Milky White Flesh in Snapper - Update

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Originally posted by Kandrew Kandrew wrote:

I’ve just finished filleting the fish I caught today, 1 white and completely mush 2 others thin and borderline. I have been fishing the lower firth all summer where’s there plenty of food, mussel farm pipi and cockle bed and a rāhui on shellfish from the local iwi along most of the Thames coast and I haven’t caught a white filet fish yet. Having said that I don’t tend to catch the large amount of small fish like I out in the gulf.

Today like most days this year using micro jigs I was catching so many small fish I was nearly sick of them. I would have thrown back 50 no problem.

So I think it is a food problem, I recon this all started when they increased the size limit, I have fished the gulf for 40 years and I have never seen so many small fish this year.
Small fish started about early february on the opposite side of firth,had 1 gurnard soft/mush and yesterday 1 32cm milky,waiheke farm holding lots of undersize. Not convinced on food problem in farms,thinking micro plastics? seen lots of those beads around
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Different angle , there must be tons of that **** out there now ...
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Got 1 milky snapper today and took note of gut content,still had roe water still hovering around 17.8c
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so what was the roe content?
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Originally posted by Phoenix_Protocol Phoenix_Protocol wrote:

so what was the roe content?
have another read gut had roe.what the  do you think roe is
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oops sorry buddy i meant to say what was gut content of milky fleshed snapper OuchWacko
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Originally posted by Phoenix_Protocol Phoenix_Protocol wrote:

oops sorry buddy i meant to say what was gut content of milky fleshed snapper OuchWacko
still having row at this time of year,can only go to spoil?
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Today 14 snapper for zero white flesh. Just had the one milky one last week out of many trips in Bream Bay.
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10 snaps 7 gurnard out of bream bay and happy to say no milkies.  Been a while to get a zero milky catch 

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20 snapper over the weekend, Colville.. no milky ones
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No milky snaps off Tutukaka for me in months and months - can't rememebr the last one
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21 snapper on the weekend between 4 of us on the firth and no milky filets.
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 No milky snapper in Riverton  either Smile
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