Finally got out for a fish from dawn through to high tide, water conditions much better , clean warm 24 degrees. There were plenty of small bigeyes on north wall flats at dawn on slugs and just 1 40cm tailor in the wash. Headed out to get livies for top of tide, bait reef was quiet but got yakkas and one treasured pike at scottish prince. Back to drift the north wall hole, i saw a few jew caught by boats with pike, yakkas were quiet just one 60cm jew, dropped the pike down it was taken fist drift, good fish but pulled hooks. That was about it….Gordo
Was out there today.
Trolled offshore for hours n hours for zip.
Got a heap of yakkas & small pike & 1 slimmie.
Took the livies into the seawa for the high tide at 9.30am.
Slimmie lasted all of about 2 minutes. Got absolutely smoked by a big Kingy.
They didnt like yakkas at all.
The pike couldnt handle the hooks & died on me to easy.
Heading back out on Thursday.
hope there are a few less boats on the water that day
Yeah got out first thing xmas day morning,
Headed out to the live bait grounds and couldn’t see a single fish on the sounder.
Went down to the Scottish Price ^ there was bait all over tightly packed in balls.
Made getting a livie real hard.
Finally got a few % a big Friget Mackerel. Pined a few hooks in him and set him back out un weighted drifting behind the boat, about 3 minutes later seen the rod bounce twice and that was it.
Wond it back in to only find a head, Love to know what it was ?.
Trolled all the way out past the 24’s. couldn’t find any bait at all.
Came back into the Seaway and soaked a few yakkas, got nailed on the sth wall and ened up getting reefed.
Went home at lunch releasing the remaining yakkas at the boat ramp.
Really over the nice warm water 26.3 degrees & zero bait in the water.
Prob a spanish at the friget mate. I got out the other morning in the rain, offshore was a bit lumpy so back to seaway with livies, got one 77cm jew and dropped 3 other good fish, one ran me in a snag….maybe a jack.
Monday 28th and Tue 29th I hit the seaway around 8pm. I had mullet strips and herring on board and headed for the eddy.
Monday I got one 70 odd cm jew and not another touch. tue night heaps of bait fish coming through with trevs not far behind, busting up every 10 or so minutes.
Having a slab of mullet and a herring laying on the bottom and not much happening a put out a herring with no sinkers to float around to see if a trev would take it…while I was doing that the rod with the herring anchored on the bottom started the drag ticking over with a short run then stop….another short run then stop….Not thinking it was a jew I straight away started winding in the slack as he was heading back towards me…After 5 min I dragged a 6 foot shovel nose up a long side the boat…gave me a good work out but disappointing with the end result. After I sent him on his way I rebaited and had it back in position. 10min later the floating herring took off with a screaming run. I thought oh yer a good GT or BE but to my surprise another 70cm Jew appeared. After a quick pic he was sent back to grow some more…After sitting there for another hour and half I headed for home just as the sky started to lighten.
I wont be back out till thur next week, my next days off.
Fishing around the end of the north wall at night is recommended for experienced seaway fisherman only. You can still catch plenty of good fish around the pipeline through the northern Y up to the canyon.