Bay of Islands
December 6, 2019
The big summer snapper are on the chew with good numbers coming from all the inner reefs. Live bait and soft bait are doing the real damage and generally you can be confident of some good fishing in 30 metres and less. If using soft baits just flick them ahead of the direction you are drifting and engage the bail arm early as they will smash the lure on its way down as often as not. These artificial lures are certainly easier to deploy than catching and rigging mackerel, but there’s also a good chance of kingfish and john dory when you are fishing livies. As long as the wind and tide are in the same direction, it is not hard to get some good fish as you want to be drifting.