Just shows they are there tho! Did’nt think they wore hoodies in the 40’s!
Crazy it was caught on cheese. We used to fish for mullet in the heathcote and catch bucket loads on cheese! All we ever used as kids. I wonder if it appeals to the shellfish eaters too??? might be worth throwing in a block next time as back up! How ’bout a cheese and…[Read more]
If your chasing kahawai its great (if you can) to have two rods on the go. Bait one up as suggested above and then throw hex lures around with the other one and retrieve fast! Kahawai love fast lures and while they will hit anything in the right mood a fast retrieve gets the picky ones a bit more fired up. Thing is they are usually surface to…[Read more]
Nice Moke! Yeah I hear you guys are planning a Moki mission this Friday. I think I’ve got Steve’s arm twisted for a trip on Sunday too if the swells ok. Back to my ‘not so secret moki spot’! Been cleaned up by some big ones there in the past but yeah this size is about as big as wev’e landed! Still a rad fish at this size. I rekkon we should put…[Read more]
That sounds really interesting! My first thought would be a Giant Bully. They get pretty big in there like bigger than a big hand span but I guess you probably know what they look like. What else looks like a Blue cod that would live in the kaiapoi?? You got me scratchin my head!!!
Yeah I’d be keen to know how they go on Moki too. Some mates had a ball on Elephant fish one day last year at Spencer park beach using soft bait but I’m not sure which ‘flavour’ they were using. I’m pretty sure it was the crabs.
Thanks heaps for that Carl. What knot do you recommend to tie the shock leader to the mainline? In the past I’ve always used the double blood/clinch knot for going 17lb to 30lb but with heavier trace I’d be worried about that big knot jamming in the first guide when casting. Also how many wraps on the reel? I used to go about 3 wraps but I see on…[Read more]
Yeah it’s been a while since I’ve been Surfcasting. looking forward to getting back into it with a vengeance this year!! But when I used to chase the moki I’d always take 3 rods. One heavy, one medium and one light. Cast one out and rig up the second. Cast that out and then if nothing was happening I’d rig up a light 8 foot set up with 4kg for…[Read more]
Thanks for that. The prawn trick is interesting! One I’ll have to try. This time of year gets a bit tough! Weather’s warm enough to go out but most of the fish arn’t there yet! Start chomping at the bit! Moki shouldn’t be too far away either! Thanks for the advice.