Late write up today for yesterday’s trip. Got too tired yesterday. My apologies. I had been unable to fish for the last week, seeing a glimpse of opportunity yesterday I grabbed it with both hands.
The weather was looking awesome! I had a big dilemma at 4:30 am. Which vessel to take out! I’d wanted to go offshore in the jetski but still had cold feet from the last trip where I’d almost capsized 😂🤣 Made the choice to take the kayak out instead and tried a spot I’d always fished with bait years ago: Sanctuary Cove.
Arrived at Tallawood Rd Boat ramp shortly after 7 am. Tide had just started to move in from low. The plan was to fish across the river for a bit before drifting in with the tide, watching the fish finder and peppering the jetties for bream and flathead. My tactic paid off with a few small breams and a little flattie on the drift in.
The next bit of the trip was to do a loop behind a small estuary island. The area was well known to me. This little creek had a submerged pipeline that spans halfway across the creek. I knew I would pick up a flattie either near the mouth or within the creek itself. I was spot on; landing the first legal flathead at 41cm in less than a meter of water. This creek produced a few more tiny breams and a tiny flathead.
The last leg of the trip was the paddle back to the launch spot with the outgoing tide. I picked up a few more breams on the way back including a trev which I pulled out from under a large boat. Wow, it pulled hard! 💪
Finished the trip shortly after as the fish had stopped biting. Came home with a single flattie and a trev after releasing the other legal bream from the livewell. 8 breams, 3 flatties and two trev on the tally board for the day 👌.