FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Events   Register Register  Login Login

Auckland Yakkers

Page  <1 780781782
Post Options Post Options   Likes (1) Likes(1)   Quote shaneg Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 hours 40 minutes ago at 10:37pm
shaneg View Drop Down
Titanium
Titanium


Joined: 12 Jul 2009
Location: New Zealand
Status: Offline
Points: 3173
Originally posted by Hard Yakker Hard Yakker wrote:

It was a lot of fun fishing today, it was the hottest I've seen Campbells and Mirangi Bay fish, there were sustained boil ups for hours. I caught and released more than a dozen large Kahawai, only one was small enough to use as a live bait, but it got snagged. I caught almost everything on a single Zman bruised banana, until a large kahawai managed to pull the line through my soft bait clip, then I put on a new penny.
I did catch one rat Kingi which was over 60cm, but I saw  a lot of big ones today, the big Kingies were busting up on the surface and following the large Kahawai's to the yak, they didn't want my soft bait  though, or perhaps  the Kahawai got there first. I threw back a dozen legal snapps, but  I think the biggest I got today was only 43cm. The anchovies were in the Bay and the place was just wild, and I was the only person fishing:)



Well done Dave. Great haul and good to hear few good kingis about. Nice JD. Im up north back tomorrow. Have day off tempted to have a look but think weather will cut up. Didnt catch any marlin again. Saw one caught in front me last night. Hooked up 200 meters inside me. Was so close but no cigar.

Few seals around.
Also got this shot. Marlin chasing bait.
Back to Top
Post Options Post Options   Likes (0) Likes(0)   Quote kingiFiddla Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 7 hours 52 minutes ago at 8:25am
kingiFiddla View Drop Down
Silver
Silver


Joined: 04 Mar 2017
Location: Mangawhai
Status: Online
Points: 146
At least you were where they are Shaneg. That's doing a heap better than many if not most. Gotta just be a matter of time if you are already in the right spots. I won't ask where that was, but was wondering the other day if they come in fairly close at night to feed, given they must have pretty good eyesight and mullet are sometimes found in their stomachs.

Do you know what bait that marlin was chasing? Every now and then when I catch a big kahawai I'll stick a big circle in it and tow it around to get a feel for towing bigger livies. Have been told marlin will take smaller baits too, but I figure it is good to get used to towing bigger baits from the kayak just in case a skippy is all I can find. A kahawai isn't going to mimic it very well, bc the KY are reasonably subdued when towed, but just getting a feel for the weight and drags needed. I can feel the bigger ones pulling the stern around a bit and I was thinking about what you guys were telling me a few posts back - will I feel a billfish swiping to maim the bait. Am not sure I will be able to distinguish that from general livie movements. Perhaps will only feel it get a bit spooked just before it gets hit.

Oh, and service guys are saying nothing wrong with the newer speedmasters, so, top of the wish list they go, except seems like they are made of unobtanium and almost every store is sold out. Was hoping to get one to play with and get used to over Winter.

*edit* hangs head in shame.* The other day when I took the neighbour out I thought he got sharked. I saw his rod load up with a good fish and it looked like the line went ping. I didn't stop to check it out at the time bc the water was erupting around us, wind had just got up and I wanted to get him on a kingi ASAP, so as soon as I landed mine and paddled over I put another livie on my rod and swapped with his.

Well, given that he is keen and capable, I headed to the shed this morning to clean up a rod and reel combo he can call his own and took a look at the sharked line. No trace left, and I can see a few flattened type of spirals in the end of the braid. First time I've ever tied a bad Fg knot...and it had to be when someone else was going to use it and miss their first ever 'big' fish. I've already tendered a grovelling apology.
Back to Top
Post Options Post Options   Likes (0) Likes(0)   Quote Hard Yakker Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 5 hours 59 minutes ago at 10:18am
Hard Yakker View Drop Down
Silver
Silver


Joined: 11 Aug 2020
Status: Offline
Points: 146
Too bad you didn't get a marlin this time Shane, but a day out on the ocean fishing is a hell of a day:) 
'the human being is on the planet in order to appreciate it, that's all'
Bummer about your FG knot kF, but I'd guess the next one you tie is going to be the best one ever.
I'm going back to Melbourne in a couple of weeks, so there will be no more fishing for me for a while... but I'll be following both of you fellows marlin adventures. If you catch a marlin from a kayak fK, you will receive a special Yakkers  Balls of Steel award.

Back to Top
Post Options Post Options   Likes (0) Likes(0)   Quote shaneg Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 2 hours 24 minutes ago at 1:53pm
shaneg View Drop Down
Titanium
Titanium


Joined: 12 Jul 2009
Location: New Zealand
Status: Offline
Points: 3173
KF bait Marlin were chasing could a been few different types... as in weekend I saw all types  in one large  area. There were anchovies , sauries, skippies ( both small ones, and super sized ones) and blue koheru... (went over one very big school of thoseJ , and large flying fish were also around. Marlin will eat baits of all sizes.  Part of problem was the marlin with so much bait are likely well fed not so interested in lures. I livebaited  in afternoon both sunday and yesterday and towed lures in morning. Used a big skippy on Sunday and a small skippy yesterday. No hits and likely wrong area, slowed trolled them, outboard just in gear.
Was fishing mainly area around home point/ bland bay , oakura area.
Should of turned right when left tutukaka harbour yesterday, they were catching quite a few marlin off Taihuru and Ocean beach yesterday... some on lures and some on baits... kahawai seemed favoured livey but were reports of skippy schools down there as well, and lots workups 90 to 100 meter depth.

Dave, you need to get out before you go and catch one those bigger kings.
Hopefully see you back in NZ again soon, although the resident snapper population here may not concur. Drop by for beer sometime beore you go. Cheers Shane

Back to Top
Post Options Post Options   Likes (0) Likes(0)   Quote kingiFiddla Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 1 hour 17 minutes ago at 3:00pm
kingiFiddla View Drop Down
Silver
Silver


Joined: 04 Mar 2017
Location: Mangawhai
Status: Online
Points: 146
It's a big "if" HY but will at least try next Summer. There's protein in Melbourne, so I look forward to the pics from across the ditch.

*edit* Tasline moved all their gear over to Melbourne a while ago so your mission, should you choose to accept it, is track down the factory and see if there are any back-door deals going down at the factory, so you can hook up us another mother brothers here in NZ. ;-)
Oh, and I second Shane's suggestion of hooking to a green bullet before you go. If the weather improves and you want to try up here, it'll be an honour to at least try to put you onto them up here, but no guarantees as it seems like most of them are down your way lately.

Thanks for that info Shane. Great the baitfish are still around. Hopefully that gives the marlin a reason to stick around long enough for you to get back amongst them. Hopefully the wind keeps the warm water around a while longer.

Hopefully if you zag instead of zig next time, they wont bloody zig instead of zagging. I wonder if a series of day-break drone flights to spot the bait and a subscription service to the info might save a few skippers and the odd nutcase kayaker a heap of time.

Regarding the speedmaster reels, I've been considering the 12 instead of 16 model. The newer kairiki 8 braid (even thinner than the SX8) will, if the online reel capacity indicator I've used can be believed, will allow about 1000m or even more of 45lb on the 12.

It looks like the guts of the 12 and 16 models are the same anyway, so if the line capacity is 1000m I might as well just go for the slightly cheaper and lighter 12 model. One thing though - if I ever get on a boat, there are no harness lugs on the speedmasters. Not sure if that's a deal-breaker.
Back to Top
Page  <1 780781782
Forum Jump
Forum Permissions View Drop Down


This page was generated in 0.969 seconds.