The weekend just gone was 2 days of very contrasting weather situations! We hit the water both mornings to see what we could find.
Saturday morning I was joined by a couple of locals – Ken, and his daughter Louise. We started nice and early at 5am, and we were very glad we did because by 7am we were sweating! The recorded temp for Saturday in the area was 39° and it felt like it hit that very early in the day!
Ken was very keen to chase Jew for the day so we hit some of the normal haunts that had been producing fish. Louise cracked a little pattern when we found her casual style was doing the trick! We started fishing curl tail plastics hopping and dragging them super slowly along the bottom, the slower and more ‘casual’ the better! Both Ken and Louise managed a few fish just before the low tide change early in the morning using this approach, but then things went quite for a short while when the tide went slack. However the first lot of the run in really flicked the switch and the fish went pretty nuts for a good half hour. Sticking with the same lures, but adapting to the now faster flowing water, we had a couple of double hook ups and had a lot of Jewfish on the deck in a short period!
Once the bite slowed again, we made our way up the river so I could show Ken a few more worth while Jew hangouts, and whilst proceeding to tell him we might not get any more at that time of day he proceeded to prove me wrong and put another fish in the boat from one of the bridges before we decided to give the skiers their space!
At the end of Saturday morning the tally was 15 Jew, the largest coming in the mid 80’s.
I had another local Chris who had joined me on a recent trip, and his mate Ian, for Sunday morning and naturally the game plan was much the same. However the weather had a totally different plan for us and decided that instead of intense sun and high temperatures, it gave us wind and A LOT of rain! The temperature was still reasonably high so at least we weren’t freezing, but the wind and rain definitely made things difficult.
The boys fished hard all morning and despite Chris being dusted by a good fish and then having another throw the hook shortly after, we weren’t able to manage any Jew in the boat for Sunday – However the boys stayed in very high spirits given the horrid weather conditions and lost fish.