Launched at frenchpass, went to nearby point. Fished for a while mainly with jigs… barracouta turn up and ruined my fun. There might of been KY there as well.
After a while, paddled over to a island. Noticed seals, started drifting and fishing. Saw couta, saw lone kingfish…. saw massive school of couta. Next 30-45 minutes resulted in the capture of several coutas and the lost of several jigs and soft plastics… Wind picked up.
Water was clear, watched the fish in the shallows at a reef, I dropped a piece of SP crab onto a moki…. the poor fish looked terrified. Sea got to rough to fish, paddled to another island. Wind dropped, drift fished for a while… caught nothing much. A few cods landed.
In general conditions were flat and calm. Was a big day.
I imagine it would be quite productive fishing that way up there , wonder how long it would take to get over to Duville ….some nice gurnard to be had off the beaches over there …and jigging for kingies around Catherines cove maybe …..hmmmmm might have to think about splashing out and heading that way after Christmas
If the tide is slack it would only take 10-20 minutes to paddle to the nearest part of Duville. When the tide is running the pass area needs to be avoided so a longer trip of around a hour would be required.