Gamefishing Updates - Waihau Bay - 17/18

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    Posted: 08 Dec 2017 at 3:22pm
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Game-fishing reports, updates, and pics here. Good luck for this season.

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they are getting some nice yellow fin 
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Fished Waihau bay on the 1st and 2nd.5 or 6 YFT caught on each day with a few double and triple hook ups 20 odd boats chasing them both days though.No luck for us but what a place.Cheers Waihau bay we will be back!



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Fished Waihau Bay Saturday and Sunday, fishing pretty quiet but we were lucky enough to snag a 24 kg YFT, Karin's first so she was wrapped to tick that off her bucket list. We also tagged a Mako that was no more than 3 kg, smallest I have ever seen. With about 40 boats fishing the Greater Waihau Bay area we only heard of 3 YFT on Saturday and no sign of Marlin. Sunday was even worse didn't hear of any landed fish but a mate dropped a little stripey.
 
Water temp was 23 in the morning and rising to 24.9 late in day due to solar heating, a mate got 26 at one place late in the day. Heaps of workups with gannets and Dolphins but no tuna in them, we got our tuna out deeper away from the workups.
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Spoke to the boys this avo, sea getting lumpy but fish able .they had another hard day with boats hooking up around them . About 12 fish hooked today , a lot less boats out today .sea temps up to 24 5 c .
Notable theme is no skippys.
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Sea not too bad today, better than we thought it was gonna be and very fishable, we tagged a stripey early afternoon. Talked to Christine at the club, 3 stripeys tagged, 1 blue weighed and about 5 shortbill caught for the day.
We actually caught skippies pretty easy this morning, in close in about 80-100m, haven’t seen a work up in the 3 days we’ve fished though.
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One of the Shortbills...  - Also, second that skippies comment above - we've had no probs getting them early - off Orete, but trying to find something to feed them to is another story!
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Any action down Waihau way lately? Thinking of heading out from Whakatane and down the coast for a couple of days but havent heard much as of late. Still worth a crack?
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First rec cawt bft for this season has been weighed days ago and the big news in the workup is crimps?
Hasn't anyone been or going or want to orgot any info?
Anyone??
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Looks like a few SBT are now on the bite, Redgill lures seem to be getting the big ones. 100kg fish came in,
Unfortunately Facebook takes over with the most up to date info, These forums were awesome when used by everyone,
I thought fishing.net was working on an mobile phone app?


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The site is fully functional on mobile Tony.

Waihau Bay will be busy this weekend - every man and his barking thing heading that way.  Few people heading out of Whakatane which sounds like an good option 
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heading up tomorrow will report back on sunday cant wait
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We are heading out of Whakatane on Saturday for the 2 1/2 hour boat ride to the tuna grounds. There were 97 boats fishing out of Waihau Bay today, but I have only heard about 2 fish caught by lunch time. I was told that there was a 3 hour wait to launch.
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I've been working down Whakatane ways this week and there has been a steady stream of large trailer boats heading east, lots of them. Not hard to guess what their doing.
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85 boats  out there yesterday , we went down last week in the big boat   for 3 days 2 mostly traveling from tauranga  well 3 really as we stayed the friday night at withe , for 3 skippys when we headed into  waihau on Saturday all good great trip pulled mostly fluros so  lures i think where ok we just didnt find a fish 
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Lot of boats out today at Waihau Bay, if you had a piece of land for parking for a fee one could do alright.
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I am guessing the 3 hour wait at the ramp just increased a bit LOL

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Heard a 300keg broady graced the weigh station , who , weight , size line , can't wait to here.
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I just watched a doco with a tough old bloke diving into the deep scattering plankton layer in the middle of the night. He had to give up during the Full Moon. The light from the moon was too strong and was keeping the plankton layer below fifty metres. Given that this is where bluefin are feeding at nights it stands to reason that the fish are going to be deep and will stay deep during this period. Trolling lures barely scratch the surface.
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