With nice weather promised today (and not so nice tomorrow) we headed out to do our usual fishing and crabbing on the inlet this morning.It all looked fine as we crossed the water to the spot we planned to try out, so Russ started baiting up the nets while we drifted along gently, and I fished. There were a few threatening looking clouds to the south but we kept going. By the time we’d dropped the last net, the wind had really risen and the water was a mass of white capped waves. We abandoned the last two nets we’d dropped and attempted to retrieve the first four. We got three of them before we made it, soaking wet, to a sheltered place around the corner. We decided to sit and fish and wait out the wind before we tried to either get our nets, or head home.
After about an hour fishing, we headed back out and got one more net before being forced to turn around and go home. We managed to catch some really nice King George whiting, a tarwine and a tommy ruff while we waited for that hour so that was pretty pleasing.We were well entertained by a couple of very bold pelicans as we sat there too.
After a big, steaming bowl of my homemade lamb and pearl barley soup, Russ put the boat in to go retrieve the last two nets but when he got there, they were gone.