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Not really any surface schools of tuna where we hooked up like outside 100m, water was 20.5 deg still in bluewater but not far from green stuff
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anybody out today? was swell gettin up much? i'm gonna head out early tomoro morn for a look
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Any of you guys been out lately. Am thinking of maybe putting togeather a flying visit to the Kings if the fish start to show up. Any one heard whats going on up there (Kings ) and what about the Hokianga, they seem to be fairly quiet, any action??
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was taking to a guy who has just come back from up the top, they diddnt go to the kings because of the cold water there...., they caught all there fish over the other side
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shot out manukau yesterday  bit of a swell on the bar all good headed up the 50 m line to piha  where the skippys were waitin  tried headin wider but got baron with no birdlife or bait so back to 53 m where the concentration of skippys were still jumpin , loaded up on these for a good suply of winter bait and with only one tailer havin a nosy ( just saw the top of its fin zeroing in on the lures which looked quite narrow so prob a mako ) decided to have an anchor up umongst the skippys and see if we could pull some snaps .left the out riigger lures dangling in case a stickface showed up but alas a dirty ol mako had me hurredly haulin em back in ! no snaps but plenty of horse kahawai for a bit of a play and raw fish .another boat was workin the same depth behind the bar with similar results ,when we were comin back in a cuple of boats were headin out for the night and a looksie on sunday . water temp only got to 20 . 2deg not blue either
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Looks like you are going to be sorted for bait for the winter.Thumbs Up
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That's a hell haul of skippies Ski , nice work Thumbs Up
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tacklebox landed a stripey today off the manukau, also heard of 2 others dropped... not to bad considering probably only no more than 10 boats out
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hit manukau yesterday and heard on sat that "hotspot" and "discardo" were out at the 60 with heaps of bait but no bills, so we decided to go and chase a warm patch at the 150 from piha but with no temp gauge we couldn't tell so we went to the back of the bar slightly south at the 110, we spotted a big tree, as we approached a big ass mahi jumped clean out of the water. did a few passes then cleared the gear and towed a bait for 20 mins it was my turn so i was fizzing! but nothing.
set the gear and now its brent's turn and at the 106 i spotted a fish in the gear, it hit the left SC three times to go to the LR and popped it out and dropped it again, came back had a swipe with it's bill, backed off and then it came in at full speed as it did, dev cranked the reel to give it more action and it hit and turned 180 and we were on!
30 mins it was in the boat.
 a big thanks to dev and brent for a bloody good day and to the boys on "titan"and "game on 2" for the entertainment as normal and to a top bloke ben francis on "elma j" who came down to the ramp to meet us with the scales which was borrowed from ken on "reel screamer" thanks guys!
the fish went 96kg i think was a bit dizzy at that stageLOL
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Well done!
That looks like a lure colour I've had good sucess on, too!Thumbs Up
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Well done Brian an awesome effort thereClap
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well done guys, yep South is the norm late in the season for some reason, glade it worked out for you...
what do you think happened to that Mahimahi????
Thanks for everything you did for us Eric. may you rest in peace, You were one of the real legends of NZ recreational fishing
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Awesome Kingie69  Clap   a better result after the Dorado gave you the flip.
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well done brian ! glad someone managed to pull one out sure felt fishy on sat ...
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Bad luck Ski.  Next time mate.  Think we are both due eh.
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Good to hear some fish found out west still, we went out Sunday off Kaipara (south of entrance) and only managed to find 19.8 degrees and after 2 hours trolling from 30m out to 140m only had 3 kahawhai and one small albie in bin. Sighted 1 7 foot hammerhead that passed through lures but fortunately left them alone. So we gave up on that and tried some bottom bouncing in between 650 feet and 1100 feet at trench.  Pulling spiny dogs out of 1100 feet not much fun... 3 puka landed out of 750 feet though so plenty of fish for us and then headed back home
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We took the 5.5m Stabi for a run across the Manukau Bar this morning. The conditions were not great with a bit of wind and some big swells to contend with.
We put the lures in at 50m in green cold 18 degree water. No Bait until we hit 70m and even then it was way down at 50m.
After trolling for just over an hour with the temperature only rising to 18.7 degrees the Big T Fruit Salad on the Short Rigger got hit big time. By the time we had cleared the gear well over 800m of line had been peeled off, time to turn and chase.
20 mins later we had recovered the lost line and after a bit if give and take we caught a glimpse of a good fish. It had only broken the surface once after hooking up.
It decided to turn very sharply directly towards the boat causing slack line when all of a sudden the angler was jolted 90 degrees to the back of the boat and we came up tight again with line again being peeled off of the reel.
10 mins later and the wind on came up, I took a wrap and gently brought the fish closer, a couple more wraps and the bill was in reach.
Lucky for us the 550 Stabi was a very low transom and sides and I was able to pull the head and shoulders into the boat, Richard on the rod then gave a helping hand but even then it still took a couple of minutes to get the fish in the boat. One very good marlin and two very happy fisherman.
We decided to head straight back to The Big Fish to get the fish weighed.
The end result is a Striped Marlin of 197kg. The largest Striped Marlin weighed in NZ this year.
So all up a fantastic result considering the testing conditions for such a small boat and a great way for Richard to lose his marlin virginity and to get the first marlin for his boat.
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Awesome effort. Well done guys.
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Assassin_1 try emailing the photos to yourself often it will ask if you want to resize the photos works on my mac
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WOW assassin-1, great job on a huge stripeyThumbs Up
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