Seaway Report Thursday 7th April 2011
- Wind: SE 10-20 knots
- Preceeding 3 Days Wind : SE-15-30 knots
- Swell: 1.5 m SE Swell
- Water Clarity 0.5-1.0m
- Tide : BOM: Low tide at 04.21 am, High tide at 10.11am ( 0.34-1.15)
- Time Fished: 03.30am to 09.00am
- Moon Phase: 4 days before last quarter moon.
- Barometer 1022.8-1025.0
- Water Temp 23.4-24.5 Degrees C
Mainly overcast with occasional rain. Moderate to strong winds. Dropping water temperature. Lots of bird activity just north of the north wall.
Moved into the seaway at 3.30am, winds were strong from the south making things difficult. Looked around for some fish, found lots of shows but nothing that was really interested. I did pick up a small squire on a gulp 3" minnow though. Moved back to wavebreak and fished the shallow section with poppers for a while and picked up a 27cm whiting on a zbl popper but not much else. Dawn arrived and so did the bottom of the tide, typically a tough time to pull a fish on lures so I moved off to get some livies while I waited for the tide to start running in. While I was doing that, I noticed some big bustups in shallow water and a big yellow fin carving up the water, that was probably the same fish I saw a few weeks ago.. I'll be targeting him soon... should be awesome hooking a fish like that in water a metre deep. Anyway back at the seaway with a tank full of livies and a newly incoming tide, first drop with a pike yielded the usual undersize jewie, then 3 GT's from 45-53cm then another undersize jewie and even a bream at 32cm, why he was attacking a 30cm pike I dont know.. The wind was howling at this stage making fishing very difficult, constant changes were needed to keep the boat from getting smashed onto the rocks but I persisted. I found a school of tailor in one spot but proceeded to lose all the ones I hooked but did manage to land one on my last livie at 53cm. Gave it away at 9am.
So another tough day out on the water, the conditions made it very difficult to fish properly but still managed a few fish.