Catching Jewfish Hawkesbury River
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Last blog I promised to tell you of my adventure into the Hawkesbury river fishing for jewfish . We started out this morning at 6.30 am to get to the first spot by 7.30 am , Half an hour from slack tide . We arrived there to see our friends got here first , so we went to the second spot . Our gear was a flathead rod , 10 lb braid , 17 lb leader , 2500 reel , 1/2 oz jig heads , and 5″ soft plastics . Chris was using the new Boom baits softies , in avocado or motor oil . He switched between them . I was using Z man diesel minnows in the black and silver . I had the two glow beads on my rig . See previous blogs for why and how . We were fishing in 14 – 20 metres of water mostly . By 8 am , Chris had the first Jewie in the boat only a small soapie around 60 cm . He then was broken off by a big one and I lost a smaller one also . Next we both caught a flathead each , nice size for eating so they went in the live bait tank to keep them fresh .
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Off to the next spot up the river , nothing ! Off to the next spot , I though I hooked a beaut Jewie but it came in as a trophy silver bream over 40 cm and fat ! Same spot , I thought I has another Jewie but it was a beatuful 64 cm flathead .
Off to the next spot , up the river , I miss one , it failed to hook up . Chris then hooks a beauty , 84 cm of big fat jewfish . What a beauty . That was on the motor oil colour . Ans that was the end of the trip ss the river was running too hard .7.30 am till 11 am fishing , not a bad morning . All the fish are still swimming for someone else to catch except the two flathead at the beginning .
So the summary , one day before the full moon , excellent . Try to fish around the full moons and the new moons . Use the gear above , it is plenty for the big ones . Get out there and find the deeper spots , they are everywhere , and drift . You will get them .