Combined Reports Friday 8th, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 14th February 2013
So I've been fishing a bit lately, so here's an all in one report for you. The fishing has been a bit tough so I'm going to keep the reports lean.
Friday 8th February
Got on the water early but no joy, not a hit until dawn. Got cut off twice in a row on 30gram twisties casting right onto the maelstrom at the front of the north wall, big tailor probably. Got into some bigeyes feeding over the pipeline early, managed half a dozen up to 45cm. A couple of small tailor along the inside of the wall. Spent some time bouncing a pearl slider off the bottom and hooked a good fish which turned out to be a 50cm Longnosed Trevally. Nothing else for the rest of the trip.
Tuesday 12th February
On the water just in time for dawn, nothing around the walls or around the pipe or on the bottom. No surface feeding until the last hour of the run in with schools of dart, queenfish and a few small tuna but they were fussy had to drop down to a 7gram slug to tempt them, probably landed about 20 or so. Hit the pipe on the change of tide for one bigeye on a popper, worked the walls for a bit with a squidgy slick rig got smashed by a freight train which headed out offshore with me following before I got spooled, unfortunately after about 5 minutes the line went slack and I wound back a slick rig with a straightened hook.
Wednesday 13th February
On the water for dawn did the usual but nothing so decided to spend some working the south wall to see if I could get a better understanding of its fish holding areas. Spent a couple of hours drifting up and down and found some likely looking areas to concentrate on. Wasn't til I did a drift over the pipe and dropped the slider down the other side, the plastic got smashed and the fish took off on a long screaming run which had me thinking kingie. A long dogged fight and a flash of gold on the way up had a nice 64cm Golden Trevally next to the boat. Near the top of the tide I pulled a couple of dart at the end of the north wall and chased down a few small tuna just offshore.
Thursday 14th February
On the water a bit late just after sunup, concentrated on working the bottom with a slider, picked up a bigeye and a 63cm jewie but pretty quiet. Found some fish holding in the main current path around the front of the wall, no go on the plastics, but switched to a 85gram raider dropped it down and jigged it up fast, got hit and pulled in a 45cm bigeye. Nothing else and called it for the morning.
So to summarise, very little around the walls, the occasional fish around the pipe and bottom of the seaway, surface feeding in front of the walls near the top of the tide. No surface feeding in the broadwater at all. Conditions were not great all of those trips with mid to strong SE and a decent swell most of the time. Need another decent school of baitfish to come through, there is a bit of bait but obviously not enough. That could change at any time. There is still a bit of dirty water around on the bottom half of the tide but the seaway cleans up quick once the tide starts to come in.
|Friday 8th February
|3.00am - 1.00pm
|0648 1.71 1312 0.13 1903 1.20
|Tuesday 12th February
|5.00am - 12.30pm
|0308 0.03 0943 1.65 1557 0.04 2202 1.36
|Wednesday 13th February
|5.00am - 1.00pm
|0352 0.11 1021 1.53 1633 0.09 2244 1.35
|Thursday 14th February
|6.00am - 11.00am
|0436 0.22 1056 1.39 1707 0.16 2327 1.31