Seaway and Broadwater Report Saturday 20th April 2012
Into the Seaway early at around 2am as I wanted to spend some time looking for Tarpon, only caught the one so far this year and I'm still looking for that 70cm Tarpon. The swell was way up around 3 metres making it very challenging to fish east of the pipeline during the run out. Definitely not for the faint of heart. Spent hours casting at every nook and cranny with different configurations and managed 3 hookups which instantly jumped off as soon as they were hooked. All 3 hookups came within minutes of each other and then just like that they switched off. Frustrating to say the least. Found some bigeyes feeding on the surface on the north wall flats and landed 2 on poppers around 50cm. At dawn fished around the walls with a variety of lures for zip. Moved down to wavebreak and found some GTs feeding for about 5 seconds at a time but it only lasted about 5 minutes before they disappeared, no hookups. Trolled around for a bit with no result then found some kingies feeding which only lasted 10 minutes and chucked lures at them for no result. Gave it away at around 8am.
Not a real good morning that one, I suppose I could have gone and got some livies but I really couldnt be bothered with that. Tarpon remain a frustratingly difficult fish to catch this year, not that I'm doing any better with the GT's or kingies either. Thats fishing for you though. Tons of bait holding between wavebreak and crab island, water temps down to 23.5-24 degrees.