We’ve been bopping around trying to find where the tarakihi have gone since the cyclone slid past a couple of weeks ago.
The snapper have been good in most places we’ve tried, but tarakihi not so much.
We went out to the Pinns on Tuesday , mainly snapper again, then came back to shallower water and did pick up some tarakihi there.
A day trip around Motiti on Saturday was more of the same.
An evening fish on the way to Mayor saw us have a good run on the snapper until after dark, and on Sunday we finally got onto tarakihi, good size and condition, with quite a few getting close to spawning. A 3m odd Mako, enjoyed a few of them too, really good to see, a beautiful animal.
The game fishing continues to be a standout season, with more tagging and landing of mainly striped marlin and mahimahi over the weekend.