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Joined: Sun May 03, 2015 8:47 pm
Kayak Make: Pacific Princess
Kayak Model: The Love Boat
Location: Hawkes Bay

Fri Mar 03, 2017 1:45 pm

Went for a quick paddle out the reef this morning. Not too far out, about 750m just west of the reef. Berelyed up and came into a bunch of schoolie snapper. Nothing big 30-40cm only. Went quiet at about 8am so moved another 500m out on to the reef and more action. Consistent bites and action, with the occasional double header. Some were a little on small side. Took enough keepers home for a feed.
Snaps were taking pilchards, (preferred) squid while the kawhawai and mackeral enjoyed the fresh mackeral.
It's great to have the schoolies in so close and accessable to all.
All in all a good morning.

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Joined: Fri Sep 26, 2014 8:20 pm
Kayak Make: Viking
Kayak Model: ProFish 400 Lite
Location: Napier

Fri Mar 03, 2017 2:29 pm

Pretty similar to how i've been going out there, my biggest is only 37cm this season. I've been busted off by some larger fish (kings or sharks) in that area too.
Viking ProFish 400 Lite
Catch 290 [Retired]

Kayak PB's
15.1kg Yellowtail Kingfish - Tongoio Beach
3.1kg Snapper - Oraka Beach Mahia
3.2kg Kahawai - Napier Port
2.2kg Blue Cod- Golden Bay
2.1kg Trevally - Taylors Bay Mahia
1.3kg Tarakihi - Whangawehi Mahia
1.3kg John Dory - Taranaki Port
1.2kg Gurnard - Okiwi Bay

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Joined: Fri Nov 01, 2013 6:11 am
Kayak Make: ocean kayak
Kayak Model: ultra 4.7
Location: Napier

Sat Mar 04, 2017 4:38 pm

Good stuff BHG.. there are bigger fish there

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