I fished on friday night with Wade and Steve in Wade's boat, we didn't get on the water until around 7.30pm and the wind was blowing 15-20kts from the south but thankfully the rain held off. The guys were keen to try and get some Tarpon so we concentrated on targeting those. It took us a while to find them and even when we did they were being difficult as usual and alot of casts were needed to hook fish. We did land 4 from 7 hookups which is a pretty good result, size was between 55 & 59cm so small size fish for the seaway. We also had to get through lots of bigeye trevally in the 35-40cm range and small hairtail as well. Hairtail were in particular a nuisance due to thier habit of biting the tails off the plastics. Towards the top of the tide we moved into the broadwater and trolled around a bit and found yet more bigeyes in the 35-40cm range but not much else. Called it a night at around 12pm.
Looks like the hairtail are the latest visitor to the gold coast and you can expect to see more of them over the next few months, the small ones less than a meter seem to be very thick in places. I wouldn't mind a 1.5-2m hairtail though.
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It was interesting to see a bigeye trevally jumping while hooked, I understood when you turned on your headlight why.
Great night, and I’ve seen slower fishing. Cheers