Awesome way to christian the new boat today. My mate Pieter Bertoni and myself took up the challenge to hit Jumpinpin for some flattie action.
Meeting up at Jacob wells boat ramp at 8am we wasted no time and headed straight for Jumpinpin via the South Stradbroke passage. Winds was pretty bad blowing 15-25knots for most of the day. I knew the conditions were bad so had chosen the pin to seek shelter through the various river systems and use the Lowrance fish finder to located dropoffs. My plan worked out well.
Our first stop was McKenzies Channel. I’ve fished the system before with great results. It was also strategically out of the wind. We however failed to land anything there for the next hour and a half. Eventually we worked our way to the top of Crusoe Island. Utilising the jog mode of the Minn kota trolling motor and spot locking every 15m we managed a handful of flatties by lunch.
Towards the afternoon we moved around a fair bit as the tide was close to high. Fish had shutdown for a good hour before we managed to land a few more. Finishing at 4pm we both enjoyed the trip. The boat performed beautifully without a single problem.
Tally for the Day:
Pieter : 7 flatties ( 2 legal), 3 bream (1 legal) and 7 pikes.
Myself: 6 flatties (no keepers), 1 keeper tarwine,3 breams (1 keeper), 5 pikes