Friday 11th Jan
Arrived at the seaway at 4am and had a scout around the North wall. Casted minnows the whole length down the inside of the wall till dawn without a touch. Soon spotted birds making their way towards bait just in front of south straddie. We weren't far behind and the 1st surface action we came across was mainly small bonito (millions of them). Gave them up pretty soon after catching a few and decided to chase the smaller faster moving bustups. Finally got within range and 1st cast with a twistie got nailed by a 55cm striped tuna. Landed 4 more striped tuna for the morning. Biggest going 57cm. A few smaller mac tuna in the mix aswell. They slowed down at about 8am. The 1m swells, NE winds and dark skies didn't help our cause, as alot of our cast were untouched when the cloud cover was really thick.
Went back in to look for GTs and spotted them just once in front of crab island. Only a few came up for 10 seconds or so,we did manage two cast with no strikes. That was at 8.40 so i'm not sure if they were around and feeding earlier on the run in tide or there was too much boat traffic and it kept them down. Waited till about 9.30 before calling it quits.