Albacore + Puka

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Got an overnight Puka trip organised from work in a couple of weeks out of Tauranga to Mayor. We thought we might do a bit of added value and troll from the back of Motiti to Mayor for some of those XOS winter Albacore.

So, what lures? Typical YFT? How far out? Any information will help.

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what line class(es) you going to be towing the plastic with, Roy?...hmmm...what if a big-eye or bluefin jumped on your gear mate??... ..something to think about as stranger things have happend at sea.

That purple and black (Gourock) lure I sent you last year will be a good start...they work for the commercials and work on the westcoast for Alberts!...

my two cents:

Pakula - Uzi, Cockroach and or Zipper!
Broadbill Cutomer Lures - mini and maxi tuna jet (spotted amber squid)
Melton Tackle - Cherry Jet and Pusher Jet

And don't forget a xmas-tree on a bungy cord!
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Roy,

Smallish lures are best. Purple & yellow/green colours are excellent. Good albert lures are the small sevenstrand tuna clones. I think the weight in the head does it for them. I also like the Uzis.

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The boat's the Oherere and it's big enough to have 8 lure out.

I'll go with:-

2 bibbed minnows, 2 daisy chains of Zukers (zuchinni & black purple), 1 cedar plug and a bullet head yft Zutt and out back a yellow/green jethead and that Gourock lure.

A couple of alberts would go down very nicely!!

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Check out the new NZ made lures by Bill MacBrayne from Tauranga. They are

a handtied , fluorocoloured hair lure that is highly rated by Rick Pollock and most of the US Albacore boats fishing NZ waters.  WS Laurie have them, talk to john at WSL.

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