A mid day text message from Jim Harnwell inviting me to go for a Bream flick was hard to ignore. My Facebook feed has been flooded with some great catches from the Basin this week, more than likely bouncing back after copping a hammering from the tourist over the school holidays. A plan was hatched to meet up a Jim’s at 2pm and head out in his Cross Country boat. We arrived and decided to check out the Wandandian Creek mouth, as with the amount of rain we’ve been having here on the coast, we thought that the could be a few fish hanging around waiting for any food to come flowing down stream. It didn’t exactly fire, with only 2 fish coming aboard, so we changed plans and headed for the islands.
Jim opting for a shallow diving Jackall Chubby and I went with a pink Ecogear Grass Minnow. I got a couple of slurps, but no hook ups and Jim managed another bream or 2 before when decided on another location change. This proved fruitless, so it was back to the islands and things started to fire up. We both change to a lightly weighted soft plastic and on the first cast we had a double hook up which of course means selfie time!
From there we stuck around the islands and proceeded to boat around 20 legal Bream, along with a few Flatties, a Snapper and a chunky whiting. I’ve been long overdue for a good session at St Georges Basin, and it was great to share a technique that I picked up last year with someone else!