Better Late Than Never – Broadwater and Seaway Report Thursday 11th August 2011
Been a bit sick and the last trip wasn't all that good but in the interests of showing that I don't always have good trips here is last thursdays report.
On the water at 3.30am, moved into the seaway to look for Tarpon, spent the next couple of hours casting various areas for not even a touch. Conditions were ideal with one exception, the phosphorescence level was quite high.. the worst I've seen it this year in fact so that could have been a factor. Anyway just on dawn we fished around the north wall with minnows and pulled a couple of bigeye trevs around 35cm. Nothing else there so we moved on to look for salmon while the tide was still running in. Saw nothing in all the spots we looked at except for some fussy queenfish in the main channel near seaworld and ended up back at the seaway just as the tide started to run out. The fish were stacked over the pipeline and we sent down a range of lures, managed a few hits with no hookups on plastics but nothing else. One of the fly guys pulled a golden trevally around 40cm. Gave up there after and hour or so can called it a day at around 9am, there were a few salmon sporadically feeding around the grand ramp but not frequently enough to get a cast in.
So that was it a pretty poor effort with only 2 fish landed for the day. What was interesting was the total lack of fish on the sounder in the seaway while it was still dark. Its possible that the fish moved further into the broadwater away from the phosphorescence and returned once the sun came up.