I love this time of year! The weather’s warming, with those slightly crisp mornings leading to bluebird days and Daylight Savings sitting on the horizon. Best of all, the salt water fly fishing is heating up, and there is plenty of action out in the water. Reports from the awesome Salt Fly Tauranga Facebook page show Dick and the crew getting into some quality trevally and copious amounts of Kahawai while Mark gives hope of early Spring monster snapper out on the hunt for a well presented fly.
Things really seem to be working up in the Gulf. Last weekend, there were copious amounts of kahawai sitting on top of constant balls of bait. The birds were there in droves, but there wasn’t much actually happening till the tide got moving. Once it did though, it was all on with double hookups in abundance and a consistent few hours of hard fighting. The 8wt Predator was kept busy, and once the surface activity started, the Power Shot line proved to be a pleasure to cast. Great options to get in the game if you are looking to dip your toes in salt water fly fishing. That rod has landed me some solid fish over the last few years so it ends up coming out often to get its bend on.
Great to see birds around and fish out. At times the workups pushed right into the shore, so there’s action for all! Always worth heading out for a flick! Enjoy!