Where ever you are there is always somewhere to fish and that’s great because it’s fun when they’re biting and at this time of year there’s plenty biting in the Bay.
The Captain of our little charter fishing boat scours the Bay for signs of fish, looking for the tell-tale activity of the sea birds. But as we head out from Sans Souci on this pre-dawn Saturday morning all is quite. The red-eye of the sunrise is all that stares through the clouds that cling to the coastline.
The sea mist begins to roll in as we head out towards barrel 5 near Molineaux Point. They say this is where the action is. Unfortunately for us this is not the case today so we pull up anchor and head out to sea to troll for surface fish.
We cruise along the edge of the rocky sandstone coastline past Bare Island and Henry Head to just off Cape Banks and it’s not long before we spot the bonito breaking the surface. They are at our mercy and eventually we all pull one in.
Well enough of that and back to tin can 5 and around Silver Beach and Watts Point where once again despite all our skill we were unable to get a strike.
We shoot off to the sand bar and rig for bream. Good move, we bag a couple of good size fish and an ocean salmon.
We use our last bit of luck over near Towra Point and out best effort was the flathead caught by Dimitri.
All in all a pretty good day we bagged a modest haul of Bonito, Bream, Flathead, Tarwhine, Salmon and even an Octopus.