Fishing conditions are mixed
This week’s fishing has been quite the mixed bag.
Areas such as Rakino Island, the Noises and the Ahaaha Rocks have been productive, but still difficult to get hold of good size fish, especially when it comes to those snapper.
Kingfish are still running the show at the moment, as they are right up in the shallows, as well as out wide.
The bottom end of Waiheke Island seems to be the jackpot for snapper, however. Kauri Point and Pakatoa Island have been absolutely amazing when it comes to landing some heavy snapper.
Stray-lining strong baits has been the trick, although soft baits were also productive in these areas.
With this week’s stormit will be interesting to see how this impacts on the behaviour of our fishery. It might be time for some bright soft baits or slow jigs after this ‘‘washing machine’’ effect.
The top baits are mullet, mackerel and pilchard. So, until next week... Tight Lines!