Salmon Season – 2010/2011

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  • #17676
    gunnercoops
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    spent a few hours down at Macintosh rocks this evening, saw two fish swim by and the bloke next to me caught a nice fish, only one I saw caught, left at 7.30……still waiting for my first salmon.

    #17681
    yellowfin
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    Anything happining at the rakaia this last day or two?

    #17682
    yellowfin
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    Still dirty yesterday.

    Might be ok today upriver.

    #17684
    baitman
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    havn’t heard any reports of fish but the rakaia looks great.

    #17686
    aretheyrunningyet
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    Spent a few hours this arvo in the boat at Mackys but saw no salmon caught. I foul hooked a good kahawai which felt like a snag for the first 30 seconds and never put up any fight. Strange for a kahawai not to go nuts. I went down to the mouth and zig zagged the channel using the sounder to try to find a deep patch but found it is pretty much the same the whole width, no wonder catch rates have been low there. It was about 2.5m max right in the middle. Break out the 14ft rods I reckon !

    #17687
    yellowfin
    Participant

    What was the surf like at the mouth? does it look filthy with this easterly?

    #17688
    aretheyrunningyet
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    yeah the surf was messy as. The water was much cleaner up by the kaiapoi but started to colour up with the incoming tide. I think I will give up on the mouth unless a better channel forms, its just too wide and the fish arent funneled through a narrow area like last year. Going to get up at 3am tomorrow and check out the Orari/Opihi surf. I have a feeling it will fire tomorrow !

    #17698
    151
    Participant

    Was down mackys this morning alot of people out trying there luck,just over 40 cars in carpark with 16 boats out very busy only seen two salmon caught up untill leaving both from the boats……..

    #17700
    aretheyrunningyet
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    Went to the Opihi first light and saw two caught in the gut with about 40 people fishing. Tried the surf but no good so went to the Orari to check out the surf. Still dirty in the surf there but had a try anyway with no luck. The Rangi and Rakaia are starting to look good and I would be surprised if a few arent taken this weekend

    #17701
    yellowfin
    Participant

    Planning on getting the kayak out on monday to drift a section of the rakaia in search of good water..should be fish right through now!!

    #17709
    yellowfin
    Participant

    does anyone no if they are catching many salmon in the kaiapoi mouth

    #17714
    151
    Participant

    1 salmon from rocks yest arvo…. 1 from boat early this morning… very quite at moe

    #17717
    yellowfin
    Participant

    Think there will be salmon right up the waimak yet or is it still a tad early? Weighing up whether to go to mackies or upriver tomorrow, would be good to know just incase upriver is a waste of time!!

    #17718
    yellowfin
    Participant

    Fish have been caught right up to the gorge area. The river is clear up there so you will need light gear, 10lb line and small as spinners.

    #17721
    yellowfin
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    i talked to a guy that came into work toaday and hes said he got his limit bag up the mak upriver on wednesday

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