Seaway and Broadwater Report Wednesday 17th November
- Wind: WNW 5-10 knots
- Swell: 1 m ENE Swell
- Water Clarity 1 m
- Tide : BOM: Low tide at 11.11am, High tide at 05.16am ( 0.39-1.17) Actual top of tide 6.35am
- Time Fished: 02.45am to 07.15am
- Moon Phase: 3 Days before full moon.
- Water Temp 19.2-21.5 Degress C
Overcast, Lumpy ENE Swell. Cold water temps. Green dirty water around the north wall.
Moved into the seaway at 2.45am, water temps were way down around 19.5 degrees so wasn't hopeful of any tarpon, they seem to prefer warmer temps. A little bit of phosphorescence around as well. Spent alot of time sounding around, found some fish in the middle but getting down to them was impossible with the strong current. Fished around the north wall/south wall/wavebreak/pipeline at dawn with multiple techniques but nothing was even remotely interested. Moved into the broadwater looking for surface feeeding schools, plenty of birds flying around but no surface feeding. Checked out a beacon and found some fish hanging in close so I backed off and threw in a twistie and hooked up. Turned out to be a reasonable tailor at around 40cm. Not long later Dad hooked one around the same size. We dropped a few more fish but as the tide turned the fish moved away. We did find them again a bit further out but they weren't eating. Called it a morning at 7.15am.
An interesting morning, the cold water should clear off with the South Easterlies due on friday, hopefully that should also bring in the now very late froggies. If that happens, given the amount of tailor I'm seeing on the sounder, the surface season should begin with a vengeance.