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It’s spring and that simply means living with the wind. Some of my best days are in 25 knot SWsters though not desirable it makes little difference to the fish. So it’s up to you if you wanna take it on.
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Should say will be relying on lures mostly but will be drifting the prawns down at the fish tomorrow. Never done it see what happens, probably nothing 😂
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Quickie this morning at NN before the wind kicks in.... was in the shallows under the cliffs before change of light
Should have seen all the red lights at the Taka ramp, all the boaties backing down the ramp
Missed some good runs, bloody current was strong as predicted
Couple snaps & kahawai for a few dinners..... all done by 730am, back on land an hr later

The stinkest thing..... I was putting the detail into my fishing journal then just realised there was a moon rise at 825am.... would have been a hot bite around that time with that burley in the water...buggar



Anyone else keep a fishing dairy / journal
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Nice BB great catch.

Funny ol morning that one to be fair. Nice and calm at the bay to start with my bubble 😂. A steady stream of snapper for me only keeping them 45cm and above. I kept 5 all nice sized and fat as. All on soft bait, had no success on kabura or prawns 😂 the wind did make things difficult when it started blowing.
The guys did very well too they will hopefully report in.
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Hey Muppet, what softie colours were doing the damage?
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New Penny mostly in ZMan and Gulp jigging grubs.
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Cheers fella
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To go along with Muppets report, headed out in nice calm waters after a long time off the yak for reasons various....i had had a couple of duck eggs the last time out, so was hoping for something a little different....took all the gear in case the kingies showed up but alas that did not occur.....what did occur was some nice fish coming aboard....the first taken was the trevally which was a really nice surprise as i haven't caught one for awhile so there will be some nice . sashimi...couple of snaps then came over the side, then the wind started  blowing which made it hard to stay on location.......I had Brent beside me and he had dropped his livie to the bottom and managed to pull up a nice fat JD, so with that encouragement i sent one of my livies down for the same result......so with a nice mixed bag headed in and cleaned up


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Nice to read your report MichaelK, big trevally are an exciting fish, can't wait to move from the obedience of lock down to disobedience in a yak myself:).
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Conditions looking good for Saturday. 

Outgoing tide and 4-6knt westerly for a drift out the Mahurangi channel 
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Originally posted by Muppet Muppet wrote:

It’s spring and that simply means living with the wind. Some of my best days are in 25 knot SWsters though not desirable it makes little difference to the fish. So it’s up to you if you wanna take it on.

Just love those that would want to go out fishing in 25Knot /43kph winds you are my Heros. Clap
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If you wait on a good forecast all the time you wouldn’t go.

Going Saturday piper fishing with the family. Will be fun.
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[QUOTE=Muppet]If you wait on a good forecast all the time you wouldn’t go.

Going Saturday piper fishing with the family. Will be fun.[/QUOTE) 

All good Muppet, Shall roll with that. But there is a massive difference between Knots and KPH.
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Yes and it’s up to you if you go or not. I don’t recommend going out if you are not comfortable with the conditions. If it means you miss out that day so be it or go somewhere else. I have done that several times over.

There is over 800 pages of report experiences to go through in the thread. The spots are known very well by the guys and there has certainly been a couple of hard lessons learned. Last Saturday was tedious when the wind started blowing.

But I can say with certainty that some of the best fishing I have had are in the stock standard 20 knot plus SW winds of spring.
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no one wants to fish in dumb conditions but bit like rock fishing offshore and higher winds where Dan fishes can be.done easy. Just got to play to the conditions. Rock fished those areas for years , mostly always somewhere to go, same with mahurangi. ECB on other hand too much wind from anywhere can’t go, can sometimes rock fish a strong Sth wester but no point in going out in yak more than 100 meters. So no point. Can cast almost that in strong offshore wind.
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Worst day ever I had was Tutukaka mate. Went out in a snotty 25 knot SEster was literally paddling up a massive chop, I turned around and went back in. Others in the trip tried to go out past me but turned back thankfully. I couldn’t believe I even tried to paddle in it, came back to Auckland stopped at Mahurangi and nailed some good snapper there instead in flat calm seas 😂

The chop of a 20 knot SWster in Kawau Bay is more a pain than proper nasty. It is energy sapping for sure take food and water to keep you going. It’s certainly not impossible to do you just have to be mentally prepared to do it and know what to expect.
Most often the wind gets up later in the morning and can be often much windier in the afternoons. And conversely the fishing is often better in the afternoons of windy spring days.
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Popped out after work for a strayline session on the outgoing. Was gonna launch at Tindalls but the wind had a lot more W in it than forecast so it was pretty snotty. Drove over to Little Manly instead and launched at 6pm. I knew I didn't have long so took all the wrapping off the salmon berley and pumped up a massive oil slick.

Found that whole pillies were just getting stolen without a proper run, so changed the rig down to a single hook and used half pillies. Lot of small snapper around but the better ones came on the bite around 7 - kept 3 nice eaters all around 45-50cm. Ran out of bait just as conditions started getting dicy as the forecast southerly finally arrived.

Had a bit of a moment on the way in when the stealth started surfing on a decent wave (ferry wake maybe?) and the front started digging in. Thought I was going for a swim for a second but I managed to dig my way out of it.

Swung by a mates place who had been out for a freedive and he gave me 8 scallops to go with the fish Big smile
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Originally posted by Muppet Muppet wrote:

Worst day ever I had was Tutukaka mate. Went out in a snotty 25 knot SEster was literally paddling up a massive chop, I turned around and went back in. Others in the trip tried to go out past me but turned back thankfully. I couldn’t believe I even tried to paddle in it, came back to Auckland stopped at Mahurangi and nailed some good snapper there instead in flat calm seas 😂

The chop of a 20 knot SWster in Kawau Bay is more a pain than proper nasty. It is energy sapping for sure take food and water to keep you going. It’s certainly not impossible to do you just have to be mentally prepared to do it and know what to expect.
Most often the wind gets up later in the morning and can be often much windier in the afternoons. And conversely the fishing is often better in the afternoons of windy spring days.
tutukaka mate that’s proper ocean, boat country.

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Anyone tried RP yet?
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Originally posted by Big Manly Yaka Big Manly Yaka wrote:

Anyone tried RP yet?

Hey mate, might be heading there tomorrow if wind stays nice and my guns are up for it. Its been couple of years at least since I paddled there
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