A mate took me out to his secret spot in Bate Bay last night. Anchored up a short time before sun down.
Straight into the bait stealers - maori wrasse, sweep, ling, little red rock cod and others. Was hoping for a bream or reddie but none about. Near full darkness , the rubbish stopped biting.
Floated pillies for the tailor and bonnie, and suffered a few bite offs as well. It was a while between bites, then the pillies started getting picked at, so changed to a single hook, half a pillie and the trevally were there, a bit slow at first then they came on the bite. Getting a hit every drop, just over the size limit, threw back a few then gave it away.
Also pulled up one squid, used some of it for bait but nothing interested.
My last Hacking trip for a while, as I will be hooking up the van and heading to W.A. shortly. Will be travelling a fair bit so not much fishing, but hopefully some.
I will be reading your reports, so good luck all, and leave me some fish for when I return.