I got out at dawn Tuesday morning and started with casting a few lures in the north wall wash but only one half hearted hit. Water is very dirty on the low tide and I’ve found it very quiet for all species of late. Got me wondering if Hinze was still spilling over…looked up SEQ water and it is, not sure if this is why but would seem to be a factor.
Next I headed down to narrowneck sand bags to troll a few minnows, was instant action with choppers, bonito and a lone school mackerel. Had some fun there then jigged a few yakkas and 3 treasured slimey’s for the start of run in back in seaway.
I started by drifting north wall about 9.30am with a slimey, tide was yet to start running in due to small tides so it was still a non event. Decided to move to the pipe, was also quiet until run in picked up about 10.30. My one surviving slimey was taken and landed a just legal 76cm jew. Hooked nicely in corner of jaw with circle hooks I’m now using, thanks Wayno. Butterflied 1 of the 2 now dead slimey’s and it was soon taken but busted me in the pipe. Last one butterflied and also soon taken for a lively 67cm kingy. I had a live yakka out the whole time which wasn’t touched…those slimeys are gold dead or alive. There were plenty of sporadic bust ups the whole time and birds working, I threw slugs at those but no takes. Looking good on the run in with plenty of bait coming in I think it’s best to focus on that.
Butterflied baits are very underrated in my opinion, sometimes they work as well or even better than livies. If the fish are feeling lazy and can’t be bothered chasing a livie, a butterflied bait shoved in thier face will often work.