Into the seaway at around 3am, wind was light SW, swell 1.5m SE-NE. Had a look around, found a big school of fish sitting around the end of the north wall, looked liked bigeyes but they weren't feeding and disappeared as the sun rose. Started off with 9cm Rapala Skitter pop and worked the edges, had a few hits that missed hookup but managed to land 1 tailor at 45cm and 1 GT at 55cm. Quite unusual to get a GT on a surface lure around the north wall, its only happened once before. He struck the lure about 1m away from the face of the wall, so he was probably cruising the edges.
Tried minnows and twisties but got nothing on them, pretty quiet. No fish feeding on surface in the seaway. Anyway by 5.30am boating traffic was building and the jetskis seemed to delight in roaring right along the edge of the wall so I headed into the broadwater and had a look around. Plenty of bait sitting just south of crab island but no fish into them. Headed offshore to look for tuna, went down as far as mermaid, saw a few scattered tuna but nothing I could get a cast into. Came back, dropped some plastics around the north wall at the top of the tide but got zip, had another look in the broadwater but still nothing so called it a day around 7.30am.
Not exactly a stellar catch but the heavy boat traffic around may have made the fish a bit sketchy. Need a decent SE blow to refresh things a bit, looks like we may get that next week.
|Tuesday 25th December||3.00am- 7.30am||0626 1.44 1254 0.34 1827 1.00|
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Merry Christmas Craig and thanks for the report. Spent some time on the water/sth straddie with the family after lunch and the boat traffic was full on but great to see so many people enjoying the holidays. Found some reasonable numbers of whiting on the run in tide which was a nice way to spend the afternoon.
We got out early on the 24th too and found it really hard going – only managed 2 chopper tailor from the northern front of the north wall – one on a 4 inch white plastic and one on a 20g twistie. The water was crystal clear which probably didnt help much.
Hopefully 2013 brings many hook ups and quality fish to you and everyone else on the forum. Cheers.Tim