Time: 1600 – 1900hrs
Weather: cloudy but not rainy
Wind: gusty in morning 20km/hr E SE, dropping into the evening. Wind didn’t seem as strong as weather reports. Was probably 10km SSE
Air Temp: Top of 270, 210 @ 1800hrs
Pressure: Falling – 1014@ 0600hr falling to 1008 hPa @ 1500hr
Weather background: Fine and warm.
Tide: Running out to low @ 1915hrs
Water clarity: clear
Water Temp: approx. 19-200
Gear: Mainly used the light gear. G-Loomis IMX-S841-2, Shimano Sustain 1000. 4lb fireline + 4lb Sunline Super FC sniper leader with FG knot.
- Prolure S36 Crank – Tiger Shrimp (bream)
- Prolure S36 Crank – Phantom
- Also used blade and Gulp with no hits
- Bream x 1 – 38cm fork length
Afternoon session in the entrance of the Hawkesbury for only one hit, but what a hit! It was the last of the run out tide with moderate and gusty SSE winds that made hard work but persistence paid off. I was after a solid bream so I stuck with the plan and avoided dropping back to small soft plastics or moving into the shallows. I spent most of the time slow rolling a Prolure S36 Crank – Tiger Shrimp around washes and flats.
I was casting into the wind and slow rolling the lure at a steady speed with the rod tip down when I got smashed by a kicker bream that came in a smidge over 38cm fork length. I would have loved to have weighed it as it was massive through the back and really fat. I would have to put it down as a 1kg bream for sure.
Such a good feeling when a plan works in a new spot.
As always, big bream was released to live another day. (Please come back when your even bigger!)