Autumn is one of our favourite fishing seasons – the big kingfish continue to make their presence felt and the snapper begin chewing hard as the water temp slowly declines, signaling an end to their serial spawning period.
We've had good kingfish returns around Anchorite Rock, Horn Rock, Little Barrier and Great Barrier – primarily on livebaits, but experienced jiggers are catching plenty too.
Workup activity in the Gulf has been slowly increasing. The bulk of action is over towards the Eastern side of the Gulf - changing on a daily basis anywhere from a few miles off Gannet Rock all the way to Port Fitzroy. If you can't find the birds, target the 50m areas with kaburas, working close to the bottom and you should steadily fill the bin with snapper. However, if you are lucky enough to find a honking workup then get ready for big snapper, a few marauding kingfish and plenty of kahawai.
See you out there!
Captain Nick Jones & Captain George Bourke
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