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    Posted: 06 Nov 2019 at 3:35pm
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Hi All, With a couple of poor trips over the last few weeks today certainly made up for it! Day break Launch saw me settle in fishing by 6.30am. First few hours slow until the Big Snaps finally turned up.Thumbs Up For the next Two hours I caught seven over the 20 lb mark, with the best an 11 kg model 84 cm long. This one came home as with two others as one had swallowed gear and two more to buggered to get back down. Others Released. Nothing gets wasted as I share the fish and heads, wings around. Don't be Shy to use huge Fresh Baits as pictured, Good Snaps make mince meat of themLOL  Times like this when I'm catching good fish I'm only trying to nail a really big one for personal goals and get back my top spot in NZ measure Comp. It will happen but not today. A few Pics from Today. Cheers All..
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What a legend! Great looking fish taking great looking baits - magic!
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Hope they stay around for the 1st dec GeoffWink
water water everywhere,how many fish does it hold?
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awesome fish Geoff!
Good fishing trip nothing breaks, great trip catch fish.
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Good attitude Geoff and well done. Cheers
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Brilliant. Clap
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Great stuff Geoff. Is it weird that i get really excited by well presented big bloody baits? Probably. But those look really good and fresh.

Just quickly. What are your rig details. Obviously 2 hooks. But line weight, trace size, hook size?
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Good work , I was passing Mokau today, the sea looked awesome, and I wondered if that bugger was out there slaying them, he was. nice pics.

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Another day in paradise, and another great expedition by the Mokau legend. Nice one, Geoff.
hope the big 90+cm one is waiting for your next big juicy half kahawai bait - we can't have a bloke on a pesky jetski steal your national length title...
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I fished along side Geoff this past Sunday with my partner. Fishing was a bit slow but still managed to take home a good feed. Biggest snap for us went 5.2kg.
Monday evening was time to cook the catch. I thought while there's a selection of fish I'd try a little experiment (very non scientific).
Big snapper 5.2kg vs little snapper 1.2kg vs gurnard taste comp. 5 voters in total. Big snapper won with 5 votes!!!
P.S we'll be back Geoff
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Originally posted by The Tamure Kid The Tamure Kid wrote:

Another day in paradise, and another great expedition by the Mokau legend. Nice one, Geoff.
hope the big 90+cm one is waiting for your next big juicy half kahawai bait - we can't have a bloke on a pesky jetski steal your national length title...
Firstly thanks for all replies, much appreciated. 
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Originally posted by foulplay foulplay wrote:

Great stuff Geoff. Is it weird that i get really excited by well presented big bloody baits? Probably. But those look really good and fresh.

Just quickly. What are your rig details. Obviously 2 hooks. But line weight, trace size, hook size?
Hi Foulplay, at least your Honest! I get excited by the fish the bloody things catchLOL Yep they are super fresh, caught minutes before. They look alot smaller in photo's but are big Kahawai baits. Also when you hit on to them like this, i will go backbone in as well for a stronger bait. Rigs are an individuals choice. Most Guys laugh at mine, a typical comment is wot the hell are you after Sharks? And the same guys don't catch big SnapsLOL 100lb tough trace, Mutsu 32 mill circles-commercial grade, Crane swivels- better quality than barrel. half ounce sinker.Beer
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Well done Geoff, out of interest do you catch many snapper on the bottom hook of that rig. I have found when using 2 hook rigs the vast majority of fish are hooked on the top hook (10/0 youvella mutsu hooks).
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Some Snapper haven't heard about Mokau yet. Wink


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Originally posted by krow krow wrote:

Some Snapper haven't heard about Mokau yet. Wink


You Beauty Doug!Great SnapsThumbs Up Are you on left or right in  photo? Been rough as down here for a while.
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Originally posted by Marligator Marligator wrote:

Well done Geoff, out of interest do you catch many snapper on the bottom hook of that rig. I have found when using 2 hook rigs the vast majority of fish are hooked on the top hook (10/0 youvella mutsu hooks).
Heads usually bootom hook as the big Snaps will start on the underbelly wing area. I have my hooks quite away apart for big fillet baits and Id'e say be fairly even on which hook catches. Occasionly a Snap will have swallowed whole bait and have one hook in stomach or gills and one firmly in corner of jaw where most are hooked using big circle hooks.Beer
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Unreal Geoff! Awesome little report and some wicked snaps right there. Well worth the wait obviously...
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Originally posted by krow krow wrote:

Some Snapper haven't heard about Mokau yet. Wink



You should make a Blue Heelers Thread Deirdre , top fish ClapClap

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