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Under water goat with snorkels and flippers?

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Originally posted by Sufishent Sufishent wrote:

Originally posted by The Tamure Kid The Tamure Kid wrote:

all up, the worst trip i've had to that eastern side of Kawau in terms of the lack of snapper. Maybe a couple of weeks too late.

Work commitments and bad weather have kept me away from the Motuora Island area this year and I've only been out twice since September - and both times were poor in comparison to prior years. Quite frustrating as Oct/Nov are my favourite times of the year.

Like you guys I have found the fishing really slow / bad in comparison to other years in the 30 to 35m Motuora area this season.  Seemed to be bait present but just not the snapper on the chew.  Out wider has been much better in comparison.
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Up here in the Whangarei area, my usual reliable spots haven't been firing at all, nothing, completely dead. Others have reported the same. Finally found the fish a significant distance offshore where it was catch to order. That said, people have been doing well in the harbour, so the fish seem to be in the harbour or offshore with not much in between. Can't remember this pattern occurring previously. 
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I got a hammerhead on a zman softy a month or so ago, hooked in the mouth. Good scrap on the 10lb gear!
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Originally posted by MB MB wrote:

Up here in the Whangarei area, my usual reliable spots haven't been firing at all, nothing, completely dead. Others have reported the same. Finally found the fish a significant distance offshore where it was catch to order. That said, people have been doing well in the harbour, so the fish seem to be in the harbour or offshore with not much in between. Can't remember this pattern occurring previously. 
Same for me. I suspect it could be something to do with the month long (+) presence of the long lines running across bream bay. 
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I had noticed the long liners on my last few trips, close to shore sometimes. 
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There has been a few torpedoes hooked up and not good outcomes too from what I've heard. 
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