smile0784 wrote:Bet you cant wait after all the prep
We left Melbourne and arrived in Portland at about 0930, bwent to the tackle shop, bought a few odds and ends. Launched the initial plan was to head towards Julia Percy but wound up heading to wards Cape Bridgewater and drew a blank. Only to get passed by a the biggest pod of dolphins I had ever seen, must have been at least 5 kilometers long, and they had the garnnets flying above them. What ever they were chasing we couldnt keep up as they headed east, with us going west.
Saturday saw us launching at 0600, and we headed south to 50 metres and then headed towards Julia Percy. Early on we saw a charter casting lures into a bust up and one lucky customer hooked up, there were about 5 boats surrounding the bust up and we left them to it, hoping to find our own school. Even trolling around the school would see them dive deep. We found out later the trick was to cut the motor and drift over them.
The distance we covered was 76 k, with about 36 litres of fuel used. For some reason the Lowrance being connected to the Motor would not give any fuel readings at all.