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Gamefishing Updates - Houhora to The 3 Kings 17/18

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Topic: Gamefishing Updates - Houhora to The 3 Kings 17/18
Posted By: Grunta
Subject: Gamefishing Updates - Houhora to The 3 Kings 17/18
Date Posted: 08 Dec 2017 at 3:38pm
Game-fishing reports, updates, and pics here. Good luck for the  season.

Posted By: jakepitsville
Date Posted: 04 Jan 2018 at 12:16pm
Ive been canyon fishing for my first two trips.  Very early starts.  1st day saw a spear fish and a huge fish that ate a live skippie on the surface that "ran" like a blue but stayed deep.  my braid parted after 15mins of epicness.  That is a fish that will keep me up at night.  12.5kg of drag and was nothing to it and boy that reel was singing.

Couple nice albies released

1st time weve seen a shortbill!

next trip saw us explore very very wide again and found some good sounder sign huge marks 200m deep, some Terns like kahawai bird diving (didnt know that they travelled that far from land), free jumper, albacore - spewing up squid etc.  and even managed a couple of small yfin choca full of pillies.  Not exactly what we were after for the miles we did but GREAT start to the season.  Silas Burton my bro ticked two 1st timer fish off his list with Spear fish and fin.    No 1 lure on both days was the Bonze Pinapple express run on the shotgun.  Big shout out to bonze who has simplified the workings on my boat for the dredge system, changed the way I run my riggers which has made a world of difference in a sloppy sea. All to ben carey for some fab advice

this guy was spewing up squid

Great to see these again

Posted By: Xtoad
Date Posted: 04 Jan 2018 at 1:10pm
How’d you improve your rigger setup?

Posted By: Titahi
Date Posted: 04 Jan 2018 at 1:30pm
Those small YFT would make great  livebaits for BFT or a blue....

"I love standing by the ocean and just knowing what its for"

Posted By: jakepitsville
Date Posted: 04 Jan 2018 at 3:40pm
Updated photos

Posted By: Grunta
Date Posted: 04 Jan 2018 at 3:46pm
Great pix! Nice work.

Posted By: Catchelot
Date Posted: 04 Jan 2018 at 4:50pm
Well done Jake and teamClapClap

Posted By: Fishb8
Date Posted: 05 Jan 2018 at 7:07am
A decent spread of species!👍

Be yourself; everyone else is already taken

Posted By: segador
Date Posted: 05 Jan 2018 at 9:21am
good start jake u might get all the species this season

Posted By: jakepitsville
Date Posted: 05 Jan 2018 at 11:21am
Cheers guys!

Troy got a few to tick off!  but this is an excellent start.  Big Eye, Stripie, blue and sword to come hopefully!!!

Posted By: Twocan
Date Posted: 05 Jan 2018 at 12:02pm
Great start Jake, remember yarning to you years ago at the Houhora comp and then you would have been stoked with just the yfin!! Great reward for the hours and effort you have put in and it's only the beginning of the season.

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Posted By: Alan L
Date Posted: 21 Jan 2018 at 1:12pm
Just enquiring - is it really that quiet up North for gamefish - no recent postings for this page or south. I had a mate who is just back - towed his boat from hawkes Bay to Karikari then Houhora for 2 weeks. Dead. Have been watching for signs of action - but seems to be...dead. 

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Posted By: Fishb8
Date Posted: 21 Jan 2018 at 8:53pm
Heard 8 marlin landed off Raglan today, possibly more????
I'm heading to Whangaroa for 10 days fishing in 10 days...

Be yourself; everyone else is already taken

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