After reading Craigs Saturday arvo post, My brother and I got inspired to hit the seaway this afternoon.
Hit the water at about 3.15pm. Cruised the water between crab island and wave break island looking for action. Spotted a few birds diving but no surface bust ups. Moved to the seaway and was surprised to see plenty of birds circling just around the mouth. The water was quite choppy but still fishable, just had to keep an eye on the swells coming through. Didnt take long before we saw small patches of bust ups and put a few cast in. No hits just yet so i decided to wait until the slug was deep down before cranking it up. Straight away my lure got hit and from there till about 4.45pm, the action was pretty consistent. We landed 6 GTs between 58cms - 68cms. The GTs hit the surface a fair few times and stayed up for a few minutes at a time even. We were catching them deep down when they werent seen on the surface aswel which was great fun. Between me and my brother we hooked up to about 15plus fish. Had one fish on fighting for about 1minute before the shogun 60lb snap lock clip gave way (so stopped using the clips today and started tying the lure straight to FC leader). Also had what could have been the fish of the day, i think was a kingie because took all my 100yards of 20lb braid, wanted to chase whatever it was but my brother so happened to hook on to a GT at the same time so all i could do was lock the drag up and try to turn it. No good, lost the speedster. Also my Saragosa 4000 reel drag system got busted up during that attempt. Couldn't believe it. Another fish i had on today also snapped my single gamagatsu lure hook in half.
Crazy arvo but great fun. Plenty of hookups and some lost gear. Headed back to ramp about 5pm.Hope they stick around for more action next time.
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Awesome Kane, doesn’t get much better than that. Big fish are hard on terminal tackle and you’ve got to expect a few losses, worth it for the result though. The GT’s must be moving throughout the system on a day to day basis looking for the bulk of the bait, just shows how important it is to keep looking around and not stick to one area.