- 11/02/2013 at 12:29 am #7284
Just wondering what time is the best to target yellow belly flounder at the Waimak mouth/lagoon and whether anyone has ever tried getting them on small weighted nymphs using the fly rod?
Any info would be greatly appreciated!
Thanks!11/02/2013 at 5:57 am #22785
I dont know about the Mak,
But in the Taieri Mouth down my way, I find the turn of Low Tide is the best time, I have been catching dozens at a time on small pearl white softbaits. 1″ and 3″ minnow gulps. lots of fun on light gear.
they sit on the edge of the deeper holes scattered around the mouth.
getting a Nymph down to them may work, they seem to take anything, but i think your best bet would be a weighted wet fly to imitate the smelt and retreve it slowly against the deep edges.
just my thoughts, They are not particularly fussy fish, I have seen them caught easily on wads of paper soaked in sardeen oil. and i have even caught them on 30g silver ticers while targeting salmon.11/02/2013 at 8:16 am #22789oompalompaParticipant
you mention turn of low tide, i guess that is before they follow the incoming tide. do you fish for them in the day?, i target them at night but that is spearing them.11/02/2013 at 6:47 pm #22793
Thanks for the info!
I had planned to tie up some small ghost shrimp type weighted nymphs to slow dredge across the bottom. at the turn of the low tide indeed.11/02/2013 at 8:25 pm #22795
i just net em lol easier
have got blacks,sole,yellow belly and sand flounder there12/02/2013 at 2:56 am #22798
Ah netting them is no fun!12/02/2013 at 3:46 am #22801
lol secures a feed though
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