last minute day off
well , wednesday was a killer, being stuck at work and seeing how good it looked outside.
Just had to get today off after seeing the forecast , but didn't fancy my chances , as I have a long weekend booked already.
Well , the boss was pretty good about it and good job too.
I'd lost my main deckie, as he was heading out on his mates boat, so it was a solo bash. headed out early from two rocks with the intention on getting to my spots around the tide.
It worked out well , and I arrived and began sounding around. found another little lump a little way off my mark that looked the goods.
I'd bought bait just in case , but it was a new smith mejiyume that was sent down first. a couple of twitches , and I'm on straight away. love it when that happens on the first drop.
It was a good fish and it didn't want to get off bottom , but after a bit of boat manouvering 1 handed , I was directly over the fish again. the little jig force had a pretty decent bend in it , and a few mins later , up came the fish of the day . 15.8kg on the scales at home.
the next hour saw some decent dhu's over the gunnels up to 70cm ,from different spots , but after that , they weren't so keen on the jig .
i relented and switched to fresh sgt baker fillets , which got pretty smashed by pinkie's , queen snapper and more dhu's
Bite seemed to shut down around 11, so didn't bother persisting , with the decent dhu in the esky.
If I spent half as long fishing , as I do reading this bloody forum , I'd be twice the fisherman I am.