After being out of the country for 5 weeks I thought it prudent to do a tackle check before loading up last night. To my surprise one of my favorite Halco lures had two badly twisted hooks. I have a few of similar colour and was not sure when I last used this one so went back to the September trip report by Sunshiner titled "Hatchful!", had a look at the photo he took (below) and found the culprit. The Longtail of that day was guilty!
|Note the bent hook on the top lure (Photo by Sunshiner in TR Hatchful!, 15 Sept|
|A closer look at the bent hook|
Both Diesel and I trolled Halco lures and weighted pilchards out to the reef but there was no action, very little bait visible on the sounder and no birds. Jimbo followed about 30 minutes later, also without success.
|View of the rainbow as seen from Jew Shoal|
At around 7.30 am Diesel decided to head to Little Halls while Jimbo and I persisted at Jew Shoal. But with no further action we headed in at 8.30
Better luck next time!