|Thursday the 11th July. Time 13:00. Location Onkaparinga river at Port Noarlunga on low tide.
Spent the first hour pumping baits such as mud skippers and green nippers, as soon as I had a few baits, I baited up with nippers and went on pumping, scoring some more muddies.
Got bitten off with the nippers so I used a mud skipper approx 4" long and in no time was hooked up into a prime bream.
I had forgotten how good it was to catch a good size bream, drag going and lots of rod action, cheers to the bloke in the work ute who cheered me on, landed the first beam and the adrenaline was pumping.
So on with another mud skipper and back into the channel and in about 2 to 3 minutes, bang another great strike and hookup.
Around this time, the tide turned and the weed was dragging my line so I moved to the Pt Noarlunga jetty where I baited up with nippers in the shallows and scored a couple of nice yellow fin (which I thought were summer fish).
There was around 10 or so fishermen further along the jetty around midway, fishing for salmon.
The wind was up and blowing, and the conditions seemed perfect from what I can remember from my salmon fishing youth, but unfortunately the salmon weren't firing.
Ventured from here down to the Pat, where I chucked some of those rubber tailed lures around for about 1/2 an hour, resulting in 2 strikes with one hookup of another good size bream.
Ended up being a great day with catching my own bait and getting a feed from the Onkaparinga.
Goes to show it's still alive, you just have to work for them.