With the low tide being around 6ish last night i stoped off at the local servo and picked up a couple of mullet to get me by till the high tide where i could net up a few herring.
Made my way to the seaway for the run in tide, out with a few baits and waited….and waited……and waited.
The whole run in tide and not a touch…apart from a dinner plate size ray.
Just as the tide turned a few boats parked them selve on the pipe and i thought id cruze over and see what was happening… both boat were parked more to the north side of the seaway so i went to the south of them where i could see and hear trevs going nuts busting up everywhere.
As i went over the pipe i could see on the sounder it was packed with fish so i doubled back around and droped a slug to the bottom. As i got the the pipe i wound up fast and bang im on. Had him in the boat by the tower and went back to do it again.. after three drifts and three fish i thought id anchor up on the inside of the pipe and throw back towards wavebreak letting it drift/sink till it hit the bottom just past where i was and just before the pipe. On average every 3rd or 4th cast i was into a fish… Big eye trevs all between the 40 cm and 50cm marks. So after 20 odd fish C&R i left them biting.
A quick trip back the to sundale bridge, two casts, plenty of herring and went up to the marina…by this time the tide was almost half out so lobbed out some livies and within 5 min i was into a 40cm breambo.
a couple of min later i got hit by another but he wraped me around a pylon. A short time later i boated another and by now the sun was lighting the sky so made my way home…
Cool…I’m out there all this weekend
went to catch pike on high tide and caught 10 in an hour…the first one I caught, when I was winding it in something big took half of the poor thing. I found drifting with the tide and casting I seem to have way more luck than trolling. I even just swam the lure (pink XR4) from side to side and caught one.