Seaway and Inshore report Saturday 26th May 2012
Went for a fish on saturday morning, the rain friday night and dodgy forecast ensured we had the seaway to ourself for a few hours. On the water at 3am, conditions were good with zero swell and a mild westerly. Conditions were perfect for Tarpon so we targeted those, we found them after about 20 mins. We found them to be a bit fussy as they only wanted the lures coming from a certain direction, they also only wanted silver or white grass minnows they wouldn' touch the chartreuse. Such is the fussy behaviour of seaway tarpon. Anyway we landed 5 out of 15 or so hookups, all good quality fish between 58 and 62cm. Good fun.
Just on dawn we pullled a couple of small jewies then we headed south to the scottish prince and caught some small tailor and bonito. Back to the seaway for the start of the run in tide, I decided to try my split shot rig over the graveyard. First cast and a couple of twitches and it gets smashed and the line screams off the reel at top speed and the fish heads south around the front of the wall back into the seaway at top speed, I knew how this was going to end and about 10 seconds later so it did with the line touching the rocks and a bustoff. One of these days I'm going to land one of these big fish I hook in front of the wall.... Once I had rigged up again on the next cast in the same spot I pulled a 47cm Cale Cale Trevally which is a new species for me. With the tide now running in we had a look in the broadwater for surface feeders but the only thing we found were some lesser queenfish, good size though with the best fish going 48cm. That was it for the day, pretty good session overall, the split shot rig has loads of potential and I'll be using it alot more over the next few months.