Seaway and Inshore Report Monday 9th April 2012
Quick report from Monday, I decided to go for a fish on monday despite the fact that it was a public holiday and it would be crazy out there but the forecast looked too good not to go. Into the seaway at around 4am, tried a bunch of stuff but nothing worked. Plenty of fish holding in the channel between wavebreak and crab but they werent eating. Pulled a bigeye and tailor from the north wall at dawn then headed offshore to look for tuna. Found heaps of small mack tuna ranging from 20cm to 45cm and a few bigger specimens between 60 & 65cm. Most of the smaller tuna were around mermaid and in front of surfers with the bigger ones just north of the dirty water line off south straddie. All Mack tuna, looks like the stripeys and yellowfin have gone. Probably landed about 30 tuna for the morning. Came back in the seaway at 9.30am and it was rougher in there than offshore.. crazy stuff. I did manage to pull the boat straight out at the ramp with no waiting amazingly.