Saturday morning 8th September
Went for a 4.30am - 9.30am session. Threw minnows and slugs at north and south wall before dawn only to manage 3 strikes and 2 small tailor. Pretty disappointing, after sunrise saw plenty a big tuna surface action on the way down towards mermaid. Didn't get close enough to put in any quality casts. All look to be about 60cm - 90cm models. Headed back towards stradbroke and found some salmon busting up, did manage some good cast but nothing. Followed the school for about 2 hours on the incoming tide. From in front of stradbroke they busted up 3 times, then to the North wall where they stayed up for quite some time (the school getting quite big now) busting up about 5 times. Managed to cast 7 - 30 gram slugs into the school with out a touch. The last we saw of them they were in the broadwater close into stradbroke island. They busted up another 4 times but very quickly. Managed a hit on a squidgie wriggler on the last bustup only to drop him. All salmon were 50cm plus... cant believe we couldn't catch just one. Very frustrating morning. Got such a good look at them plenty of times which makes it even more frustrating. In between chasing the school around, we did manage 3 tailor biggest going 46cm and about half a dozen bonito. Also got a good look at the small seal thats hanging around the seaway. Got very close and took some bad quality photos. The Seal looks injured as there looks to be some open wounds.
Overall... average and frustrating morning of fishing... seeing too many big fish unable to hook on. The salmon are definately here though... hope they hang around like the GTs did.