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Hi, last weekend I decided rain, hail or shine. The boat is getting launched. So with the wind to strong to chase mackerel in the bay with my tinny. Yesterday arvo we took my 2yo and 5yo to put a couple of crab pots in. Along with getting the 2yo familiarised with the boat on the plane. This morning launched the boat at 7am at Toorbul and checked the pots. One legal muddy and one legal sand crab. Pumped yabbies & wanted a few poddy mullet. Ended up with plenty of prawns instead. the first 4hrs on the morning incoming tide was really entertaining. Between myself, my old man & 5yo we caught; - Plenty of bream - Small GT - flathead - 5x Some kind of herring on yabbies - Undersized grunter I really enjoy the passage every time I head back!
We got 146mm of rain Friday night and into Saturday morning so when I set out for a fish as the tide came in on Saturday after the last of the scuds rolled through I didn't hold too much hope as I've learnt the flat ones don't fire up immediately after a big deluge. It usually takes a day or two. I decided to go have a poke around anyway. Seems I was right. Only one flatty landed that went 43cms. I let it go and decided to take the kayak out the next morning and fish the top of the tide in close to the mangroves. So I arrived at my launch spot at 4am and turned the car off. Then I restarted it and headed home because I had left my rods at hime. Luckily I only live 10 mins from my launch spot and I was back and on the water at 4:30am as the first of the light started to become visible on the horizon. There was plenty of bait around and there were swirls aplenty so I was feeling confident. By 5am I had my first flatty that whacked the 4inch Gulp curl tail grub as soon as it hit the water. After a fun little tussle on the light gear I had it in the net. A nice 58cm model. Into the keeper net it went and I continued to hunt around. By 6am I had bagged out. I caught a couple more and let them go and by 7am as the tide topped out they had shut down so I headed in for a cuppa.
Hi All, New to the forum and hoping I can get some advise please. I have a leave pass from the missus to go on a solo trip. I am trying to plan a fishing trip in the first 2.5 weeks in August from Vic to either Northern NSW or Southern Queensland. I have a small 3mtr tinnie and wanting to fish some estuaries. Hoping to catch Jacks, Bass, Bream or something decent on light line. Happy to travel as far as Rocky if needed, however prefer to try my luck from Yamba to Sunshine Coast. Also ideally, looking to switch it up from Estuary to Rock or Beach. Hopefully you can help