Another interesting week, starting off with more settled weather and a couple of trips out to the Pinns, where the fishing was still pretty good, mainly tarakihi, but picking up skippies both on the way out and back. They’re a bonus at this time of year.
The swell was huge on Friday at Mayor, and killed our overnighter , we got a few snapper in the evening, but only a half dozen fish the next day.
Just too much disturbance for the fish and they were off everywhere.
Another overnighter, this time staying at Motiti, saw some snapper off Papamoa in the evening, and quite a good catch Sunday around the Okaparus, including a few tarakihi.
The swell had dropped inshore but was still big on our ‘puku drops, so 1 bass and a gemfish were about it for the deep.