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by SquidHC
Thu Jan 30, 2014 9:51 am
Forum: Northland Kayak Fishing Club Inc
Topic: fishing during the week
Replies: 9
Views: 3257

Re: fishing during the week

I'm almost always keen for a fish during the week, though I'm currently limited to a borrowed club kayak, but give me a call 09 556 0536 during the week. Currently looking for a job so my schedule is pretty open.
by SquidHC
Wed Jan 29, 2014 1:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New Kayaker seeking advice #1
Replies: 11
Views: 1240

Re: New Kayaker seeking advice #1

There is so much info out there it is ridiculous, but I have time so I'll give you a very brief explanation. Point the bow of your kayak in the direction of your drift. Cast your soft bait directly in front of you, letting it sink to the bottom. Once it is on the bottom, set your bail and reel in en...
by SquidHC
Wed Jan 29, 2014 12:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New Kayaker seeking advice # 2
Replies: 13
Views: 827

Re: New Kayaker seeking advice # 2

Are you iki'ing your fish prior to trying to stow them? I would assume so, but thought it worth asking. Trying to rotate with a larger fish flailing about would be very troublesome. That said, practice is a good idea. I saw this in a video, can't remember which one, and I thought it was a good idea....
by SquidHC
Tue Jan 28, 2014 1:20 pm
Forum: Northern Region
Topic: Fishing Near Whangarei tomorrow (or Thursday).
Replies: 0
Views: 1093

Fishing Near Whangarei tomorrow (or Thursday).

Anyone keen for a fish tomorrow (Wednesday)? Early morning would be cool, but looks like the bite time should be mid day. Thinking of going to Taiharuru or out around smugglers. Open to other places, and flexible with times. Let me know 09 556 0536.
by SquidHC
Tue Jan 28, 2014 1:15 pm
Forum: Northern Region
Topic: Where are some good spots near whangarei
Replies: 2
Views: 1482

Re: Where are some good spots near whangarei

Maybe I'm just blind but I can't see when you posted this. You still up here?
by SquidHC
Sun Dec 08, 2013 7:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: northland over xmas
Replies: 10
Views: 412

Re: northland over xmas

Kerikeri area is all fishing well right now. I was up a week ago and it was great. If you have a sounder, just find some structure and fish on! The water was 21ish last week. It's a beautiful area to paddle, you will likely see dolphin pods and maybe a little blue penguin or two if you keep your eye...
by SquidHC
Sun Dec 08, 2013 7:32 pm
Forum: Northern Region
Topic: kingy slaying mission........
Replies: 6
Views: 1343

Re: kingy slaying mission........

Damn, too bad you aren't going tomorrow morning. Headed out to the same area.
by SquidHC
Tue Dec 03, 2013 9:32 pm
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Which knot for mechanical jigging?
Replies: 23
Views: 1968

Re: Which knot for mechanical jigging?

Sure didn't mean to stir up a hornets nest over knots here guys. MM, I was in your shop today asking about the direction of hook lay on your jig while waiting for fish and chips from next door. I'm running 60lb braid and 100lb flouro leader, with a PR knot to join them. I went ahead and tied my jig ...
by SquidHC
Mon Dec 02, 2013 1:59 pm
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Which knot for mechanical jigging?
Replies: 23
Views: 1968

Which knot for mechanical jigging?

When connecting the trace to the loop on a large butterfly or center weighted mechanical jig, what is the recommended knot? I googled like crazy and couldn't find anything. Someone suggested a triple-uni, but I'm not exactly sure how you would tie that one.
by SquidHC
Mon Dec 02, 2013 1:57 pm
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Will my Shimano Catana 7' 6-8kg rod a bad tool for in the kayak?
Replies: 21
Views: 1986

Re: Will my Shimano Catana 7' 6-8kg rod a bad tool for in the kayak?

Nothing wrong with a 6-8kg rod for the yak. I have ran anywhere from 6kg up to 60lb braid off my yak, and have used rods from 4'6" to 7'. Everything shy of a surfcasting rod will work, but some things will work better than others. My 5'6" softbait rod works great though sometimes I wish it...
by SquidHC
Fri Nov 22, 2013 11:07 pm
Forum: Northland Kayak Fishing Club Inc
Topic: Any of you guys spear fish?
Replies: 0
Views: 1366

Any of you guys spear fish?

Looking to find more people to spearfish with. I'm a noob looking to learn more and dive safely with other people.
by SquidHC
Fri Nov 22, 2013 10:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Does anyone eat Parore?
Replies: 12
Views: 7966

Re: Does anyone eat Parore?

I shot three today out spearfishing. Gutted them on the spot. We will see how they go down. They are so easy to get right behind my house in the bay. Hard to say no to an easy feed.
by SquidHC
Tue Oct 22, 2013 8:17 pm
Forum: Where to Fish
Topic: Northland - SeaClear Uploads
Replies: 17
Views: 16072

Re: Northland - SeaClear Uploads

Some files downloading as intended, others doing nothing when I click on them. Any ideas as to what the issue might be?
by SquidHC
Tue Oct 22, 2013 10:53 am
Forum: General
Topic: How do dolphins impact the bite?
Replies: 15
Views: 434

How do dolphins impact the bite?

Went for a quick harbor fish last night and there was a pod of dolphins circling the place. Does this have a negative impact on fishing?
by SquidHC
Sun Oct 20, 2013 7:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Offer to forum members
Replies: 49
Views: 2186

Re: Offer to forum members

Alright so I'm sorry for being a noob but.. Would this reel work for trolling/jigging from my kayak? Been looking at setting something up in the 12-15kg range.
by SquidHC
Sun Oct 20, 2013 1:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Offer to forum members
Replies: 49
Views: 2186

Re: Offer to forum members

Semi interested in this, but on the link you provided it states their retail is $169. Am I missing something?
by SquidHC
Sun Oct 20, 2013 8:01 am
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Second Kayak Rod - Thoughts?
Replies: 8
Views: 897

Re: Second Kayak Rod - Thoughts?

Been looking at overhead set-ups in the 12-15kg range. Is this just overkill or?
by SquidHC
Fri Oct 18, 2013 12:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Where in the world is everyone from.
Replies: 80
Views: 3122

Re: Where in the world is everyone from.

Born in Portland, Oregon, USA. Grew up lake fishing for trout and bass, and river/ocean fishing for salmon. As I got older I spent most of my time backpacking the Cascades and Rocky Mountains, fly fishing for trout in high mountain streams. Also archery hunted for blacktail, mule deer and both Rocky...
by SquidHC
Mon Oct 14, 2013 10:22 pm
Forum: Northland Kayak Fishing Club Inc
Topic: Heading to the States. Any requests?
Replies: 10
Views: 3253

Re: Heading to the States. Any requests?

As I am technically here on holiday visa status at the moment, I don't have to worry about GST. I'm just a tourist bringing along some fishing gear with me. Regarding a reel purchase, I'd be happy to buy a reel. That said, depending on the price I would need cash up front as I can't shell out a ton ...
by SquidHC
Mon Oct 14, 2013 1:12 pm
Forum: Northland Kayak Fishing Club Inc
Topic: Heading to the States. Any requests?
Replies: 10
Views: 3253

Heading to the States. Any requests?

I'm headed back to the USA early next month and plan on getting a few must have fishing items that I can't seem to find here. I'd be happy to pick up a few things for club members if there is anything you need. Keep in mind, space is limited in my luggage so... Anyway, let me know.