Spring surface action hots up

Spring is in the air and the fish have come out to play.

I fished a tributary of the Hawkesbury River this morning with my fishing buddy Greg.

We were on the water in our kayaks half an hour before first light. The fog was thick. We paddled through, flicking surface lures. The water was warm and we hoped for our first estuary perch of the season.

Our first strikes were tentative. They weren’t estuary perch. So we changed to our favourite whiting surface lures and were rewarded. A constant retrieve brought a number of solid, hard fighting whiting undone. A few bream and tailor also smashed our surface offerings.

For early October, this was some of the best surface lure fishing I’ve experienced. I have a sneaking suspicion my kayak will be my second home over coming months.

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