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Whiti-fisho We are a 26 foot boat so I know what you mean about four days in a small boat but hay thats the fun trying to bet the big boys.
Will give you a call next time i am out and it was not me in the toilets.
Keep up the good work.
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few big fish around to, north of curvier thursday had a nice black come up on a bait, seen a few nice fish before and this was over the 300 mark easily, came up and then went down then came up jumping along side the boat, heaps of kings around the spot so might spend some more time here.
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Imortal - it was laughing at you, saying you think that bait is good enough for me you must be joking. LOL. Pity it didn't want to play ball, but it should stay around there for a few days, catch a legal sized kingi and bridle that and troll that around and see what happens, uou never know your luck.
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[QUOTE=skippy68]Hi guys, need some help... we are currently sitting on 20/0 for strike/landing marlin. Our hooks are needle shape and sharp as. We are running light drags, just to hold lure in pattern, but wonder if we should try heavier drags... got to do something!
 
 
2 hook stiff rig 180 degrees 13kgs at strike - end of transmission
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cheers Tone E - that's a bit of a change of mindset. Thanks for the advice
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6 days to go to trailer boat tournament over $100,000 in prizes all major prizes are Shimano get in quick only 90 boats.
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Originally posted by Tone E Tone E wrote:

[QUOTE=skippy68]Hi guys, need some help... we are currently sitting on 20/0 for strike/landing marlin. Our hooks are needle shape and sharp as. We are running light drags, just to hold lure in pattern, but wonder if we should try heavier drags... got to do something!
 
 
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Skippy68 - you can get bad runs sometimes, and there are lot's of different opinions about hook sets in lures, but 20/0 would suggest more than just bad luck. I would do as suggested and try running a 2 hook 180 deg rig with the drag on strike. It might not be the best rig (open to lots and lots of debate), but having used this rig a lot I can tell you that you won't go 20/0 in the future (unless cursed of course), and you don't need to do any clever thinking about what to do with your drag settings when a marloon grabs the lure. Keep it simple and life will get better.
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i agree with you on that one tagit. Everyone gets to wound up about it IMO. Get out there and just try things, thats all you can do.
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So... Have beakies stopped being caught in the Mercury Bay area.... 

I hope not.. Im about to be heading down for some serious efforts... especially with some good weather possibly on the horizon
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There is a trailer boat comp on this week , reports would be great appriciated.
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forecast not too hot for trailer boats this weekend - monday - tuesday looking particularly nice.. I think I will get out then
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Was there any fishing today in the trailor boats if so was any thing caught.

Would be nice to have an update on if any fish have been caught as I know a couple of west coast boats that would like to come over this way in the weekend due to a 3 to 4m swell.
Looking forward to some replys.
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Sorry guys was bloody knackered last night and hit the sac k early .Day one seas good in morning 0.5-1.0mtre swell about 15 knt SW .72 boats in comp .Went to 200mtre mark back of Cobra and ran all the way down to Aldies til the wind picked up to 20.25 knts not nice in a 6 mtre .Ran into Castle ,took a couple over the top at 7 knts .didn't see a thing Lots of snapper caught ,12 fish over 8 kgs heaviest 12 .53 .Only two marlin hooked up both dropped .Heaviest kingi only 15 kg .Lots of Skippy and Albies caught only small models though .Was not a bad effort considering the conditions ,most boats not venturing out wide at all and it looks like more of the same if not worse today 
Took home a full size table soccer game as lucky angler draw last night ,the Salacia team took off a couple of rods and reels and I think Jabba Jaws took a couple home as well .All good wake the missus up and get out there again I suppose 
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From Friday Flash:


Day 1 Summary

Ø       72 teams

Ø       269 anglers

Ø       92 fish weighed

Heaviest for Day 1

Kingfish        15.45kg         Dean Horn       Horneez
Kahawai 2.65kg          Wayne Thompson  Horneex
Trevally        1.835           Richard Hayr    Jabba Jaws     
Albacore        2.5kg           Ben Morrow      Capt Morgan    
Skipjack        2.52kg          Stephen Toner   Bounty Hunter  
Snapper 12.96kg         Mike Stables    OceanSportsMarine      
Mahimahi        12.16kg         Vaughan Cook    Da Bad Boys    


Just rang the boys on Bounty Hunter to congratulate them on the huge skippy (tongue in cheek). Conditions sound OK, it's a very strong westerly blowing here on the Hauraki Plains.

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Didn't notice when I pasted those results - that's a BIG snapper!Clap
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Bounty Hunter just boated a striped marlin - didn't want to say anything in my last post, in case they lost it. 
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Go Jabba Jaws, GO YOU GOOD THING! Big smile
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WOW what a great event ,Trailer boat over for another year .My first and I must say it was really well organised by "Gunsmoke"and the prizes were great all Shimano rods and reels ,Yamaha outboards etc .Grant Dixon as MC was great no nonsense ,no mucking around exactly what you want when you have a large prize pool .The weather was "****" for all thre days for those that made it out wide it calmed down but the biggest problem was getting out and back ."Black Label " won the Striped marlin top prize ,"Nerius" won two T&R prizes ,the Black and Blue and Y/Fin were drawn prizes The rest were all won so lots of fish caught ,probably most meritorious was the 12 .53 kg Snapper Other treats were the drawing of a trip for two to Vanauatu won by local Josh Moore and the anouncement of the winner of the "Hiwi the Kiwi raffle " which was sold in Whitianga to local business woman who lives on Kuoatunu and operates Coffee  "Lala" she was rapt has two children and six Grandkids so boaat will be put to good use .Interesting story of a couple of guys targeting snapper and kingfish outside "South sunk rock " caught an eel and decided to cut the tail off and use it as bait for a Kingi thinking the action would be of interest ,imagine there surprise when the reel started screaming and they thought they had a good kingi til they saw a marlin greyhounding away with there eel tail on there snapper rod ,spooled in 10 secs
The wife and I will be back for another crack next year and hopefully the weather will play ball
There was 75 fish plus caught each day with lots of Skippies ,Albacore ,snapper ,Kahawai ,Trevally and kingfish ,lots of Mahimahi but few Marlin and most that were seen were 100kg or under ,but this was a result of most boats being kept inshore because of the weather ."Nerius " made it to the Alderman knools on two days and Bill Pankhurst told me they were alive ,got a triple strike and tagged one then got one too the boat unfortunately it was tail wrapped and drowned was wieghed at 88kgs ,was saying they were lucky to still have his windscreen intact on the trip back ,"Striper"picked up his first marlin just outside Red and another boat whose name escapes me boated one in the Hook area as well ,not sure but I think" Bounty hunter" picked one up as well 
The boys on "Salacia" and "Heavy Metal"caught heaps of Kingfish ,Blair reckons they got 50 on day three but not one went 75 let alone The comp limit of 100,and Heavy metal filled there bin withlegal kings they couldn't weigh as they were between 75 and !00 ,the wife and I caugt 12 the other week under 75 so the Kingfish fishery here looks healthy
Others picking up prizes from here were "Requin","Jabba Jaws ,"Niggly"not sure if anyone else did as I had sampled a few rumbos by then so if you got something post it yourself ,I'm going back to sleep now it's been an exhausting three days of foul weather and lots and lots of FUN!!!!!
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Forgot to mention the most important part ,good effort from all the teams who donated there fish at the weigh station to be auctioned off to the general public ,all proceeds went to the local junior St Johns Ambulance brigade .All the kids were ther cheering each purchase and not sure of the exact figure but they are very very happy
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Bounty Hunter's marlin went under weight, still tasted good though! Won the albacore section with a 10.1 kg caught on 10 kg line. 
Great atmosphere and prizes. Great fish caught too, despite the weather!
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