The resident Raglan Snapper seem to be at the 30m mark with good bin fills coming back to the ramp, Jigging for kingfish has been super hot out at gannet with the water temps rising nothing massive plenty of fish over the 100cm mark getting caught. Skippys have arrived and have been caught as close in as 55m mark, With the Skippys come the Marlin and the water is only getting warmer so we are looking forward to the onebase and hoping for more numbers of billfish to show up.
If your needing to feed the family the Harbour is the place to be at the moment, Plenty of boats coming in with good numbers of snapper from a change of light harbour fish, The larger snapper have been coming in from the Motiti area with a few good residential dark kelpy snapper coming off second best to the angler, John Dory are hanging around the port so don’t be afraid to throw some livebaits out, Kingfish are being caught in the harbour on incoming tides, If your struggling to catch some livies throw a stickbait at the channel marker posts aslong as you have some good drag pressure to get their nose towards the boat, The driver of the boat plays a vital part in getting these marker post kings to the boat!
Coromandel / Firth Report,
Snapper coming back on the feed well, moving up into the water column lots of hits on the way down so start fishing mid and top water ie straylining with minimum weight. Kingies in abundance with heaps seen on the surface and in berley trails, Landbased fishos having good sessions off the rocks with some good kings landed also.
Gamefishing / Report,
Well if this was my personal gamefishing report I would only have a short paragraph on how much fuel I have burnt and the number of dolphins I have photographed, along with the freezer that is lacking some fresh skippys / bonito bait. But luckily the water temp is rising and some good fish have been caught, Starting off with a high number of blue marlin being caught from Whangaroa, Raglan has got some warm blue water around 100m, Good stripys being caught off raglan / kawhia and looks like it’s only getting warmer, Our Onebase Tournament (9-11 March) should be a good one so get your tickets now! East coast has taken its time this season, not large numbers being caught out from mayor / aldies, Seem to be having better luck out from Whitianga heading north, Majority have been out deep past 1000m.