Fished with Peter and John aboard John's new boat, a Surtees cuddy cabin. Weather was 15kts SE with a 1m SE swell, rough around the end of the north wall but the bigger boat handled it nicely, a couple of bigeye's out the front but not much else. Spotted some bigeyes feeding on surface around the pipeline, a bit tricky to get into casting range but I managed to land 1 around 55cm. They went down about 15 minutes later. Did some edge casting for zip then headed offshore to look at the bait reefs but the wind made it too difficult to fish there. Headed inside and did some bait fishing in the broadwater, Pete managed a moray about 2 metres long but that was pretty much it. Off the water around 9am. Interesting to fish the seaway in a larger boat, while the cabin made lure casting a bit difficult it was very capable in water that would have been too rough for my polycraft 410.
Well as it does every year at summertime the seaway has claimed yet another boat, see the pic below for the latest victim. Not sure about the story with this one, but I'll try and find out what happened.
Anyway went for a fish on wednesday, knew it would be busy with lots of boats and it didn't disappoint in that regard, plenty of boats in the seaway, broadwater and offshore. Fishing wise, plenty of 35-45cm Bigeyes around the north wall just on dawn on slugs and minnows. Dad hooked a monster tailor on a chartreuse vision 110 that went berko the instant he was hooked and spent most of the time out of the water with multiple jumps and managed to get his teeth on the trace and cut him off. The spearfishos turned up at around 5.30am and that was that. Moved offshore and caught a 65cm striped tuna sinking a slug to the bottom over one of the reefs and cranking it back fast. Had a look around for any surface feeding tuna but saw none. That was it for the day off the water by 8am. Very little bait around. Water temps 25.2-25.5 degrees. Water visibility at the top of the tide was 5m+.