We tried a few variations on the normal routine last week, which yielded some interesting results.
Went to the Pinns midweek and had a good day with a good mixture of snapper and tarakihi through the day.
We then headed back out on an evening trip, trying inside Karewa after a pretty grim effort around the Middle Ground the week before.
It didn’t start well with only a few kahawai, but checking an old mark paid off, with a good lot of snapper until about 9.30.
Next day was a kids fishing trip, so we stayed close off Omanu to Papamoa and did well on the snapper there, not fast but steady all day, making everyone happy.
Good enough I tried it again on Sunday. Lightning didn’t strike twice though, some came up, slower than Saturday, so we worked our way to outside Motiti, and most did ok, mainly snapper, with a few tarakihi and trevally and one nice kingy was a bonus.