I haven't managed to get out much this week due to a nasty cold/flu thing but I still managed a couple of trips. Feel free to correct something if you disagree.
Fishwise, GT's are still around on the second half of the run in tide, the size is all over the place with a few 70+ fish caught, lots in the 55-60cm and the odd runt to make things interesting. The bustups during the day have been fairly quick and usually only one hookup out of a school before they sound, they have been alot more aggressive just on dusk and dawn staying up for longer and less fussy. A range of lures are working, plastics, slugs and poppers but accuracy seems important, so aim for the thickest parts of the bustups.
Mid size Tarpon have still been around in the Northern Y during the last half of the runout tide but numbers seem to be dwindling, try dropping a plastic on a 3/8oz jighead(any paddle tail minnow would do)down to the bottom and slow roll it back to the boat and you might be in with a shot. Bigger versions have been around the seaway rock walls at night but not as predictable, just work the edges and eddies until you start getting tapped then go over that area a few times to make sure.
There are some decent jewies around on the bottom during the slower parts of the tides(start and finish), so drop your jerk shads or larger plastic shads to the bottom during those times and you might connect with a decent jew or two.
Tailor have been in small and medium size schools in the Northern Channel mainly in the afternoons but nothing bigger than about 45cm, the north wall has held a few small schools as well. Any sort of metal works fine, as does shallow running minnows. No sign of any bigger fish.
There have been a few small to medium sized bigeyes around at night, there are some big schools holding at the end of the north wall at times but only a couple seem to be feeding. There have been some big schools moving upstream into the rivers and around the bridges, thats typical winter behaviour for them.
As we head into the colder months, hairtail should show up in the slower moving deeper holes and hopefully some salmon should show up as well. There is tons of bait around still so hopefully we should get a few more visitors to the seaway and broadwater.
There are plenty of fishing options there for the long weekend. Looks like some strong SE winds Saturday afternoon/Sunday morning so remember to fish according to the conditions and stay safe.
|Monday 3rd June||3.00pm - 8.30pm||0404 1.27 1020 0.26 1703 1.38 2307 0.48|
|Friday 7th June||2.00am - 10.30am||0135 0.36 0714 1.16 1259 0.20 1948 1.63|
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Thanks for the info Craig, yes a few larger jew about, I got a couple 5kg ones Sunday night bottom of tide. Gordo