Fish were everywhere
I’M originally from Texas and moved up here from Melbourne about six months ago.
Back in Texas we do a lot of bay fishing – what you call estuary fishing here. We go after trout or redfish, which is a type of drum fish. It’s just a big fish which gives you a good fight. it’s a trophy fish really.
The best memory I have is of some redfish which I caught with my brother during a fishing tournament.
They normally school up in October, thousands and thousands of fish.
We were just sitting there in a boat, close to shore and in shallow water in Port Aranches, Texas, when they just came up out of nowhere.
It was a calm morning, about 10 am. We were looking toward the shore, with the open bay behind us.
We turned around and the water was just exploding behind us. There were fish jumping out of the water.
We got into them big time. They call it buffalo hunting because you reel into it, hook one up, bring it into the boat, reel again, hook another one . . .
The boat driver is looking for the front of the school and makes sure to put the boat in front of it and wait for the fish to come to the boat. Excitement for about an hour!
Just jam packed fun. They’re about 28 inches, and the biggest was 32 inches, which is a good size redfish.
My biggest fish here was about a month ago – a 2 metre shark off here.
He was thrashing around and broke me off.