Bay of Islands Fishing Report - March 10th, 2021

Bay of Islands Fishing Report - March 10th, 2021

11 March 2021

There have been some very nice snapper being caught up in the shallows on the sand banks in the inner bay. There are plenty of pannies with some big ones among them. We recommend to target the big ones with livebaits – and you may pick up the odd kingfish as well!

Kingfish have been in good numbers around the bait schools in the bay, though the bronzies are often present as well. If the tax men show up, you are better off going and finding a new spot as they will take all the kingies you hook. There are still fish on the outer reefs, but the weather dictates whether or not you can fish these more exposed areas.

Big game fishing has been good, though the stripeys seem a bit thin on the east coast. Having said that, there are some nice stripeys being caught and good numbers of blue marlin about. There is also a good number of yellowfin tuna, mahi-mahi and the odd short billed spearfish around. Fishing with lures rather than livebaits is the go as you can cover more water and will get more variety.

There is plenty of season to go, so get out and have a go.

 

Tight lines.

Hamish

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