Bay of Islands Fishing Report - 310120

Bay of Islands Fishing Report - 310120

31 January 2020

Summer change in the waters

The snapper have pretty much finished spawning and the majority have moved back out of the bay. There are still some nice snapper out deep in the 50 meter plus area. There are also some nice snapper in the shallows feeding on anchovies if you can find the bait balls. 

Kahawai have moved in in large numbers getting ready for their spawning, many are large ocean fish that are great fun on light gear. 

Kingfish have been in good numbers on the mackerel schools though they are certainly working on bite times so being there at the right time is critical. Slow trolling live mackerel is the way to go here.

Big game fishing is in full swing with many yellowfin around this season as well as the marlin, mahi-mahi and short billed spearfish. The weather has been amazing so plenty of people are managing to get out for a go.

Tight lines

Hamish 

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