Raglan Fishing Report - 17/05/23

Hungry snapper still out there to be found 

The fishing is still (for the most part) good out west. Be prepared to explore different spots and depths until you find the hungry fish. First plan would be to start in the west at 30 metres, with a bit of burley, and then keep moving out to 50 to 65 metres west until you hit the fish on the bite. The second plan would be to start north of the bar in 20 metres and hit different marks in the 20 to 30-metre range, working your way north up the coast until you hit fish on the bite. If you don’t find the fish in closer, then move out to 50 metres and beyond until you locate the hungry fish. 

Bait preference seems to be changing to the more ‘winter baits’ of skipjack tuna and pilchards, with fresh kahawai still getting hit as well when the bite is a little slower. 

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There are a few hapuku out deep too, it’s just a matter of finding a patch of weather settled enough to let you get out to them. 

The snapper are there to be found still in good numbers, you just have to move around a little bit to find them.

Check out the Bite Times for your favourite fishing spot here.

Tight lines,

Murray Monds
Reel Action Raglan Charters

Ph  027 903 0312

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