It looks like the devious planning over the last week or so is paying off. I now have a big burley stash including fresh (frozen now) Kina, ditched the responsibilities, got a ton of everything....I'll even get livies if possible....planning to leave Tauranga today, back to Whangaparaoa, so an early morning start for a fish hunt is on the cards. 10 - 20 knots SW in a 20ft tinny.
The rest of the coffee's drank today will be done staring at the charts and sorting out the frontal assault. Could be a lot of coffee! Any opinions?
Fished in 18mtrs straight out from Home Bay yeaterday in my 4.6mtr tinny and it wasn't too rough. The trip from Mission bay to the spot was easy the trip home a bit slower (and bumpier). Got 15 snaps (all around 40cm) between 6.30 and 7.30pm. Nothing big but still a feed!
Looks like the weather is going to be 5 knots, variable and sea breezes so I qam sure this is going to open up your chances - follow a few work ups perhaps??
hows the fishin been b22?
You are a freak! my PB is 12lb snap and a 30lb King...
Not getting out as much as you at the moment but enjoying it when I do! Still fishing the same spot I take it?
Good luck tomorrow... Not sure where I will have a crack for the kings - need to get a live bait tank set up at some stage...
Cool - back in jafa-land safe. Kind of incredible with the crazies on the road!! Let me get out on the boat...
So yeah keenas, tomorrow (Sat) morning I just gotta go - leaving from Weiti river, Whangaparaoa, and latest report does reckon it'll 5 kts variable!!!! Ooooh maybe Anchorite somewhere??? Tempting to blow a stack of cash and go to Jimmies for the first time/???
Jimmies . .. i can only dream of getting there . .. not quite the destination for a 3.8 m tinnie! i expect a report on Monday!
JK where you lookin at gettin a line wet?
Keenas - it'll be smooth-as tomorrow a.m. early through to about 10am. Then a bit o' wind to ripple it up! Sunday will be smooth in am too but will have a few sea breezes by lunchtime.
Nice pics Snap...hopefully I can post some on Monday??
JK - Sunday am it'll be good, that big 'H' should be right over the gulf!
Look forward to seeing the results Espresso. There are big Kingi's around that's for sure!
What fantastic weather you have to look forward to!
I'm thinking along the same lines (get on the water about 3pm-4pm and fish the change of light). They seem to be pretty consistent at biting around 6.30pm onwards.
Went out nice and early, got to Channel Island around change of light this morning (5.30am), not much happening apart from about 5 other boats turning up at various times. So off to Anchorite....no snapper but lots of Kingies racing around, mainly rats, but a ton of fun. Biggest I landed was a 15lber which will be just beautiful smoked. I only had two livies and they got hammered within a couple of minutes of being in the water, one bust off and the other a nice 14lber. Boat arrived an anchored up got a 12lb snapper, but that was it. Oh yeah apart from a shark cruising through and a large pod of Dolphins on the way back in. Looked like a lot of people enjoying it out there, not many catching during the day that I saw?!
I'll be out there tomorrow - I'll sleep when I'm dead.
Gotta try and get some more livies from the jetty - they weren't keen on their duty this morning.
How'd ya'll do??? What? What?
Roath - Nice boat! Sorry I missed your post other wise we may have crossed paths. How'd ya go? I went to Matiatia hole at 5.30pm and first fish was an 8lber (see below). Then got a few others around 40cm before moving to other spots.
Here's my boat for future reference.
Espresso - Sounds like you had a good day out wide (kings and snaps). Thanks for the report.
we headed up around saddle and motuora and lots of small stuff. Few pannies but yeah bugger all really.
Bugger all kingi action too.