Made the most of a short vacation downunder to wet some lines with a mate. The first of a few days on the water, we hit a busy seaway with some light rods in hand hoping to find some willing customers. This was to be a good warm up session but also a precursor of the things to come over the next few days. The fishing, as typical in any built-up city, isn't easy. To get a few bites we had to work hard and also smart, as constant down-sizing eventually gave away the formula.
Here's what we did for the day on the estuary...
|We always leave our mark, where ever we go...|
|Drifting over some weed beds, it was difficult with the srtong wind and impending rain. But soon we hit paydirt after a fruitless morning. A small Flathead obliges and we are happy to get the ball rolling on our adventure downunder...|
|The Jackall Waver Shrimp is a unique contraption. It's flailing pincers and legs are much softer than anything on the market, thus creating a more subtle action even with little effort from the angler...|
|Weedbeds are where you start looking if you want Flathead, and its there we get a second one, this time on the slightly larger Jackall Knuckle soft plastic. It results in a better fish than the first...|
|Flathead aren't the only ones hunting in these shallows. Bream are the quintessential Aussie fish, and this is the Yellowfin variety.|
|They love Jackall Waver Shrimps too...|
|The Jackall Waver Shrimp is taken deep without hesitation, good thing the light fluorocarbon leader held up against the rough jaws and fine teeth...|
|We comb deeper drops with mini jigs on the ultralight outfit when soft plastics take too long to descend and come up with a feisty little Bream for our efforts...|
|As mini jigs go, they don't come any better than the Jackall Mametai...|
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