Gamefishing Updates - Coromandel to BOP - 18/19

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Jan 2019 at 6:42am
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Ok,
Pricked my interest here.
What is the reasoning behind gem fish hitting yellow or coloured braid?
Does clear mono remain untouched!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Jan 2019 at 6:57am
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I presume yellow shows up more at this depth (300m is approx. depth we were being cut off at, actual depth fishing was about 360-380m) and the little 1m yellow markers (about 100mm long) would appear as little skinny baitfish.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Jan 2019 at 7:22am
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Our cut-offs were in 55 metres over sand with a few sharks and coutas??
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Jan 2019 at 7:30am
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Lots of frostfish here in Whangamata over the last month Vance, we caught 3 in a row at 50m just before Xmas

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Jan 2019 at 8:51am
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We postulated it was the yellow but maybe just the colour change but definitely something about it.
Some friends and I moved away from colored braid to moss green and have found very few of the mysterious cut off happening. In fact non that I can recall.

We have had troubles before with couta hitting spider Hitch knots while jigging. Those toothy guys bite at anything.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Jan 2019 at 2:35pm
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Just got spooled by very nice stripy 400m wide of Mayor. Put on nice aerial display
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Jan 2019 at 4:37pm
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Not many Stripies will spool you unless you are on light line so must have been a real goody. Sure it wasn't a Blue? Always exciting to get those super wild fish. Go get another one!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Jan 2019 at 5:00pm
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Yeah Dave I have my suspicions it may have been a blue. It got very aerial and put on a display which I'm not sure blues do. Saying that we have never had a blue on the boat before. Partly my fault as reel was 50W spooled with 80lb dacron. Knives and gunfights
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Jan 2019 at 6:48pm
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Bad Luck Kikbac, when it was jumping was it pushing a hell of a lot of water i.e was there a hell of a lot of whitewater. A blue the same size as a stripey will always make a lot more white water than the stripey. Also a 50W spooled with 80 lb mono or dacron is a recipe for disaster for blues and even big stripeys as you can only get about 550m of 80lb on the reel and if you run a windon then your capacity decreases even further.
 
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Jan 2019 at 10:57pm
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Know of a boat that almost got spooled on 60kg yesterday, lost the fish  BLUE
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 Jan 2019 at 6:51am
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I heard on the radio yesterday that a boat got a Stripey outside the Penguins, didn't hear what depth though.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 Jan 2019 at 8:55pm
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Spent a day out of Whangamata today. Lures in the water at 100m. Towed from inside Mayor to the Aldies and back.
Saw a free jumper in 129 just south of Aldies and another fish thrashing about on the surface.
Most of the action was in 200m north of Mayor. Heaps of bait, skippies, albert's and ran over a Marlin feeding on the surface.
Sounder showed water temp ranging from 23.4 near the Aldies to 24.6 on the 200m line just north of Mayor- not sure I've seen it that warm previously.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Feb 2019 at 7:12pm
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Eventful day for us. Hooked a stripy in 155m behind the Aldies. Gave a couple of leaps, peeled 300m and fell off. We came back over the same area and immediately hooked a sizeable mako, estimated 100kg. Had it to the boat in 20 min, tagged it and in the process of releasing it broke the leader and took my Bonze Argonaut with it. Worked the same area and promptly hooked another stripy. This one straightened the hook (Pakula dojo fine gauge) as soon as the drag was dialed up. That's fishing I guess
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Feb 2019 at 7:29pm
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Wow,
What an eventful day.
You must be pleased raising that many fish.

Sad about the lure though, rough tax format.

Much else going on in that area.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Feb 2019 at 7:49am
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I bent A Dojo Light Gauge tracing a Very Big Mako but the amount of drag (my pulling power) was well in excess of the 37 kg line on a reel's drag. I'm surprised it bent during a fight.
I still like those hooks.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 Mar 2019 at 10:24pm
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Lads went out today on Sworddust. Found some bait close and 20mins mr stick face bit. Landed nice 99k marlin.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Mar 2019 at 2:20pm
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Nice work Jake.👊👍🍻
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Apr 2019 at 10:24pm
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No joy for us on the marlin front, but did manage to pull this guy from under a log in 75m off Castle. Double strike of mahi mahi, one fell off, this one went 11 kg
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 Apr 2019 at 5:54pm
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Nice Rob. Was that last weekend? Many skippies left?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Apr 2019 at 9:06pm
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That sounds really close in....75M off Castle....
A king on the bricks is worth 5 in a boat.
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