this Ansa Catch and Release Mat. Unlike other most other fish measuring mats this one is actually accurate and folds out flat. We should see some good fishing this month so I look forward to seeing some of your reports.
Tim with his Friday 20/9 Report.
His sighting of GT's in the canyon at night(along with the screenshot of the sounder) piqued my interest and I'll be trying to see if I can catch a few while it is dark over the next couple of months. Well done to Tim and let me know your postal address so I can send the reel, line and lures to you. Thanks to all those who posted reports this month.
I have been away for the last week so I have no end of week report to deliver, with the Flathead Classic on now with over 200 boats competing I would recommend giving it a miss this weekend anyway. I'll be back into it next week and hopefully things are picking up. I have some new techniques to test as well, I'll be giving some saltwater fly fishing a go as well as some micro jigging. Saltwater fly has always been a very effective technique in the seaway but it has been suited to more shutdown fussy fish than aggressive fast moving predators. It should be interesting to see how it goes.
Micro jigging is fairly new and I'm pretty sure noone else has used it in the seaway yet, its basically jigging a small slug rigged with an assist hook from 10-40grams in a fast vertical style. I'm pretty sure it will work well on pipeline, north wall and canyon fish as well as any other tightly schooled fish. There will be more about both techniques once I have tested them fully and figured out the best way to use them.
We are coming up to my favourite time of the year, October through December will see me on the water more than ever. Edge fishing season has begun and catches will increase from now until reaching thier peak in December, the summer surface season will begin in earnest once the bulk of the frogmouth schools show up. More on the Summer Surface Season shortly.
The report prize for September is a XLD05 reel plus 100m of Grey 10lb Braid as well as the lure set kindly donated by Kane from last month. This is a very small reel and would suit a light rod but would be fine for use on small tailor and bigeyes. Line Capacity is about 100m of 10lb. While conditions continue to be tough there are fish out there to be caught if you put in the effort. Think outside the box and you might be rewarded with some excellent catches.
August’s prize is a Plano Waterproof Tackle Box filled with lures including a 15gm Twistie, ST Flash Minnow 25, 2 11gm Blades, Flash pop 8, Lurch minnnow and a Zipbaits Vib 25. Thats nearly $70 worth of lures, so write those reports up to get in the running!
..Howard for his excellent 25th July report. Bringing a different perspective to SeawayFishing is always appreciated and his use of lightly weighted yabbies around the rock walls shows how techniques can be adapted to work in a different way when the fishing is tough. Thinking outside the box not only gives you more options but gives you a better understanding of whats going on underneath the water. His report was detailed, his pictures were good and he gave prompt replies to any questions.
The prize for Howard is a Brand new SW-3000 Reel plus his choice of 300m Braid in 12,20 or 31lb strengths. Let me know what you would prefer Howard.
Prize for August will be announced tomorrow.
P.s one lucky person got a 90cm kingfish on a popper this morning. More details tomorrow...