Had a fish on the boat in the harbour last week. Arrived before sunrise to the boat ramp, we launched and we were on our way. Plan was to get some livies and head to north head and maybe long reef to target some kingies. Could not get any live bait whatsoever and conditions outside the heads a bit rough, we changed our tactics and decided to troll around north head for a Bonnie or a kingy.
Managed to get a couple bonito and a salmon as well. Caught on trolled halo twisty and Xmas skirts. Also got a few casting into busting up schools.
As my brother was reeling a bonito in, there were a few kingys following it. Told my brother to leave the bonito in the water and I quickly got a light plastics outfit and dropped it over the side to try and hook onto the kingy. After maybe 3 secs of the plastic being in the water a fish takes it and goes for a screaming run. I was only using 6lb line and leader so i didnt have much hope of stopping this fish. The fish kept running with a lot of headshakes so I knew it was a kingfish. But after a couple mins into the fight my leader had snapped and the fish was gone.
Overall still a good day and got a feed . At the boat ramp while I was filleting the fish, there was quite a few people looking at what I had caught. One person said if they tasted nice, So I cut some up into sashimi pieces and gave it to a few people there with a bit of soy sauce and they all loved it.