Radman and I launched about 5.00pm yesterday and tried a random spot near where we've been doing well. On the way we saw some action on the surface it was a bit choppy and hard to see what it was. I was hoping for kingfish but all we saw was a big school of small kahawai. We trolled a lure around them and hooked one which was ok for a livebait but not the kingfish we wanted. We couldn't find them again so we dropped anchor in 6m.
Rob caught a nice snapper there but mostly it was small fish. While I was trying to catch a Jack mackerel on a little jig I hooked a fat 44cm gurnard but after an hour all we had were the two fish so we moved to 3m to get the start of the incoming tide.
We arrived at our chosen destination, about 100m from where we firsst stopped in time for the tail end of the outgoing tide. There was a lot of red weed in both places and fish won't bit if you have that on your bait so it needs to be cleared every few minutes. Luckily the fish at the second spot didn't take long to find our baits.
This is typically what we were catching, but we let a heap of small legal fish go too . Rob also caught his first trevally, not huge but a nice little fish for the pan
We finished the day of with another first for Rob, a kingfish that sneaked itself into our bin at 77cm, pretty good catch on the 4000Baitrunner and BBE rod.
Went home with a nice catch on a flat sea at 9.00pm
So a great evening on the water and a couple of first for Rob. He needs to learn the golden rule though: ALWAYS let the skipper catch the biggest fish!
He pretty much matched me fish for fish and for a while he had me worried as there were only his catch in the bin.