Fish Alert 7 Wednesday 14th August 2013
Some great fishing available right now, all you need to know is where, when and how.
GT's are hungry and feeding in the canyon and the northern Y again. During the runout tide in the afternoon, they go into feeding mode from 4pm until sunset. If there is bait around they will feed on surface(still very hit and miss), if not any deep diving lure that runs to 3 metres plus should get hit, I used Bolt Omega's, Rapala XRD10's and Sebile Koolie Minnows. Troll around the area from the canyon half the way to the first set of beacons north and down through the northern Y and you should get hit. Trolling against the current works best and a troll speed around 5 knots seems to stir them up. I had an epic 2 hour session on Tuesday afternoon that lasted 2 hours nonstop. Lost count of the GT's landed. From 4pm til 6pm I was almost constantly hooked up, I would hookup, fight a fish, release it throw the lure out troll about 10m and get smashed again! Lost count of the fish landed. all around the 50-65cm mark though I did get busted off twice by bigger fish. Only one other boat out and all they had was plastics.. They got zip and had to put up with me constantly landing GT's for 2 hours straight, almost feel sorry for them.. almost.. A classic example of why you should not rely on one technique to get fish. I went out on wednesday afternoon to confirm it would continue and while it was not quite as frenetic we still managed to boat 5 GT's and lose a couple of others.
Bolt Omega's will soon be available through the SeawayFishing Shop.
A word of warning though, snot weed is coming through the seaway from the broadwater on the run out tides in increasing amounts as it does every year when temperatures begin to warm up. This is making trolling a bit difficult so make sure you check those lures frequently. The eastern side is not as affected so concentrate there if it causes you problems. We will have to put up with this weed for the next 4 weeks. The weed usually clears about an hour after the start of the run in.