I recall working thru christmas one year , and was bored shitless so rang a mate to pick up some gear and pick me up on his way thru town to go fishing ….
It was about 1pm when we pulled up at Pendarves , we looked over the cliff and were like “argh no!”
The sea was that purple blue colour , you know , when its as clean as it will ever get ….and flat as a pancake
We were loaded with crabs for bait , and expected to catch sfa
As usual , the fish proved us wrong ……every cast was instant hookup …..no rod holders were used that day ….just cast and retrieve your rig ….After less than as hour it was catch and release , until the bait ran out …..we started using half a crab leg , or just a claw …..until we got bored hauling in rig …..
Personally I still prefer a filthy sea for rig , IMO the rough sea is more coincidental with the discolouration so maybe filthy and flat is more ideal
School shark on the otherhand , I can how a medium sea would provide more food for their prey , but some visability might help too so not too rough
Starting to get itchy casting finger tho , should have stuck with plans for a gurnard mission out in pegasus bay today , bugga