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Had the Genesis Social Map loaded for a while but never used it as most of my fishing was at the eastern end and fish showed on the sounder.    On the recent trip I used it all the time looking for fish along drop offs and put waymarks on fish holding spots.    This made it easy to paddle back to where I held over fish when I got blown off either landing fish or re-rigging.    Absolutely vital equipment I was stupid not to have used before.
Can only recommend to all Lowrance Chart Plotter users.
 
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Rotoiti is fishing incredibly well at the moment! Just wish this wind would bugger off.

Got out on the 23rd for 2 hours for a limit catch for two people then out again on the 1st for 3.5hrs and it was insane fishing. Landed 30 fish in that period.

Wind looking better for this weekend.
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Good to hear you got a few! I got out a few times over the break, you're right about the wind, real pain in the ass!

Personally I had no trouble finding them, but getting them to bite was a bit more of a challenge. What were you getting them on?

I found the bite times to be rather short and sharp. At one point I switched to a soft bait out of frustration of a lack of bites and hooked a real nice one, got it literally in the net, only for it to pull the houdini of escape acts on me. Estimated between 7 - 8lb. Bugger!
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I intend to give it a nudge wednesday  - have heard the lake is fishing ok
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Grey Ghost worked best followed by Yellow Lady. I ended up putting random flies on in the end because having 2 or more smelt flies on resulted in double or triple hookups and busted off too many flies. Koura fly and wooly buggers on the bottom also got snaffled.
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that sounds like a hot bite AP!

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A slow day but quality of fish excellent - caught fish the hole, vercoes , Hauparu and west bank - Haupara best. Smelt flies great - Pats swift ones of course - managed an equal split of hooking fish mid water 20-25m and in bottom 30-40m- best was 3kg but felt bigger than that - 63cm.
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Great work, big man. That is a beaut. Glad you got amongst it. Looks like ideal conditions - well worth the road trip down.
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I can bear witness that Redfinger was indeed there and caught some nice trout.  I was fishing alongside him in his boat using mainly Pat Swift flies but a few other randoms, because try as I might, I could not land a fish.  I had one hookup that lasted all of 30 seconds, that is all.  My role seems to be spectator and cheerleader when I fish at Rotoiti.  I've had a few zilches when others have been slaughtering them all round me.  Still, wouldn't miss it for quids.  It's a beautiful spot, and one day, something will click (please God?).

Strategy for next time is to use a string of Pat Swift grey ghosts.  Pat says this is madness because double and triple hookups will pull your trace apart and lose a lot of fish and flies. I call it stacking the odds in my favour.  I would be stoked to get a double or treble hookup, and even if they took all 3 files, I'd have a grin from ear to ear.
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Don't despair Geoff~~your day will come.
I'm hoping mine will tomorrow, lol
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Nice day on the water today and great to catch up with several other f.net members out there.

Fishing was quite slow today picked a few every now and then, heard the late afternoon produced a good bite.

Got 6 total today 2 over 6lb and this donkey at 10.16lb.

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Well done Josh...
Great to see Rotoiti producing fish like that.

Think it's time you dumped that tee  shirt tho LOL
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