The weather has been perfect. There have been many Tuna in the outer gulf. The blue water is in all the way out to Shearers rock. Lots of schools of Kawahai with king fish underneath. Snapper fishing out wide has been hard, but we have been hearing good reports of snapper in the shallows around Greenhithe, Hobsonville and Te Atatu.
The fishing has been hot, out wide in the 50/55 metre area by horn rock, the fish have been sitting deep, the top layer of water first 6 metres the sea temperature is at 23celcius, the ocean is alive with Skipjack tuna, and Albacore tuna, Stripped marlins have been sighted every where.
We persevere with our snapper bashing trips and our king fish days
The Weather has still been a problem, no one wants to fish in rough seas, we have been able to fulfil all charters but have had to move around the days to fit in with the Sea conditions, it seems this is going to be the Normal for us. Captain jack and Richard have been doing the business, lots of fish have come on board, lots of nice Skip jack tuna have been landed , we have had constant issues with Sharks, taking there share of the fish , and a lot of destroyed gear.
The fish have been closer to horn rock so the travel times have been long, but once there the fishing has been non stop, Every drop has been a fish come up, it has been frantic fishing.
When the boat has been able to get out, it has been bad weather, the fish have been sitting deep in what we call the middle area. the special nito elevator rigs we have been using in the deep water have been slaying it. This certainly has been our secret to the big catches coming in.
Fishing is still outstanding. The days are slowly getting shorter but the fish are on the chew big time. they are putting on winter weight. every trip that has been able to go out as been successful.We have changed the style of fishing slightly, we get live-baits on way out, and keep them fresh in the new live bait tank, we put liveys down to catch bigger Snappa, and Kingies, seems at this time it works well, we also are using a lot of metal Jigheads , slow jigs and fast jigs