We're getting more settled weather lately, and suddenly it's nearly Christmas again and time to do some relaxing at sea.
The fishing in close has been a bit stopstart lately so we had a look at the Pinnacles on Tuesday.
Things started well, with tarakihi coming up in numbers for the first hour or so, then the SE picked up, slowing things down considerably. Still, ok catches though.
An overnighter on Friday was a bit bouncy at first as the NW swung SW, creating a steep little chop. A reasonable night fish helped mellow the crew out, me in particular, with a good mix of snapper and tarakihi caught.
We went out to a couple of deepwater knolls 1st thing Saturday, and had good catches of bluenose and gemfish initially, but as the day got nicer the fishing slowed, the sign and conditions were good, they just weren't all that hungry. The last few trips, the pattern's been similar, so worth not bottom fishing around Mayor as we normally would.
Sunday was another trip to the Pinns, good till after lunch, but the current picked up, the fish stopped feeding and hovered midwater and we started getting more barracuda and a couple of blind eels, everyone's favourite fish. So we went in closer and finished another beautiful day with some more tarakihi to top things off.