Seaway Conditions Update
Well the wind has finally eased so I took the boat out for an hour or so to see what the damage was. At the top of the tide, visibility was about half a meter, its a sandy green colour with alot of disturbed sand in the water. Once the seas begin to settle I think it will clean up reasonably quick, water temperatures have dropped sharply down to 24-25 degrees and there is alot of flood debris in the water so keep an eye out for floating logs and plastic that could block your water inlets. Weed was a big problem everywhere, expect it to make things difficult for lure fishers for a few days. The swell is still up and it was not safe to venture beyond the pipeline so use caution until it settles down a bit. The pipeline had very few fish on it but we did find a few holding on the south west corner of south straddie, trolled lures through them and hooked up 3 times but each time the hooks pulled. I think they were big hairtail given the strike, the fight and the chunks of paint taken off the lures. There are alot of birds around but they were only feeding around the scum lines, not much bait around that I could see.
Once the seas settle down look for surface feeding on the edge of the dirty water lines out the front of the seaway.