Tuna in the naki

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shad
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Sun Jan 17, 2016 10:37 pm

We headed out from port Taranaki this morning Herb ,Martin,Brent and I to 70m hunting tuna , water temp reached 20.5 out wide . Few birds were working ,we had hookups from 50m to 70m , I had two double hookups when approaching bait fish fleeing from tuna on the surface .We all took home a feed ,I landed five tuna heaviest was 6kg, Herb saw a stripey marlin free jumping not far from him :) , great morning out wide with the boys :y:

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secala
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Location: Taranaki

Mon Jan 18, 2016 5:30 am

Nice work Rodney. You had an impressive haul. Been a while since I've seen 20C in the harbour and marlin that close.
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rainbow
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Mon Jan 18, 2016 1:33 pm

Nice clip Rodney. Slow start to the season then suddenly on Friday the water temp shot up over 20 degrees and the colour changed to deep blue. Not surprising the game fish are now here as well. As Rodney said we all scored with tuna landed and lost. Rat kings were just a nuisance for me. Hooked and tailed four but wasted valuable time taken trebles out to release them relatively unharmed. Pus making sure I did not get hooked with a treble in the process. Striped Marlin jumped clean from the water less than a hundred meters in front. What a sight and what a splash as it hit the water sideways. Had a big fish on for about 15 min without getting any lift as the rod was maxed out when finally the treble pulled out. Changed the reel over onto a rod with more balls as there are some big fish around. Also there is a good chance that Yfin might come down the West Coast this year. Pays to be prepared.

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YakDr
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Mon Jan 18, 2016 3:59 pm

Slept in so was a bit late getting on the water :$ Great day out there although the body is feeling it today having not been on a kayak since August :o
Nice to find them in closer too. I don't remember them ever being that close last year all season.
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Kerry
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Mon Jan 18, 2016 5:10 pm

Nice work guys, i went west up here on the jetski and nailed a couple but the blue water was a long way out still, i doubt i would have made it that far on the yak...
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Ruff as Gutts
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Mon Jan 18, 2016 8:28 pm

Choice little vid bud! Congrats on getting amongst them boys! :rock: :rock: :rock:

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Lee1981
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Mon Jan 18, 2016 9:19 pm

Nice one Shad!! Some damn nice tunas right there.
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peas
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Mon Jan 18, 2016 9:46 pm

nice one shad
im going to have to get out amongst it myself

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dave-g
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Fri Jan 22, 2016 3:12 pm

Nice work guys, how far out were you?

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Fri Jan 22, 2016 6:24 pm

Looking at the charts, that's a hell of a paddle. Which side of the naki you go?
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YakDr
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Fri Jan 22, 2016 9:17 pm

Straight out off the port in New Plymouth. We regularly clock up 30+km paddled on a day
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maccayakka
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Sat Jan 23, 2016 4:10 pm

Great little video, the last bit when you were paddling....is that the speed that you paddle when dragging the lures, or is it a bit quicker??
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Sat Jan 23, 2016 7:07 pm

:y: I love the relaxed look on your face in the video , that's beautiful :rock: Good effort on the Tuna well done

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shad
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Sat Jan 23, 2016 10:40 pm

Thanks guys, a few crazy kayakers look forward to the arrival of the Tuna and the hunt over summer, even after a long day out wide and punching into a headwind heading home there is still smiles on their faces :y:
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Mon Jan 25, 2016 10:22 pm

Tuna hit and miss at the moment. Had to cover 32 km for five today No wonder I feel a little buggered. No birds no workups all blind hook-ups

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vr4king
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Tue Jan 26, 2016 6:30 am

Agreed was out in the boat Sunday managed 1 small tuna no sign etc nothing....Few yakkers out wide though

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secala
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Tue Jan 26, 2016 5:08 pm

Was also out wide on Sunday with Shad and Blackpearl and although it was a quiet start, i lucked upon tern workups at 42m while on my way home. Thought they would be kahawai/kingfish workups but turned out to be solid albie action with 3 double hookups each time i chased down the workups. There were at least 3 separate workups going simultaneously so had the luxury of choice. Only managed to keep one on each double hookup but they were good size. Came back in knackered but amped.
Ohh ....... and I had a visit by a mako!
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shad
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Tue Jan 26, 2016 5:53 pm

Nice catch herb ,were those landed using inline hooks , I dropped two on Sunday after good runs ,thinking it was the hooks but secala lost some on trebels after double hookups
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vr4king
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Tue Jan 26, 2016 7:16 pm

Hey herb what time did you find those workups?.....We were in by 12

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shad
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Tue Jan 26, 2016 9:51 pm

Great footage of black pearls mako secala ,some nice albies from the workup :y:
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