Our customers aboard catch 22 have been enjoying some great weather and great fishing over the school holiday period. Our half day deep sea and offshore charters have been catching some great size cobia as pictured in the photo on North reef , Chardons reef and sunshine reef. The local reefs are full of bait fish at the moment so these predators are in amongst the bait schools and have been mostly been taking live yakkas and floaters in the 45 metres depths.
North reef has been producing good size snapper, peral perch , sweet lip and maori cod early morning, late afternoon mostly so getting out early or leaving late afternoon on our fishing charters has been our key to success.
The larger snapper have been taking floating pilchards with a small bean sinker mostly on 20 pound floater set up. The sweet lip , moses perch and squire have been quite easy to catch on strip baits using a basic paternoster rig set up anywhere from 35 – 55 metre depth we have been fishing .
Chardons reef has had alot of small reef sharks around the 80cm mark in the schools of snapper recently and can be quite annoying as they can come through in a school and destroy all your rigs quite easlily in few minutes, but in amonst them there has been some good size squire, snapper , mak tuna, cobia, blue fine tuna and peral perch.
Sushine reef has produced nice coral trout some good size venus tusk fish and maori cod mostely, and lots of juvinile red emperor. Fishing light on the floaters has been the key to catching the bigger grass sweet lip.
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