: Me and 2 othersDuration
: 2 hours on 4th and 5 hours on 5thTide
4th dropping and 5th risingWeather
: lures and feathersResults
: Millions of pollockReport
Launched my boat in Ferrypoint on Thursday evening and headed out to try for some bass. All we caught was 3 pollock.
On Friday we tried for bass for 1.5 hours without a sign of a fish. With the water like a millpond I decided to head out deep to catch some mackerel, pollock, cod and whatever else was there. Mackerel were a priority and everybody wanted some for dinner. I was also going to a BBQ last night and wanted to bring some with me.
Up went 3 sets of 5 feathers and down they went towards the bottom. With a couple of seconds a fish grabbed my feathers on the way down, followed by another and then another.
Great must be mackerel.
My light rod was buckled and the other 2 lads were experiencing the same. Up came 15 pollock
. For the next hour we had a full house of pollock and coalies each drop. In fact they shoal could be seen clearly on the sounder and there was a ball of fish from the surface right to the bottom. It was great fun and most of the fish were returned. We had no 5 or 6lb fish but we had sore arms at the end of it all. Then all of a sudden the fish stopped feeding. Somebody turned out the lights down there.
We tried in several spots for mackerel but not a one was to be found.
3 happy fishermen went home.
No photos as fishing was too frantic
Talking to other boats very few mackerel are being caught around this area at the moment. I have never experienced this before as ther are usually in by the beginning of June or even earlier.........very strange