More good weather and good reef fishing has been a continuing theme.
We had a nice change on Wednesday targeting Hapuku. Conditions looked good, but when we did the first drifts, a red snapper was the only result.
We did several more and lost quite a bit of gear for no fish except 1 gemfish. Quite frustrating, but that’s the thing with drift fishing,, you’re at the whim of the conditions.
The crew decided a reef fish was a better option, which was a good call ,and we did well off Mayor on tarakihi. We also caught a solitary skipjack, first of the season.
The snapper have finally shown up, and around Brewis we did ok on them and tarakihi.
Still looks to be a very late season though, the next few weeks will tell the story.