I was out the other week in my little Orange tub which now up for sale,
Anyway I was doing a bit of checking the area out & been looking & learning everything I can about the Seaway.
Now looking at all maps of where the pipe is located and entry points on both sides.
Now on the Northern wall I’m assuming the from all maps I’ve seen about it, that it comes out about 50m seaward of the channel marker.
Which now brings me to my confusion. What is the area where there is a constant flow of water bubbling to the surface in swirl west of the channel marker on the North wall???
Second question is about anchoring and fishing back to the pipe,
Is this recommended or not here, is it to reefy & likely to lose an anchor or 2 here & sand or reef pick if you do anchor here?.
There are so many boats running around the Seaway at night with headlights on like cars, Is this the norm here lol. You cant see their nav lights their lights are so bright.
Personally I don’t know how they drive with headlights on a boat, better of in the dark, you can see so much better.
This one boat heading out the other night has such strong headlights on that it blinded us & I was thinking that I’m glad I wasn’t coming back in across the bar towards him, you wouldn’t of seen anything.
Mate the bubbling water youve seen is waste water from the local treatment plant. starts 2 hr into the run out tide and runs for a while.
Ive got two sand anchors sitting on the bottom of the seaway but that been over years of fishing there…really you only have an hour to anchor up and fish the pipe because when the tide picks up pace your flat out keeping a bait on the bottom. a reefie probable wouldnt be a bad idea.
“Personally I don’t know how they drive with headlights on a boat, better of in the dark, you can see so much better.”
yep me to but each to their own!!!
just on nav lights there seems to a few boaties that dont have or use their nav lights or even anchor lights and ive come very close to cleaning up a few in the broadwater.. keep an eye out…
The no lights seems to be a thing every where.
I came within millimeters from running straight over a boat a ago in the Riviera
He was anchored in the middle of the bar at night with no lights at all,
I was coming back in at full throttle to compensate for the bottom of the run out,
With glare of the city lights in your eyes You are not expecting a 10ft tinny to be fishing in complete darkness right there, yeah maybe on the side of the main channel.
Then when i near run him down he has the hide to abuse me lol.
Agree on the boat headlights…a bit silly when they (and you) lose all night vision, bad enough when car headlights get you. I’d seen the odd one a few months ago but have been barely been out lately. Certainly wasnt the norm, perhaps someones bad idea is catching on but not for me. So much for my winter jewies wayno… a bad run of busy weekdays, family, bad weather, setting up new boat…still got 1/2 carton of rumbos waiting to join me on cold nights.
For anchoring the pipe i personally prefer to sand anchor uptide, using gps to tie off whatever distance I’m fishing from the pipe, as i then like to run baits back with the tide. Ok when tide slowing but at mercy of crosswinds on still water and hard to fish directly over pipe.