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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Feb 2019 at 9:09pm
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Confirm those channels, Phil.
Yes Geoff and I are sitting on the water in Little hula.
Looking forward to my first trip west this season.
Will let you know as the day progresses what we see.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Feb 2019 at 9:14pm
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Yeah some good intel. Just seen a pic off a couple of Mahimahi out of the Manukau zone today.
I’ll head for my spot I think rather than the 130 spot
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Probably be there as well as Crew may mutiny otherwise.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Feb 2019 at 7:08am
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Go hard lads, I’m on Liquid Asset. Thanks for the info Smudge, hopefully I won’t have another one die on me and I won’t have to give you a call.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Feb 2019 at 9:37am
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good luck with that supermodel, I was out a few weekends back and there was no sign of skippies... was lucky to pick up a few alberts but dont consider them bait :P
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Feb 2019 at 4:04pm
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Originally posted by Xtoad Xtoad wrote:

Go hard lads, I’m on Liquid Asset. Thanks for the info Smudge, hopefully I won’t have another one die on me and I won’t have to give you a call.
 
Always happy to weigh another one for you Stuart Big smile
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Might see you all out there. Boat is Obsession. What radio channel we on .. been a while.
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Sorry Phil just read post last page 18 for CG 63 for chat. Could be few muppets out tomorrow.
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Taken my andromeda out of lure selection tomorrow. Will run smaller offering such smash bait baby aloha and a big top gun revolver in close .. not sure want risk seeing my andromeda get chewed.
Everyone gone to sleep on this thread for an early start?
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No not yet, does anyone sleep the night before game fishing?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Feb 2019 at 12:05am
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Originally posted by Dunwurkn Dunwurkn wrote:

No not yet, does anyone sleep the night before game fishing?
I'm still up. Heading out a little after the sun comes up
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Feb 2019 at 4:38am
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I’m up
Back out again for another day of torment. Had a very slow day yesterday. Perfect conditions with not much biting.
Went to about 105m north of the bar. Good water 23 d temp
Apparently there were plenty of skippies and Albee’s but we never saw them. Only one skip for the whole day for us.
Headed back into 48 of Karekare where there was a lot more bait and bird life. Had one good hit that lasted 20 seconds then fell off. Lure came back with a broken light gauge hook. Yeah yeah I know, don’t take a knife to a gun fight. To be fair that hook was not on its first season or first fish so a lesspon learnt.
Heaps of big Macs behind the bar north end in 40ish metres
Will head there first thing this morning to stock up. Coming up 3-5 at a time on un baited sabiki
Good luck to all today. Time to hit the rd.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Feb 2019 at 11:19am
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Had a great gurnard and snapper sesh off Orua last night and over bar at 0600. Glad I didn’t have to do the ramp with everyone...
We’ve had plenty of Albies today and pulled that lure out. Just saw two blue whales in 160 straight out. Heading in a bit closer now.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Feb 2019 at 1:58pm
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Listening to the radio today, the west went off.
Singles, doubles and a treble.
If you weren't there you'll just be reading about it.
Or listening while I clean the boat and mutter bugger should of stayed out.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Feb 2019 at 2:12pm
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Go figure , cant wait to here the stories . Noticed the other day no seiners out there at the 100m cleaning out the skippys , think they know to there are not many round . we didnt pick one up at all . Got a feeling some of these ones today are in shellow 65m or less , going on how much life is there compared to the 120m outwards . keep the troups posted matto
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Feb 2019 at 4:49pm
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There have definetly been two areas of bait, the 35-60 m parallel to the coast.
There are macs, kawhai, skips and albies there.
Larger predators like kings, makos, sharks in general and Marlin.
And a spread out intermittent strip along the 100ish m line. This contained saury and I'm guessing here possibly squid and macs in spread but sparse schools.
Then albies and skips.
Predators were seals, sharks and of course billfish.
Today also presented many more bait balls some quite large and heavily concentrated.
Seems the sea state was pretty good from what I heard.
There are also two fads that I know of off the coast.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Feb 2019 at 8:16pm
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No cigar for us. Action was north up towards muriwai in range of depths it would seem.
Lot caught. 1st two boats I spoke to back huia both had marlin in them. Livies and lures taking those 2 fish.
Bar was little lumpy coming in about 4. Tide started to run out. Good test for 490 stabi in south channel. Didn't break anything so good day out.
Caught up with Phil at beach as well. Think I'll go again Friday
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Feb 2019 at 10:10pm
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Yeah we only bet Shane by one albie...we had the tip off to head for muriwai but didn’t want to risk 20 nm of bashing home if the sw filled in...I might go Friday too if Mum will give me some gas money...oh yeah almost forgot we saw a definite free jumper grey hounding along in 40m off karekare while we were catching jackos..deployed one in the area but nada
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Feb 2019 at 7:46am
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I made the same decision as you supermodel and it didn’t pay off. Was far nicer conditions out there than I had expected in the afternoon. Seeing those blue whales kinda made up for it.
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