Another fine day offshore today. Headed down the ramp at 6am. Slight ebb tide in the entrance but no issue dodging the pressure waves. Headed out to the rocks 4 mile south. Endless rubbish no pinkies. Moved around a bit to the west and caught a nice blue leather jacket and a Nanygai. No snapper and more rubbish. Water temp is just over 13c. Went in to the beach in 20 mtrs off Metung and drifted around. It was pretty slow. A few bulleye gurnard and a couple of octopus. I was debating with myself what to do next and kicking myself for not heading further west when I came out.
Stayed there drifting and had a few soft bites, then a more enthusiastic bite. Rod bent down but not enough to be a gummy. Pulled it up and knew it was a smallish flatty before it was in view. Mid 30s sand flathead. So stuck with it and caught another. Then a 30cm tiger. About half an hour later a 46cm tiger. It was starting to look like a nice session , but the next 3 fish were bulleyes and then a cod. Blah! So it was lunchtime and I headed in.
Still haven't seen a decent Snapper yet but with 13c water temp it could be another week or two.
There's nothing . . . absolutely nothing . . . half so much worth doing as simply messing around in boats.
Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows (River Rat to Mole)