Well another week passes with quite a variety of conditions during the week. The fish fed hard in the rainy conditions on monday/tuesday then seemed to take a bit of a break as the weather fined up though a few fish were still caught. I only got out a couple of times. I fished overnight Tuesday/Wednesday in perfect conditions, no wind or swell. Nothing fed during the run in tide on Tuesday night, but they came on the bite during the run out. Bigeye trevally came up a few times at the start of the run out and I managed half a dozen to 50cm on 9cm poppers. They went down and I looked for Tarpon finding them but they didn't really feed hard until about 2am. Tried a number of lures, caught some on a Lucky Strike King Hunter 100mm in a pilchard/green colour, and some on a new plastic a Squidgy 65mm Wild Prawn in Cloud 9 Colour. The best plastic was still the CCM Grass Minnow though. Some Bigeyes, small Mack Tuna and Watsons Leaping Bonito taking 20g twisties round the ends of the walls at daybreak.
There have been some school mackerel caught around the end of the north wall during the run in tides which is quite unusual but welcome, try your luck with twisties or gillies sunk to the bottom and cranked back fast. GT's were absent on Wednesday and Friday, tides aren't great over the weekend for them but you never know your luck. Still a few Tailor around the channels in the broadwater but nothing bigger than about 50cm, trolling lures around the Deep hole south of Crab Island might get you a couple.. Kingfish have been seen a few times in the northern channel . Tarpon are around the walls during the night, but your success may vary depending on whether they feel like feeding or not. Bigeyes can be found around the pipeline at night or ends of the walls at daybreak. The good weather is making the fish a bit tough to get during the day so focus on dawn or dusk and the tide changes. Word is that the bait reefs out from the seaway are fishing really well so while its calm its probably worth a trip out there.
|Tuesday 14th May||2.00pm - 11.30pm||0501 0.37 1044 1.07 1619 0.36 2310 1.52|
|Wednesday 15th May||4.30am - 1.30pm||0545 0.40 1129 1.03 1702 0.42 2354 1.46|
Successful Lure’s Rundown
Halco Twisty 20 gram in chrome – Price $5-7 – Availablity Kmart, BCF, Most tackle stores
SeawayFishing Ranger Pop 9cm in Chrome – Price TBA – Availability - Here, in a few weeks time.
Lucky Strike King Hunter 10cm in Green – Price: contact supplier – Availability: email firstname.lastname@example.org
Ecogear grass minnow M in Chika Chika Muroran – Price $7-10 per pack – Availability Samurai tackle.
TT Headlockz 3/8oz & 1/4oz jigheads 2/0HD – Price $8.00 – Availability – BCF, some tackle stores.
Zman 2.5? GrubZ in Pearl Shimmer – Price $8.00 – Availability – Tackle Warehouse, some other tackle stores.
Squidgy Wild Prawn 65mm in Cloud 9 - Price 9.95 - Availability - Limited to BCF stores.
Fishing Gear Used
Samaki Allure SA-701SM 7? Spin rod / Shimano Sustain FG 4000 reel / 30lb Yellow Sunline Momentum 4×4 / 30lb Famell Super Shock Leader