Bay of Islands Fishing Report - December 21st 2020

Bay of Islands Fishing Report - December 21st 2020

21 December 2020

Summer is well and truly here with some beautiful warm, settled weather recently.

Snapper are still in the bay in large numbers. Some days they are on the bite, providing great fishing but on some days it is the opposite, which can be frustrating.

The kingfish have been much the same. Some days they are around the bait schools in the bay and the next day there is no sign of them. Fortunately the deeper reefs have been more consistent, providing on most days.

There is plenty going on out wide on the big game scene. Yellowfin tuna are around in good numbers up and down the coast and with them have arrived the billfish. A number of blue and striped marlin have been caught in the last couple of weeks along with mahimahi and shortbilled spearfish. The water is warm, with temperatures up over 22 degrees in some areas already. The action is there!

I am so looking forward to getting out there and getting into a fantastic game season ahead. See you out there!

 

Hamish

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