Seaway and Broadwater Report Monday 25th March 2013
Went out for a quick afternoon fish on Monday, got on the water by 3pm and had a look around. Water was quite dirty at the bottom of the tide, but it cleaned up within an hour of the start of the run in. Lots of bait holding at the end of the north wall and in close to the south western point of south straddie. Kept moving between wavebreak and the tip of the north wall, hoping to see some action and finally did so around 4.30 at the end of the north wall. Unfortunately it was a couple of hits then they went down, that was repeated every 15 minutes or so along the side of the north wall and around the front, not quick enough for the birds or us to get to the fish. Quite frustrating. Kept an eye on wavebreak but no fish ever showed there.
At around 5.30 I hooked a tailor around 40cm on a vision 111 on the north wall flats, then decided to do a drift across the front right through the roughest part. Just opposite rock X about 2 metres away from the boat the lure was inhaled by a big tailor which then proceeded to jump about 10 times around the boat in an effort to get rid of the lure, thankfully the hooks held and I landed a solid green back tailor at 68cm. Tried doing that again but no more takes.
Just on dusk a big school of fish popped up just north east of the wall and dad got his 20gram twistie in there and was rewarded with a solid hookup which took off and despite some difficulty due to tangles the fish was landed, a solid GT around 50cm. We went back there again and I cast into the same spot and immediately hooked up again, this time on a real screamer, within a couple of minutes I was looking at the bottom of my spool so we had to chase him, and chase him we did all around the seaway for about half an hour. Finally I managed to get him up to the boat, a whaler shark nearly 2 metres long hooked near the mouth on a 2o gram twistie, damn good fight on 10lb braid. Bloody hard work though.
It was dark by the time we had released him so we changed to tarpon gear and had a quick fish, managed 1 tarpon but lost him at the boat. Called it a night at around 8pm.
Not heaps of fish there, but some decent quality. There's some real good opportunities out there right now if you are in the right place at the right time with the right lure.
Most of the bait has moved further in the broadwater now down as far as the deep hole and north of the dredge. Hopefully we will see a bit more surface feeding in there soon.
|Monday 25th March
|3.00pm - 8.00pm
|0026 0.26 0649 1.51 1304 0.18 1916 1.35
Successful Lure’s Rundown
Halco Twisty 20gram in chrome – Price $5-7 – Availablity Kmart, BCF, Most tackle stores
Megabass Vision OneTen plus One(111) in redhead/silver – Price $25-30 – Availability Samurai Tackle, Ebay
Fishing Gear Used
Samaki Allure SA-701SM 7? Spin rod / Shimano Stradic ci4 4000 reel / 10lb white Stren Sonic Braid / 30lb Famell Super Shock Leader