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  • #7959
    yellowfin
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    yea went to gather some mullet for bait thday and ended up getting a nice salmon 6kg lol was a suprise to catch when just getting mullet

    #7960
    yellowfin
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    What bait and what size hooks and rig were you using?

    #7961
    yellowfin
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    using a mixtrue of bait

    #7962
    yellowfin
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    Ok. Sounds good

    #7963
    yellowfin
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    So you were targetting mullet with 2/0 hooks? I thought that would be a bit big for mullet.

    #7964
    yellowfin
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    not the mullet that are in the kaiapoi river man i usually always use a 2/0 hook in the kaiapoi for mulet

    #7965
    yellowfin
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    How big are they?

    #7966
    yellowfin
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    I have caught a couple of mullet over 1kg on size 14 hooks.

    #7967
    yellowfin
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    well the largest mullet i got today i didnt keep cause i had enugh for bait i weighted and it was just over 1 kg

    #7968
    yellowfin
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    i find using small

    #7969
    yellowfin
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    I went down a hook size from size 10 trout hooks to size 12 and 14 hooks and i have noticed i have been catching alot more. Like the other day at Timaru i gotl iterally a whole bucket full. But the thing i have noticed with smaller hooks the mullet can come off the hook easy if you dont keep tension on and reel them up as soon as they are hooked.

    #7970
    yellowfin
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    yea i agree thats why i use such big hooks for them and

    #7971
    yellowfin
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    but then again thats just my preferance ive fised in the kaiapoi bnow since i was about 3 with dad and now im neary 20

    #7972
    yellowfin
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    I use 3/0 hooks for targetting kahawai but i have caught 3kg kahawai on tiny size 10 hooks and when trout fishing people catch huge trout on tiny hooks.

    #7973
    yellowfin
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    Good stuff with getting those mullet HEAD, and the salmon! I am still yet to find the mythical over 1kg mullet, I look forward to when I do.

    I went to Timaru yesterday as I’ve heard good things so went for a fish.

    The bait of choice was mussel! Mullet attracted one cod and 3 dogfish but that was it. The rest of my hook ups were on mussel. (1 cockabully on chicken heart! LOL).

    The day seemed to start fairly slow arriving about 1 hour 30 min before high tide, I got a fairly good sized mullet to start on my sabiki. Some time went by and about 30 min after high tide I hooked into a small salmon would you believe, so yes they are there. Caught on the sabiki with a small piece of mussel on the hook. Inside the salmons stomach it had little silver fish about 6cm long, not sure what they were but yeah…..so maybe a small sliver jig might work at the harbour? Or a flasher type sabiki.

    As evening approached and the sun starting going down thats when the cod started biting! Even though the tide was starting to be a fair way out the cod were still about. My first cod was my biggest for the day, got about 10 other cod but they were on the small side. I kept two more so 3 cod all up for the night. 3 or so of the cod I got were quite fat little things and very pinkish in colour, I could’ve taken them home and eaten them but after filliting etc thought I wont bother so put them back.

    Nearly got a big crab to the top of the wharf at one point but it fell off.

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    The Salmon

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    First Red Cod

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    Small cod, put back

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    Fat little very pinkish cod, put back

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    Nice red cod here, kept this one

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    The evenings rewards. It an’t snapper or blue cod but it’s ok, got a nice plate full of fillets out of the cod.

    Was quite fun at Timaru indeed and will be heading back at some point soon.

    Cheers
    Aaron

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