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G'day fellow Raiders, long time reader first time poster (I hope i've posted in the right section, please correct me if I haven't) I've been down Avoca rocks recently (almost every day for 2 weeks) morning and night, spinning metals for Bonito, such as, Halco twisty (15 up to 55 Grams) and a few others which names escape me. I usually throw my bigger rod out with 1.7 metre trace with gang hooks and float with a salted pilchard and leave to sit while I spin off spinners ledge. I have had zero luck! I was lucky enough to bump into Ray R (Top Bloke!), to whom i've met a few times here and there and he was kind enough give me a few pointers although, still no luck. Does anyone have any pointers? Am I doing anything wrong? People seem to be landing Bonito left, right and centre around me, it seems I just don't have "the magic touch" Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks Raiders, Itscaca.
Hi Raiders, During the week the boys kept bugging me as to where we should go for the weekend. Clearly, not working hard at work at all. Usually, we hit the hacking because of the pristine waters and calm waters as one of the boys has extremely short sea legs, if none at all :hug:It's okay Adrian, if your reading this. Hacking usually produces a good number of kingfish, bonitos & mackerel for us so we decided to hit the harbour for a change. Felt like a bread & butter session targeting bream, trevally & flathead. Launched at Gladesville ramp at 5:00 and motored out to Clifton anchoring just out of the casting range of the land based boys. Just as we got the berley going, an idiot in a tinny (I hope he reads this) comes motoring around inspecting the boats around and heads towards the wharf. He goes in close, cutting across where the land based people's floats are and next thing you hear is drag going off from the line getting caught on his boat somewhere. He then proceeds to anchor up about 10m in front of us and starts microjigging. Why you would go in to people's casting range catch their line and anchor right next to another boat when there's acres of space in the area is beyond me. Get a brain and please attach it permanently to your head. Anyways, got that out of the system. You guys must all have some sort of experience like this? Please do share Back to the report. We stuck around Clifton till around 8 with nothing much to show for it. The sounder was going crazy but crazy for undersized snapper, so we made the call to move to another spot a mate of mine fished at. Within a few minutes of anchoring and sending the berley down, the baitrunner 2500 started singing and I thought I was onto a rat king given the sustained run and thumping headshakes... Up came the biggest trevally of the year just shy of 60cm! That seemed to kick start the session with every bream & flathead being over legal size mixed in with a couple of undersized kingfish (which were released obviously). As we were starting to run out of the bait, Adrian hooked up to a couple of small bonito which turned into a bait "time extension". Picked up a good sized salmon and more bream after that. Called it at 11am left them biting. Such a good feeling when you catch what you've planned to do. Not sure where to go next week now haha