Hey guys, ast night after a long lull at around 2:00am, while fishing close to Port Qasim (please see location on google earth) area, I could feel a sudden pull and my surf rod bent all the way down. I patiently hooked the fish with a normal jerk and started my cautious retrieval. Suddenly the line slacked and the fish had cut through my STEEL LEADER. Any idea what specie of fish could bite through steel wire in these creek waters?
Two things I can come up with; One. A croc. or gator. second the steel wire doubled back on it self forming a loop. This when pulled tight will cause the wire to snap. inspecting the end should reveal all. A slight kink will mean a loop. a jagged edge a tooth mark. Enjoy your forensic study.
Interesting! Based on my experience with situations like this (snapped steel wires) it can be either a shark or a barracuda. Big Barras are capable of cutting through steel wire. However, from the behaviour you are describing it sounds more like something it also might be an amberjack that you have hooked, which then dragged you on a rock and that might have snapped your steel wire, even though, regardless of what lots of people say, you can assume safely that steel wire does not break that easily when shear force is acting on it from a rock!
i think its a Barracuda!
Is the place you were fishing famous for attracting Barras?