First kingfish!

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Schiskafish
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Mon Jan 01, 2018 5:39 pm

Saturday was a beautiful day out at Sullivan's bay. By the time I got up there with the traffic the beach was full of holidayers. Launched out about 9:15 just to try my luck out the top of the little Islet. Planning on catching a few snapper... got lots of strikes two under-sized... then nek minute... wham off went my line. Fortunately this guy headed out to deeper water instead of taking me into the rocks. Was a very fun BATTLE on 8lb braid. 80cm 15lb pretty happy for my first real fight.
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Mon Jan 01, 2018 6:48 pm

A milestone :clap: :beer:
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Tue Jan 02, 2018 8:02 am

Great job !
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Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:16 am

Good one mate.
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Tue Jan 02, 2018 8:25 pm

Congratulations.
Snapper flasher rig?
Strip bait?
Lure?
If the latter, how fished?
Were there other kingis in the area or any signs or was this a lone ranger on a suicide mission?

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Tue Jan 02, 2018 8:45 pm

Just by observing the pic closely looks like a softbait. My bet is the nuke chicken grub?


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Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:47 am

kingiFiddler wrote:
Tue Jan 02, 2018 8:25 pm
Congratulations.
Snapper flasher rig?
Strip bait?
Lure?
If the latter, how fished?
Were there other kingis in the area or any signs or was this a lone ranger on a suicide mission?
I saw no other sign of Kingi's around... possibly a lone ranger. Caught on light softbait gear - gulp curly grub (neon green and pink). What's funny is I headed out with a mate the Tuesday following, just off Orewa right on the big post marker out from the Estuary and there were a ton of rat's and snapper. We both pulled in rat's within 5 mins of fishing (mine again caught on the exact same softbait)... and my mate caught his on a baited ledger rig!
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Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:49 am

Schiskafish wrote:
Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:47 am
kingiFiddler wrote:
Tue Jan 02, 2018 8:25 pm
Congratulations.
Snapper flasher rig?
Strip bait?
Lure?
If the latter, how fished?
Were there other kingis in the area or any signs or was this a lone ranger on a suicide mission?
I saw no other sign of Kingi's around... possibly a lone ranger. Caught on light softbait gear - gulp curly grub (neon green and pink). What's funny is I headed out with a mate the Tuesday following, just off Orewa right on the big post marker out from the Estuary and there were a ton of rat's and snapper. We both pulled in rat's within 5 mins of fishing (mine again caught on the exact same softbait)... and my mate caught his on a baited ledger rig!
Yes! Nuke chicken grub
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Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:20 am

Schiskafish wrote:
Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:47 am
kingiFiddler wrote:
Tue Jan 02, 2018 8:25 pm
Congratulations.
Snapper flasher rig?
Strip bait?
Lure?
If the latter, how fished?
Were there other kingis in the area or any signs or was this a lone ranger on a suicide mission?
I saw no other sign of Kingi's around... possibly a lone ranger. Caught on light softbait gear - gulp curly grub (neon green and pink). What's funny is I headed out with a mate the Tuesday following, just off Orewa right on the big post marker out from the Estuary and there were a ton of rat's and snapper. We both pulled in rat's within 5 mins of fishing (mine again caught on the exact same softbait)... and my mate caught his on a baited ledger rig!
Thanks for that info.

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