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 Bummer about your brother turtling and losing gear, I tie my stuff down, but that doesn't suit everyone.
I'll take you up on the boat invite, it would be great to get a King.
 On the trip over on Monday I flicked my stick bait at A buoy 20 or 30 times, in the hope of a king, but the current wasn't very lively. I'm surprised how far I can cast the damn thing from the yak though.
I like to fish the Bays in the morning, but the big boil ups are usually later.
As for electricity, yes it helps with the squalls and head winds, Amen, but  six hours of digging the paddle in is still yakking. My 4.7m yak is a tank, but when the water is flat I prefer just using my fancy carbon fiber paddle without even a rudder to slow me down. 
I cooked the two snaps I got at Motutapu over charcoal, two 35cm fish just fit in my portable weber, it takes some prep but it's a tasty way to go. 
 After you went in on Saturday, I used those Macs I picked up for bait, I butterflied them, beautiful baits they were, and I caught two big fish, one was large and aggro and it jumped! I suppose one might get aggro if everyone said your head looked like a hammer.
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There was another window this morning, so I got out for the third time this week, makin' hay while the sun shines...a couple of hours passed without very much happening, and then a lot happened in a few minutes. 
I'm enjoying the flavor of barbequed  whole snapps at the minute, the 35cm models are turning out well.
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Good work Dave. Catching good sized fish  challenge for a lot of boat fishers. And you are doing it.
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The light show is always stunning... I started out with a metal lure this morning, I replaced the hooks on my 21gm Flea with  cheap Aliexpress hooks, at less than a dollar a pair they work well. I caught a 30cm kahawai straight up, so decided to put out some decent big snapper baits, the first bait soaked for about 10 min then bang, the rod buckled over and the yak started going sideways, after about 10 sec it bite my 60lb trace off...shark:) , so I went back to softbaiting and used one Atomic sunrise with a 3/8 weight all morning, no more sharks were provoked. Some of those little snapps fight like sharks, and they taste good.
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nice work  , would  have been good conditions this morning.
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It was a nice morning to be in the yak, and the last of summer 2024, next Thursday might be ok by the look, it's Autumn already. I really should go with the flow and take up sailing, but I hate the bloody wind. 
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Fished Pt Chev yesterday after work. Got to my spot, not much current with 2 hrs or so to low tide
Few undersize went back followed by my only keeper for the day, from half pillie on 1oz dropper rig..... all within 20mins of fishing
Stuck it out for a further 2.5hrs for bait thieves, undersize & throwback 30cm snaps

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Nice looking fish BB, and a good way to spend the last day of Summer. 
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