- 25/08/2017 at 4:08 pm #55477
I guess it must look completely different now that the water has dropped.30/08/2017 at 6:16 pm #55513troutfishernzParticipant
fished Opihi mouth on sunday, lots of fish splashing around with the best caught being this 4lber bit skinny but still had red flesh..31/08/2017 at 10:29 pm #55517
It does look a bit thin on it, though typical for this time of year. I like the elephant fish egg case you’ve got there too. That’s one of cool aspects about fishing, there is always something interesting to see. Is the mouth staying open since the big flood?
I’d also be interested to know if you or the other guys down there have been fishing for sea-run browns with soft baits like this Dragon Drop Shot 7.5cm! It does look a bit like a silvery and is the right size.02/09/2017 at 8:38 am #55522troutfishernzParticipant
Yes the mouth is still open to the sea.. I have some of those softbaits but not allowed to use scented baits in the Opihi during the winter season.. will be trying the Dragon softbaits in the coming season, have used them in the canals and caught salmon and they do look a lot more realistic than Gulp.02/09/2017 at 12:43 pm #55523
Soft baits seem to have largely taken over from the old metal spinners, plastic Kobras, and the like.
A few years back a mate of mine would catch silveries in a bucket, lip hook them, and float them down into deeper water in the Waimakariri River for sea-run trout. It used to be very effective. I guess that would work with soft baits too. Here is a “school” of Dragon soft baits that look a lot like silveries.
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