Frank the bunny goes squidding.
This post is promised from another fw members comment on another thread so here goes.
Woke up about midday, the norm lately and wandered down stairs to look out the window, complete glass off on the river so figured see if dads keen to head out for some squid. (he was extremely jet lagged only arriving back from NY monday arvo). He seemed reasonably keen so rods and beers loaded, a trip up the deli for ice and snacks and we were on the water by about 1pm.
Arrived out the front of FSC not long after and proceeded with the first drift, after 5 or maybe 10 mins with not 1 squid. discussions of a move were being made, spoke too soon. Over the next 15 minutes 12 squid and a couple of cuttle fish were landed, the cuttlefish going back. We continued to go back over the same drift and repeatedly produced 2's, 3's and 4's.
A couple of drifts further away and for some reason we couldnt get past the cuttle fish, caught about 10 in 20 minutes was a bit annoying as a big cuttly feels like a monster squid until you dont get those lunges characteristic of a large squid on light tackle. Dad managed to lose his favourite jig which i had another exactly the same in my bag but upon producing it and offering it to him he proclaimed its not the same, mine was browner in colour (it was the same effing jig brand, weight, colour i know because i bought them both).
So after reluctently accepting my offer he put the jig on and again claimed it wasn't the same. He had a point as he was doing pretty well with the previous jig on his 3ft ugly stick and shimano hyperloop super cheapy outfit that he wont let me replace for him. So i tested a whole heap of the new jigs i bought and seems they worked well, so tested 4 out of the 12 new colours i purchased. Really like new the Yo-zuri range, clear bodys and chrome reds to be exact.
On a final note one of the first squid we caught was attacked by something, at the time dad mentioned felt like something was hitting it, kind of took a small run and when what came up afterwards i thought holy crap maybe a macky, then thought about it and figured more like a norwester. Let you guys decide.
(excuse the phone photo quality)
Here we go again.