Originally Posted by kiwihunter
I've also heard you have to give the Mahi Mahi the bash instead of just dropping into the boat or they jump around like a nutt job destroying everything.
Down here we target Kingfish The Fishing Website
And also Snapper and travelly Fishing Hints & Tips for Catching Snapper : The Fishing Website
The Fishing Website
Of course we also have Marlin and sailfish but you usually have to go about 20km off the coast to get onto them.
Unfortunately I don't have a boat so can only catch them off the rocks,
but I catch Kahawai and gurnard as well as snapper and the odd Travelly. You can see them on the fishing.net web site above,
yeah - you don't want a green Mahi in your lap - I stick them aft and low behind the gills with a lance before I gaff them - a heart shot bleeds them out quick and takes the fight out of them fast. It's hard to give them the billy from a sitting position in a small boat, So I stick em'
dude you need a Kayak... you have a pretty good fishery there.
I used to be shore bound too... then I tried out a yak 5 years ago, and wished I had thought of it sooner. I guarantee if you tie into one of your kingfish in the 60-70 pound range and it gives you a sleigh ride, you'll be hooked (haha
I target the same species as the guys in the powerboats. Marlin and tuna are fully doable (and have been done by several yakkers here in the Islands)
my Yak is equipped with a sail - and I've been 5 miles offshore with it.
I can troll lures at 6 mph if the wind is doing 12-13
Sharks are a concern - I've seen several (I hooked a 14 foot tiger 3 years back) but they seem to understand plastic boats aren't food.
bet you someone rents kayaks somewhere near you... check it out
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