More settled weather systems are coming, providing even more enjoyable fishing adventures, both near and far.
The skipjack tuna are due into the Hauraki Gulf around Christmas and perhaps even some albacore this year! Maybe even the very occasional marlin sneaking in and around the gulf, certainly many more lurking outside of the Barriers confines. So much to look forward to, even with the current workup fishing bonanza in the inner gulf areas.
The 25-30m depth has been alive, whether over the more western side of the gulf down from Kawau, or out from Rakino and the Noises, or eastern areas in the Firth among whales and dolphins. A great week of weather and fishing has been had by most, with solid snapper coming aboard in numbers. With frantic action moving ever closer to the big smoke, expect good things in the inner channels to be starting. The wind builds and swings around from the north to the sou' west over the next few days, with a lower current flow when the wind is with the tide - maybe this will help the sea state and allow some of this great fishing to continue to the next lull.
No matter what, the snapper have been obliging, and all things are aligning for this to continue as the water temperatures rise, so make hay while the sun shines as they say.
Enjoy your chosen style of fishing and using your favourite lures, if one isn't working, easy, change until you send down the right offering.