I'm a relatively new boat owner and headed out today for about the third trip in my recently bought tinnie .. we visited a few spots in the harbour, and caught loads of decent trevally (they were everywhere today), some mid-size snapper and lost a monster of a squid at the boat ... Around 11am we headed to middle head and burleyed up ... within minutes the boat was surrounded by fish ... there were literally a dozen Kings ripping through the burley trail, smashing up the bits of pilchard and old bonito we were crushing up ... but none would take a bait ... we tried floating strips back to them, but they all seemed too smart to take a bait ... what's the trick? We had pretty much every bait, barring the elusive fresh squid ... they were clearly on the bite, but just wouldn't eat anything we put in front of them?? Live yakkas, pilchards, cubes of trevally ... Pretty exciting stuff nonetheless .. would have been even better if we could have brought one home ..
Anyone got any tips for next time?