Mayor Island blue nose

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Cashedup.. 300-400m is the normal spot out the back of Mayor Is, 90% of sounders wont pick up fish out there in that depth But will pick up the bottom.
Starting to get a little late in season for them( best time is April-May) but have caught them all year round but mainly small fish.
Yes, they do "stack up" from the bottom, mormally 50m or so but of course you will need a good sounder and ability to decipher it. Drifting over pins and or putting down droppers is a good way to find fish, especially around slack water and preferably early in the morning.
Good setup is a TLD 25 or 30 loaded with 80lb braid and 2 hook dropper rig with 2 circle hooks, 12-16/0 would be good and 32oz sinkers are sweet.Heavy jigs(500g) or diamond eye jigs in 4-500g work well also
Good luck as they are one of the best eating fish in the ocean
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Thanks Kaveman, I did hear that the ones caught recently were quite small. Thanks for the advice on the reels too.
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Anyone find more marking or were to go
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Aron, sorry to be the bearer of bad news but no one is going to give away blue nose spots over the internet. What I can do though is offer you some advice. Look at your charts, find some very deep drop offs and go from there. I am not a deep water fisherman but I'd be looking for at least 400m in an area like that. you will need either a very good fish finder or a whole lot of luck. 
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If you don't have a sounder that can find fish at 3-400m it will be a lottery. Even if you had a GPS mark - that will be a starting point. After that you are fishing blind.
You really need a sounder that can find them. They don't sit on a spot 50m wide, waiting for you to drop a line on them.
As was mentioned earlier - they do tend to stack vertical in the water column - unlike most other fish. So if you can find fish marks that extend 20-30m off the deep bottom, chances are you are on them. Worth a drop, for sure.
If you find good sign layered on the bottom, worth a drop anyway - may be puka, bass, gem, OR BN. I have caught plenty of BN right on the bottom with other fish when no other sign seems around.
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Great advice Alan!
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