Fairly average weather out there at the moment with some strong winds and rain but I decided to get out there and have a go on saturday afternoon, pretty much poured down rain the entire time we were there which made it near impossible to spot birds from a long way off. Rain didn't seem to bother the fish though. Started off by having a look around all the usual spots but didn't see any fish feeding. Trolled around for a bit but caught nothing.
Around 4pm moved down to the twin beacons just south of crab island and thats where the fish were, big schools of GT's feeding on the surface every 5 minutes and staying up for minutes at a time. We ended up with 5 Gt's landed all over 60cm, lost a few others, even had a treble straightend by a very big fish I was fighting for 15 minutes. All fish were hooked on 20gram twisties. All too soon darkness closed in and and as it got darker the fish became harder to hook. We trolled around for a while once it was dark but only landed 1 hairtail about 80cm, first hairtail landed in my boat though.
I thought that the tarpon might be on the bite in the seaway so we went up there, I picked a spot I though might hold a fish or two and second cast... bang.. 62cm Tarpon. Dad was next with a magnificient 66cm Tarpon which is a new record in my boat for a seaway Tarpon, didn't jump at all and put all its effort into making short but fast runs..what a fish. From that point on it was anarchy with multiple double hookups, crossed lines were common with two tarpon jumping around the boat at the same time and we lost a few due to entangled fish. We landed 7 fish altogether from 58-66cm with probably 15+ hooked all on 3" Ecogear grass minnows as usual. Right at the top of the tide they switched off and we called it a night soaked but happy. We cursed the rain quite a few times but the fishing was red hot once we found the fish. The GT's will probably be there again this afternoon(sunday) if the rain hasn't flooded the rivers if anyone is so inclined.
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Nice going Craig those tarpon are tricky fish to land great going to you and your dad though!!