Game fishing update 2011 - Mercury Bay

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Well everyone Christmas is just around the corner which also means so is the Game fishing season, here are a few threads for you all to use to make updates about whats happening in your local area.

Good luck and Tight lines to all for the upcoming season. Thumbs Up
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ill kick off the bay - temps are high on the fishfinder temp gauges, a report from craig on r'n'r had temp at 19deg at cobra and were getting a regular 18-19deg at the pins, large upwellings on the trip top the pins are more and more common and the sea is blue -  sunfish, flying fish are more common, skippies, albies on the jigs, big slimy maccas also and well...large kingfish! still about
 
there are a group of right whales cruising about and we had them free jumping for a group of lucky anglers on the boat..along with a pod of pilot whales
 
there are alot of gannets diving randomly, jesus christs birds are prolific and so are the mutton ducks. albatrosses and mollyhawks indicating theres alot of surface bait so im sure it wont be long before we see a beakie popping up
 
theres XOS maccas in the bay if you want to troll some livies for a pre-seaon look - i know ill be doing a shakedown run now sanity is game rigged and ready for any action.
 
get out there!
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manta ray around the boat...dolphins and gannets working out deep..

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Hey was in Kopu HnF heard a rumor that a mahimahi was caught in the bay. Any substance to this? or just another fishing shop yarn to draw in the punters?? 

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bay of islands -wrong bay
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Whangaroa...wrong Bay againLOL
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Tobez have you seen any numbers of albies??
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hey guys, i'm new to the forum, some good reading on here, will be taking the boat down to cooks beach over the new year period to do some trolling in hope of an early season marlin or decent tuna, only a couple weeks to go now and i cant wait to get into it

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na jimmy i aint mate...but theres alot of big red blobs around the 110m markWink
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Tobez and I shot out for a look today. Trolled up towards Red Merc from The pins north of the Aldies after putting a nice king on ice for dinner.  Worked the 400m line and water up to ~21 degrees and reasonable colour.  We came in a bit as we neared the middle ground and just after midday had a nice (we both called it for a blue) take the long corner, pop it's head up and give a good windscreen wipers exhibition before it fell off - bugger!  Plenty of sunfish out there but not a lot of bait.  Ran into one school of alberts in a similar area to where we hooked the marlin.  Good to know they're there!

It ate this lure:
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sweet, looks like a mint day...Blues....Hmmmmm....I could be a little undergunned
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Tobez its always a blue when not landed !LOL
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Dammit, the forecast was supposed to be rubbish out there! But lookit that, flat calm and beautiful. Man, metservice can be vexing at times....
Grunta, you know, you're not supposed to release the fish until you have actually got them to the boat, eh....
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Originally posted by KARP KARP wrote:

Tobez its always a blue when not landed !LOL
your finally learning!LOL
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Was a lot bigger than your average stripey Kim....  Might be time to get the Blur fired up!

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certainly has the feeling things are about to go off.  best water of the year today and a mean current pushing in.  20kg yellowfin was caught at the hook today and weighed into whiti, mahimahi and marlin sighted jumping round the aldie pins today, some big work ups sighted outside the pins in 500m.  
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Awesome, see ya out there tomorrow!

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Hmm could be a quick change of plan for Tuesday if the tuna are about
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Could it be just right for the top ten tuna tourney in whiti next week, whats the long range forecast?
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