Well after the good reports from the weekend I was keen to get out on the water and see if i could find some fish. Unfortunately most of the bait, the birds and the fish were gone, such is the here today gone tomorrow nature of fishing. Fished Monday afternoon from 2-7pm, the only place that had any fish was the pipeline which held a few GT's between 3.30 and 4pm, we landed 3 biggest going about 60cm. Looked all over, no surface feeding anywhere. After dark didn't yield anything either.
Tuesday I went out with Wade in his boat, started off at 4am and pulled a nice tarpon around 60cm but that was it until dawn. Around dawn we saw a couple of shortlived bustups in the seaway but they didn't return and we couldnt find them on the sounder, nothing around the pipeline. Had a look in the broadwater but there was nothing. At the top of the tide we tried for jewie's with 7 inch jerskhads and got a couple of fish best going about 65cm. We headed offshore and went down as far as palmie but all we found were small mack tuna. Back to the broadwater we messed around for a bit before finding some small tailor sitting on the bottom of the channel. We trolled up about 10 of those biggest going about 4ocm. Around 3pm we had a look at the pipeline found one small school of gt's and got one fish around 55cm off it, but that was all. We scouted the usual locations but once again nothing, very little bait, no birds, no bustups, no fish. Trolled up a few more tailor but still small fish. Called it a day around 6.30pm. We worked pretty hard but at least we managed a few fish.
I won't be targeting GT's again this year as I have other fish I want to catch that need more time dedicated to them. I'll also be taking a break from fishing for a couple of weeks to get some other work done but I'll still be on the site everyday to keep an eye on things.