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What started out as a below average session turned out to be a great day on the yak. We were on the water by 6:30am, with a forecast of moderate winds and some rain. Luckily no rain, but it was windy every now and then which settled to a breeze by the arvo. We located the wreck but we all struggled to catch any live bait, all day! I suspect the rain we received yesterday chased all the bait away or maybe its just the full moon, who knows! Even with burley I couldn't catch any livies, but I did manage pinkies, leather jackets, bream and a legal trevally all on the sabiki rig with tiny bits of squid as bait. One of my friends managed to catch one yakka which eventually got converted into a rat. Towards the afternoon things were not looking any better so we relocated to a deeper spot. Whilst trying to catch squid I sounded some fish in the channel approx 27m deep. 1st drop resulted in a 67cm jewfish on a strip of squid. Not long after that another jewfish 60cm. Then my mate manages a 72cm jewfish on slowjig. Eager to catch a keeper,I kept a close eye on the sounder and I managed to locate the school again, quickly dropped my line and hooked up straight away. 3rd time lucky this one measured 71cm. Happy days, finally a keeper. Not long after that, another fishing buddy of mine hooks a 79cm jewie. We were back at the boat ramp by 4:30pm, it was a long day on the yak, but much needed exercise after spending the past 3 weeks working from home and snacking on everything in the cupboard.
Hey Raiders, Went out for an SP flick around Double Bay today. Swapped my reel over so I'm winding with the left hand and wanted to have a session to get used to it. Stuck a bloodworm wriggler with some S factor on a 1/8th and was trying to give it a quick rip. After a few casts off the wharf I got a hit and pulled in a little pinkie. Then a few casts later I got a big hit right on the bottom. At first I was convinced it was a snag, but some decent rod-bending soon proved me wrong. As I got it to the surface I saw dark colours and called it for a big flattie. I got it up onto the wharf and it turned out to be an estuary catfish. At 57 cm, it's my biggest fish in Australia. Had to be careful getting her (big egg brood on the bottom) off the hook as I know they have venomous fins. About 15 mins later I got a take close to the surface, which turned out to be an almost-legal tailor. After that it was pinkies on almost every cast, but none bigger than 20 cm. Switched to a bigger Z-man grub in an attempt to stop catching them and had a walk around the beach to try for flatties, but didn't manage a fish. Went back to the wharf and had a few more casts, one of which I think had a flattie on the drop, but the head shakes threw the lure as I hadn't struck very hard. Turned out to be my best SP session since starting and it was nice to get some decent fish. My right arm's bloody killing me now though! All fish were realeased, thanks for reading. Adam