Awesome night out with my mate Jonathan. I wouldn’t want to christian the new boat in any other way.
Work was extremely quiet today so I’d asked to take the day off early. I had better things to do. Tide predictions was dead low at 7:30pm so we knew the conditions were right for jewies/threadies. We had a hard decision. One side of me wanted to take the kayak out target some flatties. The other half wanted to go chase threadies. At the end of the day the perfect conditions proofed too hard to resist!We found ourselves lured out onto the Brisbane River once again.
On arriving at the ramp 4:30pm we did a few quick cast to get some livies. We were pretty devasted to only managed 2 small poddy mullets. This was disappointing but it does tells us one thing: there is no bait in the water! Meaning a livie out now will definitely get taken! We opted for plan B. Arriving at our little X spot bait gathering grounds we managed a dozen or so banana prawns.
First stop was at the gateway pylons. We sat there almost until tide turn but only managed 1 stingray and 1 dreaded whisker. Met up with Damien and a few other members from Brisbane Hooked on Fishing. They too only managed a stingray and a few catfish.
Later that night we relocated to our favourite spot. We kept this spot pretty tight lipped but for some reason Damien and his other boat knew about it too! All 3 boats huddled up into one spot. We fished there until finish. One of the other boats later landed a 65cm threadie. They were happy and left for home early. Damien and his mate almost landed another large threadie but busted by the side of the boat. I too lost a large fish due to busting off a joint in my mainline.
Devasted but determined we charged on. Damien later pulled the pin and drove over to say Hi. While chit chatting my rod went off. After a delightful short fight a 65cm threadie came onboard. Jonathan had only landed some junk fish up until this point and was pumped to get his hands on his first threadie. He has never caught one before. To our amazement his wish was granted as a threadie took his bait and did a massive run. With a slow and steady fight, Jono fought it carefully to finally suceeded in landing his first ever threadie measuring in at 87cm. He was over the moon! I myself was not pleased. I’m suppose to always come out on top! again my wish was granted! 5mins later my rod went off! Massive run! Felt like a tuna to be honest! Unfortunately this threadie was spent after that massive first run and gave in easily measuring 92cm to the fork.
We called it quits around 1am. Both tired but over joyed with excitement and adrenalin. Hell yeah to another awesome adventure with a good mate