-part one can be read here: http://borntoflyfish.blogspot.com/2009/12/spotted-grunter-pomadasys-commersonni.html
-part two can be read here: http://borntoflyfish.blogspot.com/2010/11/understanding-enemy-spotted-grunter.html
-part three can be read here: http://borntoflyfish.blogspot.com/2010/12/ultimate-challenge-part-2-spotted.html
-part four can be read here: http://borntoflyfish.blogspot.com/2010/12/ultimate-challenge-part-4-spotted.html-part five can be read here: http://borntoflyfish.blogspot.com/2010/12/ultimate-challenge-part-spotted-grunter.html
-part six can be read here: http://borntoflyfish.blogspot.com/2010/12/experimenting-with-silicone.html
-part seven can be read here: http://borntoflyfish.blogspot.com/2010/12/ultimate-challenge-part-7-spotted.html
-part eight can be read here: http://borntoflyfish.blogspot.com/2010/12/ultimate-challenge-final-chapter-i-did.html
The Bushmans River is home to the tagging program thats results are out now. You can see it here: http://borntoflyfish.blogspot.com/2010/11/understanding-enemy-spotted-grunter.html
So my thinking is that there must be a few fish here. I fished the Bushmans and the sister river to the east of it.
Day 1: From the road the sister river looked best. So I waiting for low tide and headed up stream. I tied an indicator on with two jams truck and trailer and did drifts for kilometers upstream. No luck. At my furthest point I spotted a tiny Leerie (Lichia Amia) terrorizing some baitfish. I tied on a small clouser and got a few chases. He was too small to hold on though. Not one grunter spotted.
Day 2: Access to the Bushmans is extremely difficult. I tried from the yacht club but eventually drove upstream to floating restaurant and began to hike the fringes looking for activity. I spotted a few fish, none tailing, only spooked. Much more activity here. No luck drifting or blind casting.