Seaway and Inshore Report 24th June 2011
On the water at 12.30am, we headed straight for the seaway to check out a few spots. The moon had just risen and the tide was on the last legs of the run in. Tried a few spots before finding a few small bigeyes around 3ocm on the north wall flats. They went quiet after a few fish so we moved around a bit checked out a few more spots but all was quiet. We headed offshore to get some livies for dawn and we managed 3 yellowtail and 3 pike. Small tailor made a nuisance of themselves though.
Back at the seaway for dawn, I landed a small jewie around 60cm on a yellowtail, while dad dropped his first fish. Second drop down I hooked up on a good fish with alot of weight, it powered off directly for the wall, 30 seconds later I was busted off just above the hooks. Next drop I hooked up again straight away, on this time I was busted off in about 5 seconds this time well above the trace. We only had big pike left after that and while they got mauled nothing wanted to eat the whole thing.
We headed offshore and checked out the inshore reefs looking for anything interesting. The scottish prince had loads of fish on the sounder but nothing eating, saw some flighty tuna at mermaid and big bait balls just behind the surf at magic mountain, nothing into them though. At burleigh we found a bunch of fish on the sounder and proceeded to catch a mix of School and Spotted Mackerel, Watsons Leaping Bonito and Tailor, all small fish with nothing bigger than 50cm but fun nonetheless. We managed about 30 fish before we had to leave.
So not too bad a day overall, nothing too exciting though. The seaway fish continue to prove they hold the upper hand, I might have to get some heavier gear to get them away from the bottom.