hapuka?

what sort of bottom do they linguire near... what depth is best... we are on deck winches with 800m of 80lb dacron braid. 

 

any info on what to look for or tricks or tips would be much apprectiated...

 

cheers boys


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A bit of advice went around a

Sat, 2011-01-08 21:18

A bit of advice went around a couple of months ago, not sure if you've seen it:

 

http://fishwrecked.com/forum/help-where-try-grey-band-hapuka-big-eye

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cheers

Sat, 2011-01-08 21:27

 cheers bud... i shall have a read

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Deepwater Hapuka

Sun, 2011-01-09 17:31

Chasing Hapuka your looking for fish on the edges in the depths of 300-500m . No major bottom structure to hold these fish so having a good sounder like what my boss Ryan uses ie Furuno and descent transducer is a must plus spending time on the water.........the key. 

Your deck winches/800m of 80lb dacron braid is fine.

* As for other tips, check out next Sundays - 16th January FWA TV show, Ryan shows the what/where/how/why for Hapuka & Bass groper at the Rotto Trench....sure to be a popular show!!

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 cheers honsu... we are

Sun, 2011-01-09 18:31

 cheers honsu...

 

we are running a lowrance hds 10 with platinum navonics card.

 

we have only got out there once and cought nothing but green eye sharks and leather jackets.

 

i shall tune in on sunday.

 

and my dad and i also ordered some 100lb whiplash... the big spool. we left our number but no one has rang... this about 3 months ago... we'll come in sometime soon :)

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no worries

Sun, 2011-01-09 19:03

Green eye sharks are common in the outer areas of Hapuka but leather jackets is a sign of shallower water where Hapuka arent.

We recently got another order in of Berkley Whiplash (sells out quickly) but we mainly stock upto 80lb and more ideal for deeperwater ie less water/drift drag.

HTH

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ok...

Sun, 2011-01-09 19:14

 so the green eyed sharks are in the wrong direction? so they are at the same depth but don't hang around hapuka?

 

yeah... whiplash is brilliant...

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no

Sun, 2011-01-09 19:20

Not so wrong direction but but when you find Hapuka you generally dont get (or only every so often) the greeneye sharks.......keep on trying.

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cheers

Sun, 2011-01-09 20:07

cheers honsu... much apprectiated