Fish Alert Sunday 17th March
Welcome to the first SeawayFishing Fish Alert. These will be posted whenever opportunities for good fishing are found and are likely to be repeated(though I make no guarantee they will be there the next day). Details such as location, time of tide, species, action and lures will be posted. On with the alert...
Species: Tailor and Kingfish
Location: 100m south of the Cross channels south of crab, east of the main channel.
Activity: Surface feeding by schools of tailor with big yellowtail kingfish hunting them.
Time of tide: Halfway through the run in tide, just in front of the dirty water line.
Notes: Plenty of baitfish in the area.
Lures used: 15 gram gillies baitfish.
Summary, Despite heavy boating traffic, schools of tailor feeding on schools of small (2cm)white pilchards, which in turn are being hunted by large yellowtail kingfish around a metre long. We landed a number of tailor from 30-40cm and had one followed by a large kingfish which chased the tailor around the boat for a couple of minutes until the tailor managed to free itself and hide under the boat. We also saw kingfish hunting tailor schools 50m away from the boat. Action lasted about an hour. If you hooked a tailor and kept one as a livey(35cm +) then threw it out when the kingfish started chasing the tailor schools, you would be in a good chance at hooking a big kingfish.
The seaway has cleaned up alot, weed has gone and water has improved alot from thursday. Still alot of dart around the end of the north wall.