Seaway Report Saturday 24th June 2012
Into the seaway at 1.30am, I spent the next 5 hours casting at every damn rock wall in the place and only managed 1 tarpon. It was an exceptional fish though coming in at 67cm, my biggest yet. Others I talked to during the morning also did it tough during the night, so I'm glad it wasn't just me. Not sure why the fish were sulking maybe the northerlies put them off. It was exceptionally warm for a winter's night around 17 degrees. Anyway on dawn I had a cast or 20 around the north wall with all the usual lures and that got me zip.
As the morning wore on I concentrated on looking for GT's and did numerous circuits of all the usual areas. Around 7.30 they turned up briefly close to the north wall, kane was there at the right time and he managed a few, I was too late and got zip. Going by thier movement I figured they would be heading into the seaway so I stuck around for a while and around 8.30 they turned up over the pipeline, occasionally busting up but you could see them on the sounder in between bustups and twisties dropped down into them and jigged got hit. I switched to 30 gram twisties to get them down quicker which worked really well. Over the next hour I landed 6 Gt's up to 63cm though most of them were in the 50-55cm mark. Also got busted off on the pipeline once and dropped a few other fish. Lots of boats around, probably 15 or so when the fishing was at its peak. By 9.30 the fish were tapering off and I went to have another look around but found no more fish. Off the water at 10.30am.
Its going to be tough when the GT's leave as they are providing some exceptional fishing at the moment, not much else around to target at this point in time. Being in the right place at the right time is the key to getting some good fishing but that is not always easy.. you can't be everywhere at once after all.