Targeting Gamefish: Simrad Sessions with Flyn Jack
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Night jigging for bluefin has been a successful method for catching these fish when they are feeding down deeper at night, and gives you the option to double your opportunities once you've travelled all the way to the tuna, or when they are just not coming up to hit trolled lures. Here's a few tips on how they rig and the lures used overseas, that will absolutely work here in NZ, as proven by young angler Flyn Jack recently.
On a recent road trip to the magic far north, leaving out of Houhora, we managed to capture the hookup and battle of first ever marlin for young Flyn Jack (@ Flyn Jack Fishing) . Truly an amazing experience and a magnificent place to fish from, when you are in big game waters within less than an hour from shore. Take a look at the adventure. Big thanks to Hunstman Boats, and Grant Foster on the deck.
Here is the correct way to crimp a lure using mono for tuna and marlin, as instructed by Bonze Fleet from Bonze Lures.
Our north island road trip with young Flyn Jack (@Flyn Jack Fishing) had us dropping in to see the legendary Bonze (Bonze Lures) for some expert advice on rigging for marlin. Bonze is world famous as a true expert in his field, and if you want advice on how to catch marlin, Bonze is well worth listening to. It was so great to see such a busy man take the time out of his day to help out Flyn, and he gave us some great advice about setting up the boat, which eventually turned out to be very valuable, with Flyn landing his first marlin. It's pretty rough and ready, but I ran the camera to grab some of this advice as Bonze talked to Flyn, so take a look and you might pick up some tips.
Live piper is not commonly associated with catching snapper. But as Geoff Thomas recently found out, they are dynamite and worked a treat when taking a familiar Kiwi face out for a bit of fun.
Part four of Jason Dickey's development blog for the ultra-long-range Pacific 62. Designing a cockpit for bluewater fishing, inshore fishing and other watersports.
For generations the influence of the moon on our fishing success has been debated. Yet as with most things fishing, anecdote can be difficult to discern from evidence. Can the moon's lunar phase truly impact the bite?
If you are interested in going fishing again, even from the shore, here's a few of my top tips for getting your surf cast game on. I'm also selling a few of my GPS and spot marks if you want to take up the offer.
This movie tells the story of Alex Waller, a driven fly angler pursuing his dream of meshing the sport he loves with the necessity of making a living. He travels around New Zealand documenting his fly fishing lifestyle on YouTube to a growing audience. It's a great watch with plenty of good action, and a true life story of someone passionate enough to actually live the dream. Enjoy