Hauraki Gulf Fishing Report - October 21st, 2021

The Espresso Report  - Gulf starting to fire up

Never a dull moment in the local gulf with big Brydes whales now much closer into the actual gulf. Orca are enjoying their hunting in the Firth of Thames and tuna are being caught too! What?

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Yes, that full moon this week brought its usual twist to fishing adventures out in the Hauraki. But tuna being caught on the famous Betabug is classic stuff, especially in October and not too far from Little Barrier makes for epic fishing.

A welcome surprise and stunning catch, congratulations to the crew of @Haurakiadventures! If you can get out and target these tuna Lil' Squidwings trolled is another effective way to target and enjoy the sound of your reel in full flight.

Labour Weekend is often a wild and woolly weather affair with wind speed all over the place, so if past years are any indication, and forecasts look to align with tradition –  inshore area fishing is the go bro…kayaks, landbased or boat based but close, nice and close most of the weekend, and if Monday’s calm comes true – unleash! And the further north you are, the closer snapper are to home base as the inshore water temperatures are on the rise.

Speaking of up-north here’s another guy doing great things in the beautiful Bay of Islands for fishing friends and family alike, Greg Tucker www.fish4tucker.co.nz. They are family-based team passionate about all forms of fishing sustainably, sharing the outdoors and BBQs with friends and whanau. Greg also does a wonderful online fishing tackle service with his can-do attitude. Definitely worth a click and browse, great stuff.

Big baits, big fish – soft-bait style

An old adage that so often rings true is ‘big baits for big fish’ – so Catch Fishing is releasing the answer to our dreams, a true 10inch amazing looking softbait for doing just that, using big soft-baits to catch BIG FISH. Imagine what you could target and catch with a monstrous Black Label LIVIE, that’s 25cm long!

Take a first look at the new release with Espresso LIVE on Catch Fishing Facebook and Instagram Sunday 10:00am. Simply stunning – join us and be a part of this exciting new release, see the NEW COLOURS and what you could do when you unleash this beast!

Good looking workup activity is moving right around the gulf, great to see and watch gannets diving amongst the dolphins, smaller workups spreading out whether closer in by northern Kawau, or down from the Moehau range, spring fishing is on!

It’s blue-bottle mania out westside, with gas-filled sacs that float, they can alter their orientation to sail with the wind. While not a true jellyfish their tentacles are poisonous, a reminder - do not handle!

See you Sunday…

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