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I'd bet my house that one never had milky flesh Kitno. Bloody good looking fish.
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Finally, some good weather. I have the boat a birthday / Christmas during the crap weather, repainting it and fitting a new canopy. Took her out in the harbour yesterday for a stunning day.
Snapper were hard on the bite at change of tide but lots of small 25cm to 30cm. Managed to keep 2 at 40cm and one trevally.

I noticed that none of them put up much of a fight. Some I didn't even know they were on the line.

The pink flasher rig with lumo on was hit the most. Ironically I wouldn't usually use these, but I forgot my tackle box and I found a new pack of flasher dropper rigs under the seat so I modified it to a 2 hook strayline. It got hit about 3x as often as the bare hooks.
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My grandson has been nagging me to take him fishing so Saturday made a plan to target Tarakihi out of Town Point its he enjoys that, bad call as wrong time of year and didnt find one. One highlight was he caught a Porae, new specues for him and pretty rare catch, got a few snapper so got a feed or two.
By the way check the Kaituna bar cam, the channel is hard left, they swung the camera today but before that the cam was beach with no river showing. Must all the big storms of late.

Part 2 of this post the grandson and I took our dinghy out in entrance today drifting with sofrbaits and had a much better day. Kept 10 snapper 40 to 50 cm so the boy has now had a good fishing fix.

The moral of the story is fish your feet first.


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Before cam got adjusted, wheres Kaitune river
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After cam adjusted
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A good lesson Greg.
Your Gson will be hooked for life after nailing that big as Porae.
Nice bin of snaps too ~ & I was too lazy to get my share, lol
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Found them hanging out in 0.7m last night. A few more tags out there and kept a couple of eaters.


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Not very busy out there Uncle which is a real bonus this time of the year and only ten trailers at Pilot Bay at 11.00am.

0.7m deep Kitno, gotta love that, the shallower you can catch snapper the better.
You would have motor tilted up to get there.
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Originally posted by GregS GregS wrote:

Not very busy out there Uncle which is a real bonus this time of the year and only ten trailers at Pilot Bay at 11.00am.

0.7m deep Kitno, gotta love that, the shallower you can catch snapper the better.
You would have motor tilted up to get there.


They run n fight real good in that shallow water. If my sounder is accurate, I'm guessing that's the depth from the transducer to the sea bed. The water line is maybe 3-400mm above that. So technically I'm possibly in 1m?
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That's correct Kitno. Although if you want too, you can offset it to water line in the sounder settings. I don't do that because, I'd rather know how much water is under the boat.
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