It’s getting closer to summer conditions with skippies and marlin seen and hooked around the 1000m mark, still nothing much closer to Mayor though.
The deep water bottom fishing’s still productive, the main variable being the amount of current from the North and East, with the better fishing occurring with less current.
Wind over current makes for harder fishing and we’ve had mainly Westerlies. Presumably the big highs to the North generate the current, but they can change so much from day to day that it’s a bit of a lottery. Keeps things interesting though, and even the slower days have still been productive.
We’ve fished inside Mayor, outside Motiti, and around the Labe with similar results in the last week, so getting a line in the water is the main thing.