Welcome to our November 2012 Megabites Fishing Charter Newsletter.
It's the busiest time for us all with Christmas just around the corner and family catch ups and not forgetting the festive partying that goes around. Well it is hectic for us as well and the good news is that the fish are biting and we are having a great success rate everytime we go out. We are also having some fine breaks in the weather with some long spells of absolute highs that sit on top of us and let nothing go past them . All the lows that try to get through them are pushed away or stalled and that means we have some better days on the water.
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So what's happening with the Fishing?
A lot I should say ! We are hammering some decent size snapper in the outer Hauraki Gulf at the moment. The fishing has certainly picked up and the sign on the sounder goes on for many miles on end. Most productive has been the straight line between North of Tiri and the 40 meter mark behind the cable lines. This has been producing some very fine snapper and we are getting the odd kingfish strike as well. Kingfish are well and truly settling in and heading closer and some fine fish off Gannet rock or Maori Rock off Kawau Islands. The snapper are well fed and the abundance that we are lucky to have so close to our shores in the Hauraki gulf is amazing. We are certainly blessed with some good fishing and finding a good day and heading out is the key.
If in your outing you get the wind with the tide , then wallah ! you have it all going in your favour.
What's working at the moment?
If you like conventional baiting then squid and pilchards are the way to go. Remember when getting your pilchards get them fresh and not something out of the freezer that has been there for a while. Fish like "FRESH" , and that's the reason why fresh bait like Yellow tail or Kahawai are lethal to big snapper. If you are anchored up use some good burley , we generally take some good salmon burley that would do the trick. And ofcourse the time of the day. If you are out there at the change of light you can in most circumstances pick up some very good fish. Ledger rigs closer to the tide change and straylining when the tide is running.
On the other hand if you are a soft baiting fanatic, then the jitterbugs are the thing at the moment. Particularly the pink and the blue and silver. So if you like to keep your hands and boat clean and go out for a soft bait session then take the right gear and drift along on a nice patch of snapper, once you find them on your sounder. Mastering the skill comes with a little practice.
Soft baits are working well too and therere has been so much of development in this area that everyone wants to give it a go. The success rate of the jitterbugs is phenominal as well.
The change of light is always the favourite time of the day and if you are in the right spot.
We are in the process of getting a fishing and tackle shop as our sponsors where you could look forward to some great deals when it comes to fishing and tackle equipment. There will also be numerous prizes that we will be giving away or won with a very small entry requirement. So we hope to get this finalized in the coming month and make a start in our next edition of this newsletter.
This will be a new section that you would see in the next edition depending on your response. All you have to do is give us an idea of what you want in this magazine and if we use that idea , we will publish the idea with your photo in our newsletter as well as give you a free fishing trip with everything provided. We treasure your ideas so keep them flowing. No idea is silly and we welcome all that you have to offer. All you have to do is go to my website www.megabitesfishing.co.nz and click on the page "Blog / News" . Then click on the title "Innovations" and put in your great idea there. If we use your innovation we will contact you and request a photo of you with your authorisation for it to be put on our newsletter and you get your free trip.
So get your thinking caps on and be in to WIN !
In the mean time take care and have a wonderful and safe Christmas ! Tight Lines !
Here's a bit of humour to lighten you up !
A woman goes into a shop to buy a rod and reel as a gift,
She doesn't know which one to get so she just grabs one and goes over to the counter where there's a shop assistant wearing dark shades. "Excuse me sir" she says "can you tell me anything about this rod and reel?"
The assistant replies "Ma'am I'm blind but if you drop it on the counter I can tell you everything you need to know about it from the sound it makes."
She didn't believe him, but dropped it on the counter anyway.
He said, "That's a 6' graphite rod with a Zebco 202 reel and 10 lb. test line...It's a good all around rod and reel and it's only $20.00".
The lady said, "It's amazing that you can tell all that just by the sound of it dropping on the counter. I think it's what I'm looking for so I'll take it."
He walks behind the counter to the register, and in the meantime the woman breaks wind big-time. At first she is embarrassed but then realizes that there is no way he could tell it was her...being blind he wouldn't know that she was the only person around.
The assistant rings up the sale and says, "That will be $25.50."
She says, "But didn't you say it was $20.00?"
"Yes ma'am, the rod and reel is $20.00, but the duck call is $3.00, and the catfish stink bait is $2.50."