I was just going back through the photos of last year and it was around late april into may that the GT’s were in big numbers on the run in tide, late in the arvo around the north wave break wall…
Last May was pretty epic, lots of big GT’s, Tarpon, Bigeyes, Kingfish, Mackerel, jewies, Tailor. It all depends on the bait though. Has anyone seen the GT’s yet? Last year they showed up in March though the word at the moment is they are still up the rivers.
Picked up a few north chan GT’s in afternoon bust ups up few months ago but then they vanished. Also since March, picked up a few tarpon on pearl sliders in the deep hole at night. PS striped & mac tuna have been busting up daily on the 30 metre line outside of the seaway and have destroyed my Sustain FG 4000 stock drag with the sheer smoking speed/power. In repairs getting Carbontex replacement/upgrade.
I caught a stripey and a few Mack tuna last Friday and Saturday. Casting 25g Gillies Baitfish into bustups out off the seaway. There were bustups everywhere about one or two kms offshore. They didn’t last for long so you had to be pretty close to get a cast in.
Today (Friday) the tuna finally came up to the mouth of the seaway round 4pm within range of the shore anglers. Also The 20m line was thick left and right despite an obnoxious northerly. The 25g [River2Sea searock] and 15g [Gillies Baitfish] slugs seem to be dominating over poppers / twisties / skirts.
Finally wanted to mention that juvenile Queenfish were busting up all the way from loders creek turnoff to mid seaway on my way out. All under 30cm and were taking anything 5->15g. Trebles were doing too much damage so moved on quickly.