Sunday 17/04 Cable Bay

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MikeAqua
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Mon Apr 18, 2016 4:02 pm

Got up early and launched at Cable Bay. Headed out to near the second reserve marker.

Anchored up, started a cube trail with anchovies and threw out a couple of straylines. After 15 minutes a few snapper started turning up, but nothing worth keeping. Missed a couple of promising runs, then the barracoutta turned up. Lost a couple of hooks, got one to the boat and released it without getting bitten then decided to move on.

The sun came onto the bay and I realised I left my hat and sunblock in the truck. Back I went trolling (lots of bird activity).

Picked up a nice fat kahawai (estimate 3kg) blooding the gaff I made and a new Berkely monster crank 3B lure (blue) I bought from Schecter on here. Nice lures. Lost my favourite waxwing to a 'coutta.

Retrieved my hat and sunblock and headed back out. Trolled out round the end of the Island to the Delaware Bay side. Worked my way back along the cliffs trying for some cod, but no luck. Got back to the cable side of the island and trolled back to the beach.

Picked up another nice kahawai on a blue waxwing, then lost that lure to a 'coutta. Persisted with the crank lure but only picked up another couple of 'coutta. At least on the crank lures they can't get their fangs anywhere near the line. Kept one for longline bait.

About 10 km paddled - a lot of effort for two kahawai and some bait, but an enjoyable day none the less.
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Mon Apr 18, 2016 6:11 pm

Was that you out there, my wife and I started to paddle out then she got a bit worried about the swell so was not happy so went back in, I have taken Friday off to get a looong weekend so will be out most days weather permitting.
Kingie 89 cm at Kina, Snapper 84 cm at Cable, Blue Cod 45cm at cable,
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Mon Apr 18, 2016 7:31 pm

Cudas everywhere at the moment. :headbang: Those lures look good! Overdue for a cable trip.
Ky cudas large kings n plenty snaps at kina. Some big bait balls (chovies?) on sat and plenty of surface action, but hard to find on sunday.

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Tue Apr 19, 2016 10:31 am

Could have been me you saw - yellow and black kayak and an orange hat (after second launch :lol: ).

The swell was worst right at the beach got flatter further out and no significant swell out side the bay.
mullett wrote:Was that you out there, my wife and I started to paddle out then she got a bit worried about the swell so was not happy so went back in, I have taken Friday off to get a looong weekend so will be out most days weather permitting.
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Tue Apr 19, 2016 10:34 am

Might have to start using steel traces on my waxwings (after I buy some more :@)

The berkley lures are great, apart for attracting Cudas. Still if you wanted pot or longline bait ....

I'm thinking about heading to Kina later this week for pre work dawn breaker.
petecanaan wrote:Cudas everywhere at the moment. :headbang: Those lures look good! Overdue for a cable trip.
Ky cudas large kings n plenty snaps at kina. Some big bait balls (chovies?) on sat and plenty of surface action, but hard to find on sunday.
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Tue Apr 19, 2016 8:03 pm

Im planning to spend a big chunk of the long weekend on the water, paddling and fishing....Cable, Kina or drag a lure around rabbit island and back from the rescue ramp..or all !!!

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Wed Apr 20, 2016 6:07 am

I've taken Friday off to have a loong weekend so may wel be at Kina early Friday morning.
Kingie 89 cm at Kina, Snapper 84 cm at Cable, Blue Cod 45cm at cable,
Gurnard 50cm at Keiteriteri , Khawai 64cm at Kina.

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Wed Apr 20, 2016 9:23 am

Might see you there.
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Thu Apr 21, 2016 7:22 pm

conditions look far too perfect tomorrow, winds tides n moon aligned...... so im going work :headbang:
saturday morn looks better :tmi:

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Thu Apr 21, 2016 7:49 pm

Given the forecasts where's the place to head Saturday morning to drag a lure behind my yak?

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Thu Apr 21, 2016 8:43 pm

I'm going to Kina tomorrow morning, probably back there on Saturday
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Thu Apr 21, 2016 9:56 pm

I eagerly await your report :)

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Fri Apr 22, 2016 7:01 am

CLW62 wrote:Given the forecasts where's the place to head Saturday morning to drag a lure behind my yak?
each to their own but I be at kina on a bait free mission
intel suggests matching the hatch...
so 4" baitfish replicas in 2-5m on light gear should make for fun times
savage eels were doin the business last weekend

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Fri Apr 22, 2016 12:37 pm

Forecast for NW @ 15 knots makes Kina a reasonable choice tomorrow morning.

I'm heading out there tomorrow if the weather is decent.

I've just bought a couple of sniper free fall micro jigs that I'm keen to try.

Will probably still drag some bait though.
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Fri Apr 22, 2016 2:03 pm

Only had a quick fish this morning, wind chop was up when out at 7+ meters so came in close had a few pulls but nothing hooked up, some sign on the ff wind died down as I was getting out as had a chiro appointment, will most probably be back in the morning over the high, the other alternative will be cable.
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Sun Aug 28, 2016 8:44 pm

Nice one Mike - miss that spot ;(

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