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How much longer will the snapper stay in the Firth for,do you think?
As in,what is the water temp trigger point to send them out to the deeper water?
Is the gurnard fishing OK in the winter?
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Originally posted by Brimel Brimel wrote:

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Not quite kaiaua!, but a quick post, the old boy got a 20lb snap in Omaru Bay (5 mins north of Coro town) mussel lines on Saturday, on Squidgy Softbail, not the best photo, measured 83cms.
 
 
 

Top fish there Brim's Dad!Clap

Was it full off mussels?

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Originally posted by 3rnzir 3rnzir wrote:

How much longer will the snapper stay in the Firth for,do you think?
As in,what is the water temp trigger point to send them out to the deeper water?
Is the gurnard fishing OK in the winter?
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hey 3rnzir,
I am pretty naff at keeping decent records but you can pretty much catch snaps all year round in the firth.
sure they may get slow and not bite hard and for very long but put in the effort maybe sb's or ya jigs over any bits of sign out there will do the trick..and good chsnce you might snag a jd or carrot.
hey its good too get out anyway!
here is report from last july

http://www.fishing.net.nz/asp_forums/firth-not-skunked_topic92912_post1328278.html?KW=#1328278
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Dragging softbaits seems to be a good way to target the gurnard in the firth.
The firth fishes well all year , you just have your good and bad days.I usually head further up the coast this time of year and fish alot closer to shore.

Omaru bay farms are an awesome spot , bush billy has posted some reports of some great fishing in that area in the past.

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Yes full of mussels, old boy said his teeth were pretty much gone!
 
He always fishes on a line with no droppers, so was probably (on light softbait gear) the only way he would have got it.
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Another great weekend in the Firth, plenty of kahawai and snapps still about. Water temp still at 13 degrees. Shot up to the mussel farm as the barge was working and watched some nice fish come aboard the 3 or 4 boats sitting in there. Popped out to the 15m mark and proceeded to bring up some fat healthy snapper. Equalled my pb for the firth with 2 at 63cm.
Get out and enjoy while the fishing is hot.
All fish had stomachs loaded with anchovies or pilchards.
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yeehaa...nice report Drakar!- sounds like its going real good out that way.
Typical when Im finding it hard to get outUnhappy
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63cms Drakar1.
Gives me something to try and beat.
Good job cobber.
You using bait or lures?
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Originally posted by 3rnzir 3rnzir wrote:

How much longer will the snapper stay in the Firth for,do you think?
As in,what is the water temp trigger point to send them out to the deeper water?
Is the gurnard fishing OK in the winter?
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Last winter I found fishing in the firth pretty good. In some ways better than the summer as less of the smaller fish around.  I tended to fish either a bit deeper or right in close to some foul. Usually fished there once a week or sometimes more and it was good right through.
Can't tell you about this year as i am no longer in the area but from reading through various threads on here seems pretty good.
Good luck.

As for gurnard......did catch a few but if you want better ones hit the manukau or anywhere on the west coast.
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3rnzir,
Just using lures - so much easier and cleaner.
Last year my 63 was on a softbait in about 5m of water near the mussel farm.
I'll try to report each time I go out and post the temp - so a bit of a record can be kept.
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Anyone been out today?
Plan on heading out tomorrow and possibly Monday.
Will post a FR (Fishing Report) all going well.
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Launched at Guy C Goss ramp at 7.15 yesterday and shot up to the farms to have a look around and decide what to do. The wind was up around 12 to 15 knts and a bit lumpy so softbaiting was out. The wind was with the tide so hooked up between the ropes with 2 hooks and had a perfect line for the burley and a strayline. Colin was down first and hooked up before i even had my line in the water a nice fish about 3 pound. A steady flow of fish came aboard for the next 2 hrs and we had our limit for the 3 of us. Biggest was 9lb with 3 around 5 or 6lb and the rest 34 to 40cm. Plenty of fish put back between 30 and 34cm we all had a ball a great days winter fishing. Got back to the ramp at 11.30 just before we ran out of water to get up the creek, stopped and had a cofee at kaiawa and home by 2pm, perfect day.
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Good stuff couta!Thats good going to get out before low tide also.
Neat to know still fishing good..
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We went early from Waikawau this morning, Went out to the farms off Kerata. Heap of burley but only managed  2 keeper snapper in 4hrs. Went out past the farms and got a couple of KY.
Came back to the ramp 1 1/2hr before low but still had to push the boat up the creek.  Clogged up with debris from last weeks storm. 
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we have had to push the boat 2hrs from low ever since the last cyclone. Even after they dredged we still had to get out at the red pole and push around the corner. Used to be able to come in at dead low.
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Took the kids out for a fish on Sat. Left GC Goss at about 11:30 - Couta, must have seen you leaving as we headed out, and gave the kids a good intro to Kahawai fishing. Tide very low and just made it out. Not so many snapper about (kept 3 from 35-40), but must admit didn't concentrate to much on that - was assisting the kids too much. Just followed the terns and sooties. Fish still full of anchovies. Fishing in 10-15m of water just off the mussel farm. Water temp still around the 12-13 degrees.
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Always good for the kids, Water temp seem very cold where you are Drakar, We didn't get below 15.4 the whole day yesterday.
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Yep - very interesting as I have spoken to a few others whom have 2 temp gauges on board. They stated one was reading 14 and one at 17. So must admit my isn't calibrated.
Mine is reading hole degree - don't have one to 1 or 2 dp. Plus its just a cheap fish finder. Waiting for the misses to buy me a new one for my Bday? Fingers crossed......
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Yes  Drakar1 was watching you heading out digging another chanel at the entrance with your prop sure couldn't have been any later was a real low tide on saturday.
One of my mates got stuck at the entrance going out, they had to sit it out for 4 hrs for tide to go out and back in LOL
My temp reading was 12.5 so same as you, interesting?
Caught our snaps in the farms so must have lucked onto the spot, your kids were full of excitement leaving the ramp they couldn't wait to get out there was great to see, glad you had a good day.
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Yes  Drakar1 was watching you heading out digging another chanel at the entrance with your prop sure couldn't have been any later was a real low tide on saturday.
One of my mates got stuck at the entrance going out, they had to sit it out for 4 hrs for tide to go out and back in LOL
My temp reading was 12.5 so same as you, interesting?
Caught our snaps in the farms so must have lucked onto the spot, your kids were full of excitement leaving the ramp they couldn't wait to get out there was great to see, glad you had a good day.
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