Seaway Report Saturday 1st January 2011
- Wind: SSE 10-15 knots
- Preceeding 3 Days Wind : SSE 10-15 knots
- Swell: 1.m SE Swell
- Water Clarity 0.5-1m
- Tide : BOM: Low tide at 12.30 pm, High tide at 06.02am ( 0.28-1.54)
- Time Fished: 04.00am to 06.30am
- Moon Phase: 3 days before new moon.
- Water Temp 24.4-24.9 Degrees C
Rain Periods, Heavy Overcast. Strong Winds. Difficult fishing conditions.
Headed straight into the seaway to be greeted by challenging conditions. They were ideal for wash fishing along the north wall edge though so I started off with a 14cm Saltiga Dorado Slider stick Bait and started working the edges. Wasn't long before a decent tailor around 50cm hit it and after a short tussle and a pic he was back in the water. Tried that for a while longer before switching to a Megabass Vision 110 and soon hooked up on some bigeye trevally, managed about 5 of those ranging from 40-50cm before they went off the bite. Switched to a twistie and managed 1 dart at around 30cm. Switched to a 65gram Raider and started working along the face and soon hooked one more bigeye at 48cm. That was it though, messed around for a bit before giving it away for the morning.
Not a bad start to the year but nothing too exciting. Need better conditions to be able to fish the tips of the walls where the bigger fish lurk.