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Awesome Clay! stunning fish. 
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Originally posted by Redfinger Redfinger wrote:

Outstanding Clay - going out Friday for a kingie mission from Browns Bay - that would be nice!

Shot - well done Clay. Inspiring as I was going to try the same thing on Sunday morning but wind had got up too much so I headed back home early.

RF - where you heading to on Friday? Have similar thoughts but was thinking of going Kawau way.
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Originally posted by Sufishent Sufishent wrote:

Originally posted by Redfinger Redfinger wrote:

Outstanding Clay - going out Friday for a kingie mission from Browns Bay - that would be nice!


Shot - well done Clay. Inspiring as I was going to try the same thing on Sunday morning but wind had got up too much so I headed back home early.

RF - where you heading to on Friday? Have similar thoughts but was thinking of going Kawau way.


My plan was to launch 6am Browns bay - get my livies in close - then well not sure . Last year had some kingfish action
1. WHERE WE GET LIVIES!
2. Next to Gardners gap - admin bay
3. billy goat point
4. Awash rock Rakino
5. Noises / davids area
Anywhere in between - in fact our best efforts last year was fluking couple good kings on wormbeds amogst a patch of kahawaii/mackeral. Anywhere bait will be kings!

Should be heading further north I agree.
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Hi Guys, 

Can someone enlighting as me as the where I can snag some livies on the way to Flatrock when I launch at martins bay? 

Or should I just stop and drop some burley and wait for them to come to me? 

TKK, Redfinger I'm looking at you guys for wisdom

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I would head to Bostaquet Bay (the bay before Challenger) and do a grid search on your sounder in that area. That's where the charter skippers look for bait balls to drop sabikis on.

You are also likely to see terns and shearwaters working here or there and probably can pick up a small kahawai or two. They are chasing small baitfish at this time of year, so a 3" Gulp or 3.75" Z Man softie in pale baitfish shades should do the trick.

Flat Rock is interesting. When I went there on a charter, the kingies were present in the morning but shut down (we only got one) and we went back in the afternoon after a snapper session south east of Challenger and the kingies were on fire.

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Around Martins there should be plenty just slowly drive out until you find them some times we get them 100m or so off the beach other wise drive towards what looks like an old wharf of shipwreck on the first island you reach? usually find some round there too.
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Legends, thanks for the advice guys.
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We normally pick up lives (Jack Macs) around the mouth of the Mahurangi harbour depending on the stage of the tide in by pancake island can be quite reliable. Just use your sounder to find the bait balls and drift your sabikis through them.

Flat rock and the surrounding pins are in interesting place. We find the current direction plays a major part in determining the bite times and fish placement. Lives are key on the harder days, but always keep an eye out for surface action.

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Went to orere point for an after work fish, put the boat in got to spot cast 4 times pulled in 4 (2 33s 2 40s) back on the beach in 20 mins, sweet, used 1.2l of fuel haha
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How'd you go today far quirk?
Saw you retrieving at okahu on our way in.
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Hi Ecko
Not bad.  Concentrated on the area around 19 buoy and had a lot more success than last time.  Kept 6 snapper 35 to 38cm and released at least 6 from 31 to 38cms.  Difference was the kaburas started paying their way.

Sunday 13/1/19  8:15 to 11am
Solo mission to get the mojo back.  Incoming tide lined up nicely with NE breeze, drift speed 1 to 1.3 knots. Dropped down 2 kaburas and within 5 mins had 2 pannies on board. Further out the back dragged a Zman new penny 4" curlytail which got hit a lot, but mainly smaller fish.  Fairly short drifts because closer to Devonport wharf produced tiddlers.  Eventually got a fourth set working with either nuke chook or pink shine 5" Gulp shads.  This was fished with the drop, let out line, jiggle, let out line, jiggle and repeat mode which has worked well for years when the rod holders are slow.  Got some great hits during or immediately after jiggling, some braid-ripping runs, and the best fish caught this way.  Quite possible the right Zman would produce the same result but didn't try it, so no info.

About 10:45 the bite slowed, and had enough fish so pulled the plug at 11.  Great day, and if it's anything like previous summers it should be easy fishing for months to come.
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Got in to some nice kingis a week or so back not too far from flat rock. Was all surface action though so no need for livies
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Originally posted by spin king spin king wrote:

Went to orere point for an after work fish, put the boat in got to spot cast 4 times pulled in 4 (2 33s 2 40s) back on the beach in 20 mins, sweet, used 1.2l of fuel haha
Shout out to @kaveman your lures are the tits

Cheers Terry, glad to see them catching. Hows the rod going?
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