Anyway, once you get past all the new bits and pieces in that part of the harbour, weed reef and west arm are still magnificent places with the beautiful city skyline in the background.
We started fishing over in the crystal clear water along the edge of little west arm, hoping for a red tag barra but didn't see any, even without red tags. Plenty of trevally, some big goldies and massive queenies cruising the flats and hunting the smaller fish. The trevally were around 30cm and there were plenty of them. Here is a typical catch, but have a closer look and you will see a mark on it's side. That was where a huge queenie T barred it. There were so many of these we decided to crush the barbs on the hook. That might have been the wrong thing to do?
But the weather was so beautiful, so while I was having my debrief over the queenie, Roggie took us for a long ride to calm me down. We ended up out from Cullen Bay where we found birds working in a couple of spots. There were bait balls coming up now and then with heaps of small mackerel chasing them. I sacrificed that fly that had lost the big queenie to the first mac that bit it off while Roggie was making up small wire traces for the other flies.
|This was typical of the smaller macs|
|Another ...all around 55cm|
|They loved this little fly...about 4cm with an 'all clear' head and 6cm trace.|
|My 2006 Tuna|
|There were a lot of these off the sand bar, with bigger fish under them. Strangely no birds working over them.|