Hopefully this does not pop up twice, had trouble sending the first blog.
Im heading out for a jew fish on the weekend to the seaway.
I have not been out in a while due to a dodgy shoulder.
I was wondering if any of you blokes have reciently been out and know what the jewies are up to. Which is working better, off the wall or off the pipe even though I have a real bad record on the pipe. Never know where to be!
Also have the local livies been about or do I need to head straight to the bait grounds.
Any info would be greatly appreciated
mate im stuck with kids sports over the weekend so im looking at probably the high tide Sunday arvo. Ususally I get herring around the place but im not fussy. Will go out and get slimies if I have too. I only have a small tinnie so weather pending on the ladder.
I always get plenty of herring using a cast net anywhere near the sundale bridge and good bait size chopper tailor in the white box using small HB or SP’s. Ill be heading out Sunday arvo around 1800 get some bait, waste some time at the marinas then up to the seaway for the high at 2215.
I went out Tuesday night and pulled one from the North wall and the one before that was in the same spot. Have only landed one from the pipe in the last few trips.
With live bait I prefer yakkas/tailor from the bait grounds, but they can be hard get some afternoons.
It’d probably be best to castnet for mullet/herring 1st then head out to try to get yakkas/tailor before your session.
Thanks for the info/ heads up I will post my efforts up on Monday. HOPEFULLY
Looking at the weather out side at the moment I should be there now.
Hey Wayno hope im looking at the right tides map but im getting the high tide showing about 5.00pm on the 22nd.
Unfortunately I ended up with a big fat donut Sunday arvo.
Struggled to raise livies so I was behind the eight ball from the start.
I throw everything at all the usual spots to get them and only ending up with two herring which I throw back filling my bucket with water(not happy)
Anyway went out to the seaway around 3.30pm as the SE front came through and blew for a good hour. Drifted jigging plastics the whole time right across the seaway.
Just before the change of tide around 5.30 my engine stalls. Get it started just after a while to crawl back to the ramp. Engine is 5 years old and never missed a beat so off to the shop it went today. Well it war one of those days!
I did notice though the one bloke that did have livies did not seem pick anything up while I was out. Hopefully he got something for his troubles though.
Thanks again boys for your feedback, always appreciated.
One of those trips by the sounds Briggsy, hope the motors a minor problem. I think the waters just too clear on high in seaway and baits just been hard to get in the broadwater at times. I went out Sunday morning, got a massive sea mullet in cast net which went into esky (fond memories of sea mullet with old man), then only a 40cm pike and small mullet. Tried north wall at dawn start of runout, pike taken instantly by a 65 cm jew then a missed take on the mullet. Down to scottish prince for a few tailor and yakkas, back for bottom of runout at pipe, got a 90cm jew then monstered by something in the pipe after a 10min slugout..acted like a big shovelnose.
A previous post i said i used size 6 ball sinkers to get livies near the pipe when anchored…checked the pack when restocking tackle box….its size 9.
Last night with a bucket full of livies and bingo 1m, 7kg in the north wall eddie
about 3.30am run in tide. Two hours before the high, 6m down I could see that silver flash , when he hit the surface my first thought was, Im gonna need a bigger net.