Well the big news this week is that... the big Kingfish have returned in numbers to the Seaway and the Canyon Area and are now feeding during the first half of the run in tides. I spent Thursday and Friday morning's on the water this week and the kings showed up on both days. I have also seen them feeding halfway through the run-out in the north wavebreak flats corner. Look for them just after sunrise or whenever baitfish begin to congregate around this area. They are still pretty hard to get a cast into but if you can get a lure in there when they are feeding you are in with a shot. One of our members Chris managed to get a good cast into a bustup this morning with a skitterbait and it got eaten, he got busted off though.
In other news Tailor are still around the North Wall and if you can pick a day when a school of baitfish comes through you are in for some good fishing. Thursday morning a school of yellowtail came through and the Tailor smashed into them in the Eddy at the end of the North Wall. That excited them enough to get them really hitting the surface lures with gusto for an hour or so though most lures caught fish. Flash 25 minnows, Vision 111, Twisties, Skitterbaits and skitter pops all got fish. Friday morning by comparison they weren't interested and I only managed a few on minnows.
At the moment it seems we only have Tailor and Kingfish and while thats an improvement, we should be seeing more than that by this time of year. Bigeyes and GT's are nowhere to be seen. I did manage to hook a decent shark on Thursday over the Canyon just on sunset on a Bolt Omega, it jumped twice and busted me off though. It looked around 1.5m long.
There is loads of bait around but most of it is no bigger than 4cm, and on the run-in tide it is not hanging around the Canyon but moves through the Northern channel up closer to Crab Island. There doesn't seem to be any fish up that far, I looked on multiple occasions and saw nothing. There is plenty up in the Southern Channel as well but I didn't see any fish into them.
This weekends tides are pretty good for both the morning and afternoon, with the afternoon being the best. If the boating traffic isn't too bad you should see some feeding by Kingfish around the Canyon as the tide pushes in around 3-6pm.
|Date Fished||Time Fished||Tides|
|Thursday 31st October||3.00 - 9.30||0550 1.23 1142 0.26 1748 1.28|
|Friday 1st November||3.30 - 10.00||0000 0.07 0629 1.36 1228 0.18 1831 1.30|
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So apart from the skitterbait what lures…..just stick to surface lures or throw everything at them till them hit??
So Chris got busted off using a skitter…. what size line , leader will you be using??