Easterlies make fishing difficult
This week here in the Far North the weather has consisted of a non-stop easterly 20 + knots and heavy scattered showers during the day. The harbour has been a murky mess with people scattered along the harbourside beaches, Surfcasting into the channel.
I have been out with my surfcaster and managed a nice 40cm eater caught on pilchard bait, but generally the fishing has been very slow. Other people down on the water's edge have been getting one, maybe two for dinner. The swell on the east coast has been pumping, hopefully pushing the scallops up onto the beach.
Now it's spring, the warm water will start moving in and the fish will follow in it getting ready to spawn. Fishing will hopefully get super good! Over on the west coast there has still been the odd snapper getting caught but mostly trevally and lots of kahawai. This is the time of year that the flounder start to push right in close and into spearing distance. I heard of a lady getting 12 yellow bellies the other night along Ninety Mile Beach.
I can't wait for the wind to settle down and the fish to start pushing in close!