Friday was another beautiful but frustrating day. My only real fish producing spot, this week, was at the northern tip of the Hat Head headland. So at 4.30 am I was marching out to this spot with all my gear again.
On Thursday there had been some Tuna out there and a couple of guys, fishing on the Spinning Ledge had tangled with some kingfish, but not managed to land one. The wind was light from the northwest in the morning and then turned into a stronger northerly around lunchtime. I was there early and tried the usual routine –starting with hard bodies and then changing over to soft plastic Jerkshads.
I tried everything, but nothing worked. The Dolphins were in close just after dawn and maybe they had scared the fish off or eaten them. I tried a few more spots around the headland and came back to the Jewfish spot at dusk, hoping to take advantage of the 5.30 pm bite. I don’t know what I did wrong, but the fish did not show up.
This was my last session at Hat Head. It had been a great week in a great spot. I had learned the cold water temperatures often mean the clarity improves and fish are harder to fool. I had also confirmed that if there is no bait around then there are no Salmon or Tailor either. I had also proved that there are always fish out there – somewhere.
I will definitely be back here, soon.
mate when u commin back to yeppoon?
I would be there next week if I could be – but I may have used up my fishing passes for a while – maybe time to go and earn some money to pay for my next expedition!
Hey mate, this is Paul who you met out at Hat Head (we were on a work trip), good blog, spewing those LTs didn’t come in a bit closer that morning! Oh and we did land one (small) Kingy, the other one busted the middle split ring on my duo hardbody and got off! Cheers!
Nice work – I keep dreaming of Hat Head – can’t wait to get back