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Get enough for me for sure but the real guns are next level - I heard Pat landed 40 fishing solo on sunday same place i was!. I enjoy the hunting and locating them - fishfinder tells you, where fish are, whether fish are feeding or active, where bait is, whether bait is getting hunted, and the minkota use is vital as to when to spot lock or creep around.
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Great sounder picture there! That's also a great launching spot with good parking.
We tried Rotoma last weekend but the main boat ramp near the campground was underwater so we launched where you were onto Rotoiti.
Going to try again this weekend to see if i can get better at jigging. 
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Fished last Sunday but scattered sign, nothing much seen on the southern side between Gisborne point and Ruato.
NE side better and a lot of boats and kayaks around hinehopu, fish seemed to want the lighter smelt colours on the jigs. Landed four kept two @45cm with the bite seeming to get better at 3.30 to 4pm
Thermocline patchy in places but around 20-25m with sign on, in and under. Wind made things interesting when jigging and a minnkota or equivalent helped massively whey you had to be in the wind. 
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Im back monday week - will be interesting to see where fish moved to

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Barry Stevens and i back again Tuesday - fished Ruato only between 910 and 12.30.
Landed 10 and kept 7 for the smoker - nice fish up to 3.5kg as well.
Best flies grey ghost and green orbit - in 25m
Hooked a surtees that gave a good account for itself - owner thought it was a great idea to troll through us then right under us.
Must have been a comp on as dozens of boats out and trailers filled the ramp car parks down eastern end.
Fished Kinloch next day jigging in 30-50 metres - landed another 9 fish between 7 and 9am but quality very poor - mostly small and skinny - very disappointing  in comparison with Rotoiti fish. All released.
Great 2 days.

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You probably shouldn’t release those Taupo rainbows Redfinger there is obviously not enough food for them (as usual) so it’s not like they are actually going to grow bigger. If these are indicative of what will be the winter spawning run fish how depressing!
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Interesting - i ran into a ranger once on Tongariro - i repeated a conversation to him i had just had with a fellow angler who was telling me to knock any slabs on the head and get rid of them - no good for fishery. Ranger said he cant be seen to encourage that but sort of got idea he didnt completely dissaprove.  Yes totally agree looks like too many fish in the Lake for food source- might be different southern end but dont think so.
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