Today was the day to scope out some new ground,and the decision was made to head south. Target: Snapper.
I figured the cuttlefish would have spawned and this might bring some fish onto the close grounds, so we made for the reefs off the escarpment. First stop looked like we would get a bit wet on the way out, and it was a frosty fresh morning, so we kept going south. Next stop looked pretty good, and one reef is as likely to have fish as the next. Austinmer it is.
Headed out into pretty good conditions which looked like getting better as the sun came up. I dropped a fish on a trolled lure not far from the launch, but wasnt too disappointed as it was most likely a Salmon.
My sounder decided today was the day it didnt want to wake up, so I was fishing pretty much blind. Stevie located the first reef and we set up for a drift. First cast and I'm on the board!
Steve headed out further and I stuck around for a few flathead.
I had a few good hits, but the fish were biting the tails, not hitting the plastics head first, so they were hard to pin. Some more reds came on board, not all were welcome!
Steve finally found a large cuttlefish floating in the water, and pinned a nice 55cm snap right under it, just like the gameplan.
Meanwhile, I had to head in due to family commitments, but it was a top morning. Shame I had to pull the pin as the conditions just got better and better.
Get out there, the Snaps are on!
- Hello sailor!