First up, this sh*t is hard to do upside down!!! - apologies if it looks a bit crazy.
I'm sure there'll be plenty who agree... there's nothing like a plan that you've worked on for a while coming together...
Have been heading to Jervis bay as much as possible this year, in hopes of nailing my first kingy.
After multiple trips, I've learnt wuite a lot - like catching livies is bloody hard, and just what an angry salmon can do to your lure...
With good weather scheduled for saturday (for once), and knowledge from my previuos trial and error trips, i was feeling unusually confident - I think it started around 5 on friday arvo, when the local Hobie dealer rang to say that their new shipment of deep gear buckets for the 8" hatch had come in. Funny how that little extra got me pumped.
The plan was coming together. Anyway, launched nice and early, but couldn't buy a livie. anchored up and berleyed, even used my own bait catching rigs, but couldn't raise anything more than schools of leathers... ended the bait session with one small yakka and a pike. Confidence was a little rattled.
Trolled my way out to the reef, enjoying the conditions, at least the weather was perfect. Strangely enough, there were hardly any boats around...
got out to the reef, whacked the nearly dead pike onto my livie rig, dragged him round for a bit until the rig snagged on the reef, managed to get the rig back, but no pike. No Interest that i could tell.
Chucked the yakka on, and sent him down, and cruised along for a while, after ten minutes or so felt him getting a little twitchy, and sure enough BOOM! and we were on!for the first little bit, it was a 50/50 affair,and i was worried i might be about to cop another dusting.
However, with a few carefully chosen words through gritted teeth, i began to get the better of things, and once i had the fish pointing the right way, it came up pretty easily... my first ever kingy!!
Sorry about the phto quality, only had the phone and was a little bit too excited to care about great photos.
needless to say, pretty pumped - of course, it went 62cm on the lie detector so i there's another plan to work towards now.
Bream - silver trevally - flathead - salmon - pike - squid - Luderick - Kingfish - snapper