Marlin still off Northland coast- Go get em!

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Roath
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Thu Jun 12, 2014 1:11 pm

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/northern-advo ... d=11272620

Just save some smoked Marlin for me please :lol:

And for us non Marlin hunters...
Bland Bay, Rawhiti, Bay of Islands, and the Cavallis up to Stephenson Island have all been fishing well. In close along the reefs and ledges has been producing good kingfish and snapper. Rock fishermen, kayaks and boats have all been yielding some very nice bag limits of good fish.

We are finding bait selection to be reasonably critical depending on the areas being fished. Softbaits have been working well in the deeper waters but shallow areas are producing well on stray-lined baits. We're finding the inshore fish around the Whangarei area are still turned on to things like bullet tuna, pilchard and silver mackerel, and although the odd fish is falling to squid they still seem very switched on to the protein-packed morsels.

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Thu Jun 12, 2014 5:47 pm

Yup, written by our own MadMike.

Chris Cowen, The Russell smokehouse operator, is my next-door neighbour; still doing marlin.

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Thu Jun 12, 2014 7:40 pm

PJay wrote:Yup, written by our own MadMike.
:doh: :$

Thanks Mike.. nice report! :clap:

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Thu Jun 12, 2014 8:34 pm

And I followed a ute on the way back from Whangaroa tonight that had what looked to be a quarter tonne beaky in the tray :rock:
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Thu Jun 12, 2014 8:58 pm

Yep Reports are from MadMike :y:, Checking out some spots to see if the bros reports come to fruit this weekend :y:...

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Fri Jun 13, 2014 10:17 am

Hairy Little Dwarf wrote:And I followed a ute on the way back from Whangaroa tonight :
Cool... Did you go get some bait? :^)

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Fri Jun 13, 2014 10:25 am

Do they ever really leave Northland ;)

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Fri Jun 13, 2014 10:55 am

Roath wrote:
Hairy Little Dwarf wrote:And I followed a ute on the way back from Whangaroa tonight :
Cool... Did you go get some bait? :^)
No, just home from work. :lol:
awondering wrote:Do they ever really leave Northland ;)
It's been established through tagging and tracking that they head off to overwinter in the warmer waters around Limestone Island.
I think I remember reading an article way back that had the West Coast Bluefin migrating to the same area.
Could be mistaken though.
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Fri Jun 13, 2014 2:58 pm

awondering wrote:Do they ever really leave Northland ;)
Not if you read my reports they dont :P

Generally speaking when everyone else's fishing gets hard our big boys are out and about and that what Northland's fishing is about. when everyone else's fishing gets "good' ours turns crappy and we start catching the same sort of fish you fulla's down south do :rofl:


Roath, I write that article every week for the advocate. have for the last 4 years
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Fri Jun 13, 2014 6:48 pm

MadMike wrote: Roath, I write that article every week for the advocate. have for the last 4 years
yeah sorry.. having only owned a kayak or lived in Northland for 2 months , I'm kinda new to all of this :$

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Mon Jun 23, 2014 9:34 pm

Well done Mike

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