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Had a awsome morning with 6 snaps and a kahawaii, saw lots of bait and big splash so maybe king.. anyone tried to target those recently?
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Good work guys looked like mint conditions.
The guys usually get the odd Kingfish while softbaiting or using lures Bernacle. Livebaiting would be the best bet though.
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I would like to give it a try with livebait trolling or just with a sinker while drifting not sure what would be better. The good thing with sinker drifting , could catch other species too. But kingies are on top or mid water so maybe better to troll to target them... any thought?
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Looks like the weekend was firing!! Nicely done guys!!

Went off spot R this morning, pretty slow going but work ups everywhere once the sea glassed over around 10.

I managed four solid snaps and three trevs. 
 
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Thats pretty good for slow though Ruff!
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Friday-Pilot Bay to 26 metres past A Beacon to prove that I can catch almost as many small snapper out there as I can in the harbour.
Tuesday-Today Pilot Bay to 26 metres or so more out in front of Rabbit Island-spotted someone paddling in about 1000-drifted with micro jig with a bit better luck this time-only one throw back and 3 pannies-returned a couple of frisky kahawai. Beautiful day on the water.
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Similar result Swainsnow, was out to about 28 mtrs drifting around closer to A bouy amoungst a couple of boats on Tuesday morning, hard work for 2 Kahawai and 2 about 37 cm Snapper, redbone jerkshad got the snapper, good to be on water once breeze dropped away.Had high hopes before hand with bite time and Maori calander looking good, but thats fishing.
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Must have been you I saw paddling in doublenda. Where do you launch from? I use Pilot Bay but have to watch the tide. If possible leave on the last of outgoing tide and get a bit of incoming for drift. Have used Mount Beach but am pretty hopeless in any surf and it is also about a kilometre walk with kayak in tow to walk down there. Then find a place to lock up my trolley. Such is life.
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Launched on mussel rock side of Liesure Island,was ok on Tuesday.
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What a day , filled the bin and then try to troll dead bait,no success... anyone had any luck trolling dead bait?

Went through few work up with a rapala , caught a kawai, but still no king..
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What a day , filled the bin and then try to troll dead bait,no success... anyone had any luck trolling dead bait?

Went through few work up with a rapala , caught a kawai, but still no king..
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Nice one Bernacle.
I did well with a mate and binned out on pannies Saturday morning

Great conditions out there



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Nice fishing guys! Looks mint as Andy.
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Yes Dale was mint. We must catch up for a fish.
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Agreed, its been a while.
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Mint conditions for first launch off Papamoa in over six months this morning,very slow drift all fish except one caught on softbait, one snapper on slider,happy with 3 species.
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Nice, I d like to catch a john dory , still on my list..
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Wow nice catch Doublenda.

I got out this morning between 6 and 9am.
Was a chilly southeast breeze out there.
Fishing was pretty slow but I got 4 decent pannies for dinner.
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Nice. I’ve heard of good kontiki reports off pap. I’ll go east tomorrow. Forecast looks rank pretty sure I’ll have the place to myself.
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Good to see you back on Salt water DT. The big fish won't be safe now 🙂
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