Poll of the Week - How Deep?

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How Deep?

Poll ended at Tue Jul 27, 2010 4:41 pm

No Idea (No FF)
2
6%
0-5m
1
3%
5-10m
9
28%
10-20m
17
53%
20-50m
3
9%
Abyssal depths
0
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Total votes: 32
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Tue Jul 20, 2010 4:41 pm

What depth do you do most of your fishing?

Are you always fishing the shallow stuff, or do you like a bit of depth to you fishing, or are you fishing the real deep stuff?

I suppose a lot of it depends on where you live and your local shoreline type but will be interesting to see where people do most of their fishing.

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5-10m
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Abyssal depths
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Tue Jul 20, 2010 5:06 pm

I mostly fish Coromandel and have been proven wrong so many times yet struggle to come to grips that better fish are often caught in the shallows. I tend to fish 10-20m depths (and do okay) while fellow fish-o's catch same/better in 5-10.
Still waiting for the big one to find me.... or vise versa ;)

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Tue Jul 20, 2010 5:08 pm

Hey Mental, you dont have my option up there :^) , was wondering if you could put a 0-20 meters please :!:

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Tue Jul 20, 2010 5:35 pm

ALL of my best / most memerable snaps have been in 0-10 meters. Also, less paddle time which is prob more important :P
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Tue Jul 20, 2010 5:47 pm

Im around that 0-10 meters... i love fishing the shallows... even small fish fight hard in shallow water :y:

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Tue Jul 20, 2010 8:08 pm

0-30m
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Tue Jul 20, 2010 8:33 pm

I prefer to stay away from the 0 metre option where I can :lol:

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Tue Jul 20, 2010 8:42 pm

wktoyakka wrote:I prefer to stay away from the 0 metre option where I can :lol:
yer but ya gotta start from somewhere :!:

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Tue Jul 20, 2010 10:08 pm

This is an interesting one.
Traditionally I probably fish mostly around the 20m mark.
But reciently with most of my fishing being at places like the barrier and coro, it's been around the 40+m mark. :worried:
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Wed Jul 21, 2010 8:20 am

Yea I put myself down as 10-20m as most of my fishing but given the chance I like to fish in the 50m stuff
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Wed Jul 21, 2010 9:13 am

Would have to say 10-20m.
Would love to fish deeper but am yet to find where.

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Wed Jul 21, 2010 1:20 pm

rayh wrote:Would have to say 10-20m.
Would love to fish deeper but am yet to find where.
Hmmmmm, Me thinks we may have another Lottin point trip brewing :y:
Less than 500m offshore you can be fishing in 50-80 metre depths.

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Wed Jul 21, 2010 1:37 pm

Southern side of Raoul isn't too shabby either, you can throw a stone off the cliffs into 150m of water :geek:

...You'd be wanting a nice day (month) to paddle out there though :lol:
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Wed Jul 21, 2010 1:55 pm

I put myself down for 20-50m because this is probably the category I spend most of my time fishing in, but in reality I tend to start where I launch (0m) and fish out to whatever depth I end up in. I also tend to mix it up, SB's and baits in the shallows, wander out deep for a while, move accross the bay and fish the rock margins again, and so on...

Deepest I've dropped baits while sitting on a kayak is just under 400m. I distinctly remember the quandry of "do I want a strike or not?" :worried: Deepest I've been busted off in after being towed out there is somewhere over 550m :sweat: (sounder was drawing pictures, but gave up trying to give a depth! :D )

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Wed Jul 21, 2010 6:35 pm

Most of my fishing has been in 0 to 20m . I do enjoy fishing 40 to 60 m though with my overhead reels when the opportunity arises .

Nothing like fishing at 50m then you see a fish on the sounder and drop that 1 or 2 ounce jighead down on top of the fish and he nails it :rock:

Interesting though is the fact my last 5 double figure snappers have been caught in 5m or less !

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Wed Jul 21, 2010 9:49 pm

wktoyakka wrote:I mostly fish Coromandel and have been proven wrong so many times yet struggle to come to grips that better fish are often caught in the shallows. I tend to fish 10-20m depths (and do okay) while fellow fish-o's catch same/better in 5-10.
Still waiting for the big one to find me.... or vise versa ;)
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Interesting though is the fact my last 5 double figure snappers have been caught in 5m or less !
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