I know there are a few fisho's on this site. Was wondering how everyone has been fairing?
I recently spent a couple weeks overseas, so haven't had a chance to get the tub out over the last few weeks due to the poor weather. I did go chasing snapper immediately before and after the storm off Mindarie and Hillary's rock walls for no result. Doesn't look like anyone had any luck on the pinks. May have had something to do with most of the wind in the recent storm being a SW rather than a NW. Mindarie and Hillary's are plagued with tiny blowies at the moment. Big set baits were getting smashed within minutes. Which doesn't make braving the cold and wind much fun, but that's fishing!
Before I went overseas I spent a couple trips out behind rotto in about 60m of water. No real trophy fish were caught, but a nice feed was had each time with; pink snapper, dhu fish (only undersize), break sea cod, swallow tail, red throat emperor, bald chin groper all hitting the deck as well as the usual 'junk' sgt bakers (good bait) and scorpion fish.
There looks like there is a break in the weather tomorrow, so will head out behind rotto again and see what is around. Almanac shows it as a good fishing day. Although I'm not a massive fan of fishing an easterly wind when bottom bashing.
If the weather is no good for getting out wide, I'll hit my old faithful whiting spot. Can't beat a feed of XOS whiting.
Also spoilt myself recently; bought a Vaan stall VM150 reel and matched it with a Samurai reaction 25-40lb rod. Awesome outfit, looking forward to getting it wet for the first time tomorrow.
How has everyone else been going?