Game fishing update 2011 - West Coast

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Was out at 800m yesterday and spoke to the tuna boats out there. Good oil is beakies north of the mokau trench still wide though. A week or two and it might get busy out westThumbs Up
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Got out off Kaipara yesterday out to Trench and picked up 4 skippies on way out - water warm - got up to 24.1 degreees in afternoon at about 150 meters off entrance. 8 puka landed from the trench over 4 hours and then trolled north until off the entrance and then back in. Picked up another 8 skippies including a quadruple strike with the skippies hitting the large marlin lures. Plenty of makos and sunfish around and nearly ran over a 5 foot mako which subsequently took the purple pakula - short fight and released. Great day out weather wise and water plenty warm but still a little short of activity. saw more makos and sunfish than gannets out there....
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got out in the thundercat yesterday no tuna to be seen went quite wide mega bait, kahawai and sharks

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Did a trip out wide today off the Manukau bar. Dropped the gear at 70m as skippies everywhere  and continued to be seen all day.Had 4 marlin lures running and 1 tuna lure on the shotgun.Seconds after as the tuna lure was in the water the albacore came on the bite. Pulled the lure in after 5 albacore around the 6kg mark as had to keep stopping to get them boated. Continued wide and landed two makos around the 60kg at 90metres water temp 21 degrees. Made our way out too 115 metres where there were some sun fish and temp up to 22 degrees.

No marlin strikes but a heap of bait and good blue warm water  form 70 onwards. Lets get more boats out there and land some marlin. 
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Been out for the last 2 days off the Hokianga.  Focused on Hapuka and snapper for the first day.  Only had the lures in the water for an hour and picked up 3 Albacore, biggest was 11kg.  Spent half a day trolling yesterday.  Only about 3 boats out of the Hokianga and all hooked up.  We lost one at the boat, got the gear back in and hooked up again.  Landed our first marlin of the season 108kg.  Photo's and full match report to follow shortly.

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Good stuff AB. What general direction/area. might be me on friday
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Well done AB!!
Good hook-up ratio!!
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Nice AB heading over there tomorrow north or south? or straight out?
 
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Good reports ty Dunworkin & AB.
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That is awesome well done. Always a good chance up in hoki,i have only been their once in march last year and we landed 3 marlin in 3 days.Hope to be up there soon.
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We hooked up about 10nm south of the bar. In about 120m of water. A lot of hook ups were also happening off Glinks gully in about 120 as well. A few Marlin Hook ups also turned into markos.
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Originally posted by AB AB wrote:

We hooked up about 10nm south of the bar. In about 120m of water. A lot of hook ups were also happening off Glinks gully in about 120 as well. A few Marlin Hook ups also turned into markos.
Good effort for an an afternooner AB... How many come across da scales up da mighty hoki thus far....
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Just been yakking to a mate over on the Kaipara,     They lost 9 marlin between two boats on thursday out off the Kaipara.             One fish,  He thinks may have been a Black,  200 k plus, on a livie.    
Blue water in 35 meters,  23 degrees.
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I know.......Gooooottttttaaaaa ttthhee tyypppinnnnngggg jjjiiiittteersss, very amped!
Will be out and over on Monday and maybe Tuesday next week.....
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Manukau/Kaipara.....

Thinking of heading out through either of these two bars tomorrow, is anyone heading out that we could follow to get a bit of an idea of where to actually go? I've been out through the manukau a few times but still not too keen on going it alone just yet.
Send me a PM if you wouldn't mind.
 
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I will be planning for next weekend.      Good luck to you if you get out there Graeme.

Those fish were out off North Head.    He said it was quieter yesterday,  but a few were caught.  One fish was 125 kgs.
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Brad, few boys out today and some going tomorrow, they should have some good intell for Monday, will keep you posted.
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Im thinking about heading out next week too, and i also have only been over the manukau a couple of times, never in my own boat so i would be keen to follow someone who knows what they are doing too if any one is going.
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Thanks Graeme.
Just been looking at the forecast,  Might head over tomorrow.  
I will let you know Herby if I go.
Also next weekend R/B if you want to follow.
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Cheers Rdog,
I will looking at going during the week but possibly next Saturday too.
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