Thanks Craig. I never found out what they were and didn’t see anything out there…
How often do you get stuff busting up in the seaway/broadwater/just out to sea?
It seemed to be about March to the start of July that the GT were busting regularly north of Wavebreak.
Around March (after all the rain and when I only really started to get out there for the first time) there seemed to be a few trevally/kingfish busting in the seaway quite regularly.
And also one day around then there was heaps of action just out in the open ocean from the breakers to way out the back – I’d spot a swarm of birds a couple of hundred metres away and scoot over there and there’d be a big frenzy going on. Then that would die down and you’d just have to look around and there’d be another one a few hundred metres away not long after.
I didn’t end up getting any that day – I cast one lure off and got busted off another. Then they all disappeared.
How often does that sort of thing happen and when do you generally get periods when they’ll be active on the surface?
Surface feeding in the broadwater/seaway/just offshore can happen at any time but is much more predictable in Autumn and late spring/summer. This year we pretty much were able to predict the GT’s and kingfish surface feeding(time of day within an hour timeframe) for almost 3 months straight before all the bait left in late May.
Right now all the bait is either well upstream or offshore, which is typical for this time of year. If we get a decent SE blow then that bait might get pushed into the seaway and we might get more surface feeding.
Once we hit October and the frogmouth pilchard schools arrive, the surface action should go into overdrive, at least in the early morning and late afternoons. Its what i call the summer surface season.