ROB T’S WED 4TH MAY REPORT
WIND 8 KNOTS SSW. I ARRIVED AT THE SEAWAY LATE AT 5.30AM. I HAD CAR TROUBLE . WENT TO THE FLATS FIRST THEN THE DROP OFF AND TO THE EDDY. WITH NO ACTION AT ALL. I FISHED WITH PLASTICS AND POPPERS. THEN USED 20 GRAM SLUGS WITH NO LUCK ALSO . I SAW A GENT CATCH A SMALL BIG EYE ON A LIVEY. PITY I ARRIVED TO LATE TO CATCH ANY PIKE TO USE FOR MYSELF. I THEN TRIED THE PIPE AT HIGH TIDE WITH PLASTICS AND VIBES AND SLUGS WITH NO LUCK EITHER . I LEFT THE SEAWAY AT 9AM . AND EVEN TRIED MY BACK UP FISH GAR!!, NO LUCK AT ALL ,TO MUCH WIND I WAS BLOWING SE 15KNTS BY THEN. . I LEFT THE BROADWATER AT 12PM EMPTY. THATS THE WAY IT GOES. P.S. THE WATER POLICE WERE EVERY WHERE. CHECKING SAFTEY COMPLIANCE STICKERS, LIVEJACKETS AND BOAT REGO NUMBER HEIGHTS .IT IS A $200 DOLLAR FINE IF THEY ARE TO SMALL. HE GAVE ME A WARNING THANK CHRIST !! MINE WERE 12CM. THERE ARE TO BE 20CM MIN .,I DIDNT REALISE THIS...REGARDS. ROB T
Seaway and Inshore Quick Report Wednesday 4th May
On the water at 1.30 am, Jonno and myself spent ages looking around and trying to tempt fish in a number of locations but the fish all had lockjaw. Plenty on the sounder but none that were eating anything. Managed 1 pike before sunup and put him out as a floater at dawn. He was taken by a 50cm Tailor. Lures yielded nothing around the walls so we headed offshore to try and get some more livies. Unfortunately they weren't interested either and we moved around a bit finally finding a few around the scottish prince. Jonno picked up a school mackerel at 58cm jigging a chrome slug right over the wreck. We chased some skittish schools of tuna around after that but they were only coming up for a couple of hits then going back down..very difficult. We moved back into the broadwater to try and get some pike but they were uncooperative as well and we only managed a couple. We moved back into the seaway at the top of the tide, tried a couple of drifts but that yielded nothing. Noone else was catching anything either and there was about 7 boats fishing the area at that time. We called it a day just after 9am.
A difficult morning's fishing, the fish just weren't interested in anything we threw at them. No shortage of fish on the sounder in alot of locations but not actively feeding. Water temps continuing to fall, between 22.7 & 23.4 Degrees.