Seaway Quicky Saturday 21st May 2011
Went out for a quick fish on Saturday, my only goal for the day was to get some of the GT's that I missed out on Wednesday, no livebaiting, no messing around at the ends of the walls. There have also been reports of Salmon and Kingfish mixing it up with them as well . On the water around 5am, I figured I had a while to wait as they haven't been coming on the bite until the tide was well through the run in. Low tide was at around 7.30 and I saw the first signs of fish activity at around 8am. The first fish up were ignoring lures and I think they were queenfish anyway. I waited a bit longer and noticed the birds taking off from the shore in big numbers, I followed them and they led me to the GT's feeding just north of the northern wavebreak wall. First cast and I was hooked up, not a big one but a reasonable fish around 50cm. They were not feeding all the time, but every 10 or 15 minutes a school popped up, you had about 20-30 seconds to get your lure in there before they sounded. I fished until 10.30am, landed 2 more around the same size, lost 3 and had 2 cutoffs, must of been some big tailor amongst them. Of course being the weekend I was not alone and there were about 6 or 7 other boats chasing them, but everyone was courteous and well behaved which was good to see. Good fun anyway, chasing surface feeding fish is my favourite type of fishing. Twisties worked okay but the 25gram Gillies Baitfish was better.
There is tons of bait holding near the cardinal mark in front of wavebreak and just north of the north wavebreak wall at the moment, which is what the GT's are feeding on. Lets hope that it stays around for a while.