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Tackling the December slowdown with shallow water softbaiting
The Hauraki Gulf is experiencing an exciting spring fishing season with abundant workups, whale sightings near the Mercury Islands, and promising catches of snapper and kingfish, especially around Flat Rock and the top of the Firth.
Does light leader catch more fish? Catch Fishing thinks it does. Here's a few reason why Espresso thinks they are right...
For those tired of snags when softbaiting, especially in kelpy, weedy areas, the solution is a weedless rig. The Catch LIVIES, for example, have a design feature that helps them glide through such terrain, minimizing snags. The narrow top-slot on the Livies is specifically moulded for this rig, ideal for land-based fishing or in snag-prone areas.
Espresso highlights the Catch Curly Tails as a versatile softbait, emphasising its unique design that attracts fish, ensures a secure fit on the jig head, and comes in various colors and textures to suit different fishing conditions.
Join Catch Fishing for bait-free lure fishing seminars at the Mercury Bay Gamefishing Club and discover the game-changing benefits of using a light leader, enhancing your chances of a successful catch.
Here's a refresher or a beginner's how-to for fishing the deadly Inchiku style jigs that are so effective on everything from snapper and kingfish to john dory and cod. Check out the video from Grant 'Captain Espresso' Bittle explaining the ins and outs.
The Catch Double Trouble is one of their very best jig patterns. We've caught everything from snapper and kingfish, to albacore tuna and exotic species overseas on this versatile slow pitch/mechanical crossover lure. Here's Espresso talking about a hot new colour out for this season, the Rainbow Warrior.