasonable fish which gave me quite a bit of a workout on 6lb, turned out to be a feisty yellowtail king at around 55cm. He was followed up by half a dozen of his mates some slightly bigger than him. Once I had put him back, I moved back into position and cast again and hooked up immediately, the fight was odd but it had alot of weight behind it, wasn't long before a very grumpy turtle popped up to the surface with the hook stuck on his shell, I removed the hook and sent him on his way. The tide was slowing by now so I moved back to the north wall and sent the dropshot rig down hoping for a jewie. That didn't take long and after a very vigorous fight a 70cm Jewie popped up to the surface and went into the net. He was followed by another 63cm specimen shortly after. Changed to a standard jighead rig then proceeded to drop the next 2 fish. Changed back to the dropshot rig and landed 1 tailor at 42cm and 1 more jewie at 65cm. By this time the current had stopped and so did the bites so I called it a day at 9am.