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Waihime .... incoming or outgoingand were you anchored or drifting? Got a window of opportunity tomorrow before eye surgery on Thursday rules me out for 10 days.

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Originally posted by lizid lizid wrote:

Waihime .... incoming or outgoingand were you anchored or drifting? Got a window of opportunity tomorrow before eye surgery on Thursday rules me out for 10 days.



We fished both incoming and outgoing. Caught them at all tides including slack. It was real consistent fishing all the time we were out.
Looking forward to your report tomorrow night, and good luck with the surgery on Thursday Lizid.
I was hoping to get out again this Saturday, but forecast isn’t favourable at this stage. Fingers crossed it improves.
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Originally posted by lizid lizid wrote:

Waihime .... incoming or outgoingand were you anchored or drifting? Got a window of opportunity tomorrow before eye surgery on Thursday rules me out for 10 days.



Ohh and we drifted only.
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OK ... we (mate & I) were on the water (Bowentown club) at 8:30am this morn. Straight out to 46m (on sounder not plotter) then sideways southwards for less than 1km until an occasional sign was seen. Anchored and (homemade) burley down to 2m off bottom. Gentle ESE current. 1st snapper 35cm almost immediate then more with rests between. Lifted burley another meter and put a 2nd one down on other side. Wind dropped, sea flattened, sun out, sweat on brow from catching and dealing to. Limit of snaps each - most in mid 30s, a couple each in mid 40s. 1 gurnard - good size. 6 trevalli (2 good, 4 medium) and I love my smoked trev. 2 rat kingis - one almost worth a cheat but both returned. 1 good barracuda (with usual tangle). Home for lunch at 12. Real gentlemen's hours. Snapper on ice for firming until morning so won't know condition til then tho most seem chubbyish.
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Originally posted by lizid lizid wrote:

OK ... we (mate & I) were on the water (Bowentown club) at 8:30am this morn. Straight out to 46m (on sounder not plotter) then sideways southwards for less than 1km until an occasional sign was seen. Anchored and (homemade) burley down to 2m off bottom. Gentle ESE current. 1st snapper 35cm almost immediate then more with rests between. Lifted burley another meter and put a 2nd one down on other side. Wind dropped, sea flattened, sun out, sweat on brow from catching and dealing to. Limit of snaps each - most in mid 30s, a couple each in mid 40s. 1 gurnard - good size. 6 trevalli (2 good, 4 medium) and I love my smoked trev. 2 rat kingis - one almost worth a cheat but both returned. 1 good barracuda (with usual tangle). Home for lunch at 12. Real gentlemen's hours. Snapper on ice for firming until morning so won't know condition til then tho most seem chubbyish.


Awesome result Lizid! Hopefully weather is ok for me on saturday.
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Saturday not looking that flash but Sunday looks OK.
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Good to hear some reports thanks guys, sounds like  fishing is going well at the moment, the weather from now till Monday looks hopeful for getting out there. Waihime keep an eye on  Saturday, the weather is evolving and it might be ok yet, I'm looking forward to getting at least one days fishing out of it.
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Forecast seems to be changing every 5 minutes atm for the weekend. Sunday certainly is the best bet at this stage. Hopefully Saturday will turn it on as I like to muck about and take my time cleaning boat and gear Sunday
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Like nearly every boatie in Tauranga had to go out for a mish before the next front came in.
Launched at the Mt ramp and despite being very busy at my launch time of 0900 was very orderly.
Gave TCG radio my usual trip report and headed out to the "Middle" ground.
Surprisingly no one was around for long and most headed out wide it seemed.
Arrived at a reliable GPS spot and deployed the Minnkota to keep us at anchor.
Well pretty much as soon as the baits (Oiled Barracoota) hit the bottom, there was a steady flow of fish aboard.
Of note was the huge blue cod that went 45cm!
Max Bite time was 04:56 - 06:56 Min 17:22 - 19:22
High tide at 1300hrs.





I STARTED THE DAY WITH NO FISH AND I STILL HAVE PLENTY LEFT
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Sure was a mint day out there CB, no wonder the ramp was busy, great shot of your sounder. Waihime you were right that easterly quarter wind came up in the early hours of Saturday and put a wobble on the sea.
I took the grandson out Kaituna cut today and went right fishing our way to East Plate. We got 5 snapper and 10 tarakihi, pretty slow but good day out. Highlights were whale watching and a visit from a small shark, the boy was stoked.
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Very cool. Do you know what type of whale it was? And was there just one or a pod? Humpback maybe?
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I caught quite a few just undersize snapper in the harbour at the weekend (28cm ish), so that is a good sign that we have a good stock in there. I also hooked onto 2 unknown monster species - maybe kingies or small sharks. They took a whole pilchard in the berley trail and raced off - 7kg of drag would barely contain them. One bit or snapped the line, the other shook or spat the hook, or it wasn't hooked well. I got one very close to the boat but didn't see it. Definitely wasn't a stingray. It had headshakes like a snapper, but ran like a steam train. 
Any ideas what it might have been?
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Coastbuster - what area were the steamtrains in? water depth?

I shot out along matakhana at first light yesterday morning, the softbaiting was pretty slow and after a couple of hours moved out to around 30m of water, called it quits late morning with 5 trevs, 11 snapper and 12 turkeys in the bin, back at the ramp just after 12, MINT conditions out there.
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Hi Coastbusters I don't know what type of whale, there was just the one and he was swimming around in the same area not going anywhere, maybe feeding. Good to watch as I shut down motor and didnt hace to chase it, bit wary of getting too close after the Kaikoura tragedy. We took of out to sea and when we came back 2 hours later he was still there.
Your bust offs must have been Kingi or Shark.
Good haul strx7, it was a minter alright.
I also we along Matakana Friday avo in my dinghy for a softbait and was pretty slow fishing, I did catch a Stargazer or something, not the most handsome fish fish
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Stargazer is very tasty and excellent for making mock crayfish, as in a crayfish cocktail. Also known in other parts of the world as monkfish.
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I got out Saturday from Bowentown. Found the schools of Kahawai at about 28mtr mark and did the same as last week drifting around them using a combination of sliders, soft baits and cut baits. Wasn’t having any luck at all and started to think this could be my first day in over 5 years of returning empty handed.
Then midday as tide changed the slider which I just had sitting in the rod holder started to get hit continuously but the bloody things wouldn’t stay on. It was a new lure so eventually after about 5 lost fish I thought I’d wind it in and try the same slider I had success with last week. Thats when I found the small pvc tubes over the end of the hooks!!! Removed them and had 5 good snapper in the bin in 15 minutes before calling it quits.
Then nephew turns up in the afternoon and he wants to go fishing, so off we went again Sunday morning. No Kahawai but found snapper sign on the sounder at 30mtrs. Dragged every lure we had on the boat through them but the weren’t interested in anything. Not a single strike for over an hours effort. So dropped the pick over some sign and deployed a berley. Bonito baits had them on a super hot bite within about 30 minutes. Back at the ramp by midday with a very happy young nephew having caught his biggest snapper ever. Seems like every day is different atm and its just a matter of trying different things to get them to bite.
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Great work. Not many would have owned that lure snafu. Eyes settling down and outboard getting an error message (low temp) seen to tomorrow - should be good to go again next weather window. Very keen on finding Tarakihi - not had much luck last couple seasons since the trawlers hammered my spot.
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Originally posted by strx7 strx7 wrote:

Coastbuster - what area were the steamtrains in? water depth?.


4.5m at the edge of a deep channel,
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