Into the seaway at around 3am, wind was light SW, swell 1.5m SE-E. Had a look around, plenty of scattered fish on the sounder but none biting. Tried casting around a bit and hooked a good tarpon which bent the jighead and threw it back at me. Next drift I hooked up again and lost another Tarpon at the boat. Very unusual to see Tarpon in the seaway at this time of year, first time I've hooked them any earlier than march. Dawn was upon me by now and I moved out to the north wall with poppers, had a few hits which didnt connect but managed to land 1 tailor around 45cm.
Saw a school of bigeyes come up and landed one at 40cm on a twistie but they didnt resurface. Switched to a pearl slider on a 1/2oz jighead and landed a small moses perch. With a long cast along the front of the face I hooked a good fish which turned out to be a tailor at 57cm. Had a quick look in the broadwater but saw nothing not even any birds & the jetski's were beginning to stir so gave it away at 7am. I did see some fish busting into bait around the grand hotel ramp while retrieving the boat, the bait was quite small less than 2cm long but there was alot of it, had a few casts but got nothing so went home.
Another average report there, next week the boating traffic should ease as everyone goes back to work so hopefully the fish should become more active.
|Tuesday 1st January||3.00am - 7.00am||0351 0.17 1035 1.54 1701 0.17 2256 1.08|
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Thanks for the report. Sound like some nice catches with some good diversity. Good to see some tarpon are hanging around the seaway and a 57cm tailor is a monster! Me and some mates headed out yesterday and today but the swell kept us out of hte seaway. There were plenty of big eyes in the broadwater to keep us busy though It’s a shame you didn’t stick around a bit later, the GTs made an appearance around crab at around 7:30 both yesterday and today. I’ll post. Report soon