Kayak and Fishing Forum banner
1 - 20 of 29 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
365 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I am moving to this area soon and I think it might be useful to provide information about conditions and fishing in the area.

Today I was in the area and checked out Second Valley. Wind SE-SW 3-5 knots. Swell almost zero. No surf or shore break. Tide moving to dodge high over weekend. Great Kayak conditions on the water.

No kayask on the water but jetty fishers at Second valley had quite a few squid, but none would win the squidding competition. A local dolphin was cruising about 200 metres off shore.

No stink boats on the Normanville ramp. Did not check out Wirrina. No boats visible offshore either.

Looks like the weather is improving and the calamari are becoming active but need to grow up.

Let me know if you would like a regular update.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
365 Posts
Discussion Starter · #2 ·
Normanville today is full of tourists but not one fishing yak to be seen from Lady Bay to Carrickalinga. 10 stink boats out, all within 1 km of shore on whiting spots. Light variable wind with tide low at present. A lone fisherman is fishing with bungums and having some luck with yellowfin whiting. The silicon on my Fishfinder needs another few hours to dry so I can;t guive a yak report.

Fisheries are on the beach which has had a remarkable impact on boat users' behaviour. Very Nice. A couple of days ago a rubber ducky was buzzing kayaks with little kids in. So much for the 4 knots within 50 metres. His rego was not clear so missed it.

Next few days forecast to be windy.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,535 Posts
Hi emufingers!

You said that this thread was for normanville & areas?'right?

Had a last minute call up by one of the rangers (a real one) in the local area asking for an assault on the local squid population. It was pretty slow at first but things started to warm up. While Piro & Bull were working the southern area i fuigured I'd go to the main part of the bay and plot my old spearfishing marks and bombies I used to frequent. After a while I cruised back and chatted with everyone and noticed the weather change a little and within minutes the run was on! I reckon within 20 minutes we hooked 20+ squid and landed 12. Little bit laxy dazy on the old skull drag lost a few. Some of these squid were frankly huge. The photos supplied of leon holding 2 of the bigger ones. Keep in mind Leon stands 6'6" tall! And has hands like cricket gloves! These two were not the biggest hooked. Piro had his PA, Leon had the Outfitter and me the stealth. On a lighter note they suggested we have a race 200m back to the beach....hehehehehhe they had no chance. All squid were caught in one 20m area, either side of this was rocky reef and nothing much else.



I wish all tight lines.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,535 Posts
I was told a technique of killing the squid in the water before putting it in my bait tank behind my seat. It has worked well! Maybe 50mls of ink escaped from the tubes by the time i got home. If I knew how to post videos I would! I've got a few post yakfish videos of most trips ready to post but don't know how.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,535 Posts
Had another hitout today.
Piro, Thor (new guy) and myself arrived and Thoe spun out! He loves Australia!

Hehe

Headed out got hit by the wind.
Got smashed by a pro squider. Still managed quite few squid after a lot of effort.
Came back in for coffee & lemon merange (long story)
As Piro knows everyone down here... A local came up and asked if we wanted a location of some 2-3kg salmon schooling about 2klm away? We said yep after about a millisecond!
Changing rigs.




Cont:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,535 Posts
Cont:

Got into salmon pretty good. They were great till some dickhead drove on top of them with his sticker boat then asked "hey there some salmon over here! Do you know that?" followed by me politely telling him to F#*k off!

He left once he realized I was being sarcastic asking him to kill his engine or leave. He took one look at his kids and wife... Then left??? That was easy.
Sambos were amlittle picky after that.
Caught enough for Thor for a feed of Calarmari & Salmon cakes etc. Caught & released the rest.





Tight lines to all.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,535 Posts
Missed you Jerry pity you were picking up the car.
Forgot the sunscreen and boy did some of us get a bit too much sun.
The ***** hitout was good for a bit of brainstorming changing to no less than six types of SP's as we were running out of different collude etc quickly. There was one colour they would not even follow as if it had the black plague!!!

When we finally ran out of SP's (session today lasted over 7 hours) I threw a Rapala CD Magnum 18 at them! Hooked up on first strip! And dropped it straight away. After this they followed and bumped it but failed to hook up (as expected).

If the pro squider was catching over 25 inkers on a "bad day" then bring on winter! I've had one donut outing in 9 trips for inkers! They are here in abundance but sometimes it does take a bit of work.

Hope to catch you soon Jerry.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
920 Posts
Excellent work - well done!

Off topic - I notice the Hobie cart tyres appear very flat in a couple of the pics - is that by design? do they still work ok when they are deflated like that? Mine have more pressure in them and I'm wondering how low i should go. thanks
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,535 Posts
No there stuffed... I followed instruction but like about 50% of "wheeleze" owners, they failed very quickly. Bu thats another subject already covered. Hope yours hold up well. A lot of hobie owners do away with these Satan wheels and upgrade them with retrofit generic wheels of choice.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
365 Posts
Discussion Starter · #17 ·
Had a couple of hours today, so went out at Normanville just after low tide. Thought I might stir up a gar or two. None to be found, in future I think I will go down to second valley for Gar. No squid either, but a pleasant paddle. It is probably a bit of a hang over from the dodge.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
168 Posts
I tried a Landbased fish from Myponga rocks at the w/end & rustled up a few decent sized Gar & Sweep, although a bit hindered by the wind.

It looks like a very fishy area & possibly worth exploring further south from the Yak, as those rocks are pretty treacherous. Has anyone fished the area from a Kayak?
 
1 - 20 of 29 Posts
Top