Ohiwa harbour

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I'm off to Ohiwa for the first time tomorrow. I'm a dedicated softbaiter - is this going to work in the harbour or do I need to change my approach?
Kingfish in the harbour? Too shallow for jigging?

Any advice appreciated.

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No reason why it shouldnt, just stay well away from the entrance mate :!:
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Generally in my opinion, jigging in this harbour has limitations. It is reasonably shallow and to be anywhere with any depth usually means the current is quite quick. I do a reasonable amount of landbased fishing there and we find casting any more than 50m or so your sinker will roll/drag. Now fortunately for the yakkers where the current is quite subdued (anywhere from 10-30m from the shoreline) is where the hoodlums like to hang out. Trolling 20-30cm kahawai livies would be worth a crack.
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