Don't worry Joel i m sure you'll get one on board soon especially if we have more days like today.
It was certainly a packed carpark this morning and a much easier launch. I was trolling the same halo crazy deep that had bought me sucess over the last month for about half n hour before i got my first strike. It lasted about two seconds and then stopped. I wound in my line to find then the lucky lure gone and the 27lb knotable wire bitten through. Pedro, shark or KGW who knows!
I rigged up again with a 2m diving halco and started paddling again. Stopped to have a chat with Paul (pwr62) who told me he'd picked up a very nice sweetie. Conversation didn't get too far though before we were interupted by my screaming reel. Although it was a good fight as always with these longtails this one didn't take too long. Paul was a bit surprised at how quickly i called him over to take a pic - of course the LT then proceeded to keep his tail deep in the water so i couldn't trab him. Eventually i got him on board so Paul could get the pic before release.
After that the birds were still diving sporadically and there were small bustups. I hung around the area out from moffats headland for awhile before heading to brays. After few fruitless diversions i trolled inside brays for no result before changing over to plastics. Picked up a 41cm Squire and. Golden trev of similar size from this period as well as a number of bustups and snags.
Decided to start making my way back after 11 and had a chat to a few yakers along the way. The lt's at this point were at the most active of the day i think with larger bustups that lasted longer. I watched hoit hookup and lose one and then do it again while i chatted to Paulo.
I left paulo with the intention of going straight to shore as i had things to do in the arvo. Of course i left the lures out and just off the headland in 5m of water i hooked up to another LT. I decided to keep this one and gave it to mum for mothers day. There was a bit of WTF on her face when i arrived at the door with a meter long LT. (sorry no photo's i was in a hurry and kept putting it off till i forgot alogether).
It was a magic day on the water, wish they could all be this good.