Lake Taupo

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Pronto
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Wed Jan 07, 2015 11:45 am

I've been jigging around Tokaanu and the Tongariro delta. There are some nice fish to be had, but the last couple of days has been hard.

Still, it beats being at work.

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Wed Jan 07, 2015 12:26 pm

Yum, smoked trout :inlove: I wish the lakes were closer to Auckland :envy:

yakhill
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Wed Jan 07, 2015 6:11 pm

a couple of nice fish there,dying to get up there myself but work keeps getting in the way what jig were you using?

Pronto
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Wed Jan 07, 2015 8:44 pm

yakhill wrote:a couple of nice fish there,dying to get up there myself but work keeps getting in the way what jig were you using?
Any smelt flies or ginger micks are working at the moment. The fish I've been catching have all been spewing smelt, so that is an easy option.

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Ruff as Gutts
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Thu Jan 08, 2015 10:46 pm

Great catch bud! Ive been meaning to give jigging a go. That result has me motivated :clap:

Pronto
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Sat Jan 10, 2015 10:22 am

Its worth a crack. I netted 5 this morning, and lost count of the ones I dropped or missed on the strike.

The fish are in great condition too.
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YakFisho Snapps
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Sat Jan 10, 2015 10:35 am

Nice one :y:

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Sat Jan 10, 2015 2:09 pm

Just had 4 days at Waitetoko -did some early morning jigging- good results 5 fish in 2 outings- tried those new jellybean lures with UV Blast on the tails and on the sinker - made a difference. So nice to fish in fresh water for a change.
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Ruff as Gutts
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Sat Jan 10, 2015 10:42 pm

Nice going guys! Next family camp maybe lake Taupo ;)

yakhill
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Sun Jan 11, 2015 7:39 am

are you still out from the delta for where you got those last two?,thought lake otamangakau would be worth a shot


Pronto
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Wed Jan 14, 2015 7:41 pm

yakhill wrote:are you still out from the delta for where you got those last two?,thought lake otamangakau would be worth a shot
Yeah, those were taken between the first mouth and the main mouth, in about 175 feet of water.

I landed 5 that day, and lost count of how many I dropped. It was a strange morning. I was out on the water at 0530 and nothing was happening, then they randomly came on the bite at 0830 for an hour. The same thing happened for all the boaties I talked to as well.

Pronto
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Wed Jan 14, 2015 7:42 pm

BOBCAT wrote:Just had 4 days at Waitetoko -did some early morning jigging- good results 5 fish in 2 outings- tried those new jellybean lures with UV Blast on the tails and on the sinker - made a difference. So nice to fish in fresh water for a change.
Good to hear a positive review on those. I might have to give them a crack.

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maccayakka
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Mon Apr 11, 2016 9:07 am

ok guys, qucik question for those that have fished lake taupo.

i usually go jigging and i have been quite successful, but i am curious to know if you can use unsented softbaits on lake taupo. i am aware that you can get softbait hooks less than 14mm between shaft and point of hook and if unsented softbaits are used is that ok???

Thanks in advance.

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Azza 1978
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Mon Apr 11, 2016 4:22 pm

Unsented baits are fine mate it's no different to using a spinner or fly


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Fishless
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Mon Apr 11, 2016 4:34 pm

Always been told that any softbait (unscented or scented) is classed as bait (Kinda in the name) and as such not allowed (at the moment though there is a movement to try and allow it).
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Azza 1978
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Mon Apr 11, 2016 6:11 pm

I asked my cousin who is a fish and game officer as I've had this conversation with him before he wasn't 100% sure but said as long as it wasn't sented it would be ok. Or maybe as you said they were looking into it


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maccayakka
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Mon Apr 11, 2016 6:16 pm

Cheers guys I am heading to taupo this weekend and was thinking of dragging on behind me when I move from point to point, and to have a little play with. I think it best if I contact fisheries and find out, I will keep you posted. Thanks for the input, Aaron I hope you are right as I don't think the trout would have seen anything like them before.
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Azza 1978
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Mon Apr 11, 2016 6:22 pm

Yeh mate I'll contact my cousin again and run it past him once more to clarify


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Fishless
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Mon Apr 11, 2016 7:36 pm

Regulations state

Not allowed: scented soft bait lures to attract trout

So I guess if you can prove it was unscented when it entered the water it seems you can.
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Mon Apr 11, 2016 7:37 pm

Oops double post
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