The Catch Range.
18 hours ago
The Espresso Report 18 September 2020
Loud and clear signs of the season upswing abound, with kahawai getting those little bruise-bite marks and starting to roe-up as well. Also gurnard and John Dory are starting their roe-ing, evidenced this week in a number of these stunning fish.
Workups have been primarily out wide of the gulf, some good looking ones west of both the Barriers and they are ready-set for major performances in the gulf coming up. Nice to see some inner areas like bottom end of Waiheke and mid Firth of Thames still faithfully firing up many days at least for an hour or so. Snapper are in and around these fast moving workups but not always – targeting other fish like kahawai and kingfish is a great option rather than being too blinkered on just ‘snapper’.
When the snapper are half interested or more though whether in a workup or not a good Inchiku lure is probably one of the best all round styles to use, the BossSquid (pictured) has been a stand-out success in this regard.
Inshore areas are perking up too – morning and evening softbaiting the shallows, whether a quick flick from the shore, or lurking along on a kayak or similar close to the shore e.g. western Rakino/Rangitoto. There are still a lot of cautious strikes happening in the cold water – making good presentation and good rigging (a 2nd stinger hook is ideal) essential for solid hookups and eliminating the frustration of dropping good solid fish.
Mid ground of the open gulf has been quiet, to be expected, but also to be expected is a steady flow of pan sized snapper when you’re out there, use those little microjigs, or have you tried softbaits on a deep water rig? (See Espresso FB LIVE video from Smart Marine below). Most of the time you’ll catch some good fish along the way, snapper, gurnard and perhaps a John Dory now and then too! Sometimes slow and steady wins the race.
Kingfish just have to come back on the bite after their recent hiatus, and with a huge increase in tidal flow this week and a reasonable moon phase, expectations are high, oh yes time to target the big green machines out there. I would suggest having a few options to tip them over the edge if required, poppers, stick baits, long fall mechanical jigs, slow pitch jigs and even microjigs 😉. Can you feel that next kingie hookup and run..!
All the signs are pointing upwards – everyone is under starters orders, poised, are you ready-set to go?
Enjoy your fishing, you can’t catch fish at home so get your good gear together and get out there in amongst it, don’t miss out!
See you out there :)
BossSquid a favourite for catching prime snapper. ... See MoreSee Less
19 hours ago
Livies ......The super tough buoyant softbait from Catch
Catch® Livies® are a step forward in fishing technology, and can be used to target
almost all species of fish. They are manufactured from super tough TPE (thermoplastic
elastomer) material to resist bite offs, and designed to look and swim like real fish.
Combine with Stingaz jigheads for the ultimate in softbaiting action. Available in curly
tail (4” and 5”) and natural tail (4”). All softbaits have UV, and Smelt and Glowing
Gurnard includes glow in the dark pigment. www.catchfishing.pro/product/catch-livies/ ... See MoreSee Less
Ohhh yeah...the Ultimate Attractor!!
2 days ago
Pocket Rockets are making a big splash among the fish! Microjigging, SOO much fun!! Easy too. 😁😁😁👍👍🤙
Espresso ☕ 🎣
P.s. Tuning blade attached to this one, blurred out ;)
Tuning Blades ;)
There is a simple reason why micro jigs are the size that they are. To allow the angler to work the lure in such a way as to encourage the fish to strike. Tungsten with it’s high atomic mass adds extra weight to a small profile. This means the angler can fish these small jigs through the full water-column, a very effective lure when the bite is slow! ... See MoreSee Less
Wicked lure have caught so many different species on it 👌🤙
Catch Fishing is at D'urville Island.
2 days ago
Slow pitch jigging is the bomb, and this hungry Durville Island snapper couldn't resist The Boss from Catch.
Slow pitch jigging has taken Japan by storm, we have tested and enhanced these Japanese lures, making them irresistible to most fish species.
• This state of the art jig can be used as a slow pitch lure as well as several other techniques
• The edges of the lure create its unique swimming and vibrating action that triggers an attack response in most fish species
• Bright holographic colours on one side with natural fish design on the other draws attention to the lure from a distance
• Prerigged with 3/0 stainless steel jigging hook and heavy duty Kevlar assist cord
COLOURS: Ballistic Blue, Orange Assassin, Shady Lady, White Warrior (glow in the dark)
WEIGHTS: 80g, 100g, 150g www.catchfishing.pro/product/boss-original/ ... See MoreSee Less
Catch Fishing is in Mauritius.
3 days ago
Miles of smiles ....Even this Mauritian amberjack looks happy to be hooked on The Joker from Catch.
Drop in and see Fred @fishinggurultd to check out the range.
The Joker is an innovative long fall jig from Catch to use when mechanical jigging for big fish.
Ideal for kingfish, big snapper, hapuka, amberjack and many other deep water species
• Super bright holographic finish to attract fish from further away
• High quality blue glow in the dark paint for increased visibility in deep water
• Small rear keel to give lure erratic action on the drop
• Rigged with 11/0 stainless steel hooks with Kevlar assist
COLOURS: Ballistic Blue, Orange Assassin, Shady Lady, White Warrior
WEIGHTS: 300g, 400g, 500g www.catchfishing.pro/product/the-joker/ ... See MoreSee Less
Catch Fishing is in Sydney, Australia.
3 days ago
Softbaits in the shallows :) ...on the way home this evening after FB LIVE and talking fishing...so how about that little Livie Smelt on the Stingaz jighead - a quick flick at a local jetty?? Disco! Released - both on our way again 🤙
www.catchfishing.pro/product/catch-livies/ ... See MoreSee Less
Awesome, what ''weight'' is that livie jighead?
Pls no....jiniya sood...
Espresso LIVE this morning at Smart Marine - what's hot and what's not around the local Hauraki Gulf right now, also check out a rig to use when straylining deep-water softbaits. Wait, what?!? Softbaits aren't just for inshore >>> Baby Pilchard Livies = 🎣🎣🎣🎣 ... See MoreSee Less