Last time I went to Lee Pt chasing mackerel I was bit off within rod length of the boat by the biggest mack I'd seen that day. This time I was prepared with a handful of flies with a few inches of wire trace attached.
Uncertain of the best way to attach wire trace to leader I'd put a loop in the end using a haywire twist and attached that to the leader with an allbright. It seemed to work alright.
I pretty much stuck to the harbour prospecting method that Swoffer had shown me. Starting at Weed Reef before heading towards Lee Point. There were a few larger predators about at Weed Reef, including a large cobia that followed Tony's fly but wouldn't commit, alas all we managed to catch were small queenies.
|Sunrise from Weed Reef.|
|Great fun and good practice for casting at tuna.|
|We barley paused to get photos.|
|The longer we persisted the bigger they got.|
Most skippers were being very courteous and staying out of each others way. But there's always one who has no clue. Two young fellas drifted well within our casting range, plopped their anchor (twice) and then had the temerity to cast over the top of me while I was fighting a fish.
|That fish turned out to be this goldie, which wasn't put off by the wire trace. I swear the fish felt much bigger than this photograph illustrates.|