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Shot out this morning, stunning day and the fishing was really good! Binned up by 8:30 but stayed as too nice to come back in!
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Any one else getting out??? Fishing is very good!! Real mixed bag today, bloody freezing first thing but very nice conditions too. Softbaits doing best for me still but got a couple of jigs today too.
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Was thinking of having a look in the morning.
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Shot out to Mayor this morning. Got absolutely plagued by little perch, then the daughter started feeling sick, so went in closer to the island and tried for Tarakihi, got a few but too small to keep, so headed all the way back in to 30mtrs and managed to get a reasonable haul of panny snapper. Wind got up a bit in the afternoon, but then it dropped off again for the last hour or so. Back at the ramp at 5.30. Not the greatest day I've ever had, but was still a pretty nice day out with a feed to boot!
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shot out this morning, started off with a play in the kahawai schools along off omanu with micro jigs and flutter jigs, nabbed 3 or 4 kahawai before I hooked up and instantly thought.... this isn't a kahawai.......  the tell tale continual small nods of a kingfish confirmed the thoughts. a good scrap and 15 mins or so later a nice fat 88-90cm king found its way into the net.  A few more kahawai later we decided that was enough of them and continued on our merry way along the coast a bit further.  Had a nosey around where we did ok last weekend, was a bit of sign, a few boats there but noting do so shot out a bit deeper to be in the vacinty of our usual 'east of A bouy' area.  Tried a bit deeper than normal, managed 3 blue cod and a pigfish before giving up on the undersized snapper and heading in a little shallower,   got the burley pumping and had some late morning tea/early lunch and a hot drink before lobbing some baits out,   First bait got scoffed and a nice pannie snapper went in the bin.  Continued to get some nice pannies upto 50cm and ended up keeping 11 before calling it quits when the wind started to pick up around 2:30ish.  The bin was nearly full and there was certainly enough fish in it for a number of good feeds for family and friends.  all in all a good day on the water.
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good day on the tarakihi today behind motiti, fish coming up in doubles and triples frequently
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Hi everyone, this is my first time posting, so hope I've done it right... Anyone have any luck out from Tauranga today? What a cracker day, was great to be on the water, but we tried a bunch of spots (Motiti, Middle Ground, 2 mile, 5 mile, Papamoa and a few in between) with only undersize snapper & the odd couter to report, as well as a few other non target species. :-( Hope others had better luck!
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Great weather all right, sea was flat and we barely moved whilst drifting east of three mile.  Came into a spot by the gut-way between Rabbit and the raised reef--7.2m of water--and I could still see the bottom.  I need to get the dive gear back out.  There was a boat with a couple, maybe three, free divers working the area between Rabbit and the outer reef behind it, as well as a big boat with a diver on the outside of the reef, no idea how they got on though.  I did the school run and hit the water around 9:00 and was back at the ramp with 6 snapper and 1 kahawai right on 1:00 (to get the boat and gear cleaned, fish filleted etc to do the pick-up run too).  Maybe by tomorrow there will be nothing left, but I would definitely say go if your thinking about it.  
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Let me know when you're getting that dive gear back out Frank! It's been too long!
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It depends on my wife's work to be honest, but I'm hoping an opportunity will come up late next week.  Heart breaking to see how clear it was today and know that it will probably be murky again before I get there.  
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Went out Friday arvo to Papamoa, no sign, no bites, then middle ground tarakihi spot, no sign, no bites. Back to some sign in 20 metres off girvin Ave on dusk, no bites.
I talked with 4 or 5 boats at the ramp who were fishing earlier up matakana, who also struggled. First time in 5 years I’ve come back empty handed. However, it was great to be out there and great to see the kahawai schools everywhere. Out to the back of Motiti next trip
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Thanks Hunter, you've made me feel a bit better.  I was out on Friday NW of Karewa.  In 30 metres where I've done pretty well recently. A good gurnard and a well legal blue cod for about six hours of fishing.
Maybe next time?

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Got my grandson up for the holidays and looking at getting out on Friday.  Since I got my arse kicked last week in close, thing of heading to Mayor or Penguins.  Anyone been out there lately?
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Hey coutta, I’ve been doing pretty week in close and might get out tomorrow, will let you know how I get on. Pic was a few days ago now but was around 20 mtrs off pap beach
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Thanks Dan, very much appreciated.
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I got on the water just before 10am, I was hoping that the wind was going to stay lighter but picked up a lot, I think it dropped off again later but i had enough by 1:30. I went about half way down pap beach in around 22 mtrs. There are still loads of bait fish in the area but the chop made it hard to spot any surface activity but did find some. Picked up some good fat snappers a nice gurnard and a couple of kahawhai but got smashed by loads of barracoutas!! Mainly all on softies again but the wind made it tricky, had to go heavy on the jighead to stay in contact. Yellow and browns and light greens were working for me today, 5 to 7 inch got the most hits but conditions were not the best for smaller so could of been why??
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Took my 10 yr old grandson for a fish yesterday morning, tried Knoll first good current heading back towards the Mount which is how I like it, good burley trail going, sat there for 1.5 hrs for no bites other than a bronzie stretching Charlies arms for a while before it bit him off, pulled about 180m of line on its first run. Next sounded around 4 or 5 terakihi spots off Papamoa no sign on any of them, virtually no sign on the sounder anywhere, finally came up to a spot off Harrisons cut which always holds fish (usually small snapper) and burleyed back on to this spot, well tried as there was virtually no current (typical of Papamoa Beach) and he got 2 snaps and a Kahawai, so he was happy.

A mate of mine was out as well and he tried a number of spots from the Just before Motiti and Papamoa and the only spot he got any fish was a couple of km back towards the Mount from where we got our couple of fish, again a spot which always holds a lot of small snapper.

 
So all in all hard fishing yesterday. Of note was the number of little shearwaters in the burley, they were starving had a number grab the bait as winding in and not let go even when you lifted them out of the water and grab them. I have noticed over the last few years they seem to be getting hungrier and hungrier. I just think there is a lack of food for them.
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Wish I could get out.... that would be nice
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Went out last Saturday, staying in the Harbour due to weather conditions, and went after some Trevs. I had heard they were up around Sanford's. Caught one, a P.B. for me - 64cm and just under 3.8kg (plus a couple of Kahawai)! I was pretty happy with that.
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anyone know if there are many terikihi at penguins at the moment? would rather go there than behind motiti
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