For up-to-date information, look up the fishing report for the water of your choice. Field staff update the fishing reports each week through the fishing season, reporting on fishing success, lake levels, water temperatures, and other important information.
|🗺️ Location||SOUTH ISLAND|
|⏰ Fast Updates||Every day|
|🐟 Species||All Species|
|🗓️ Next Update||Tomorrow|
You also can get helpful information from the Fishing Forecast.
Good morning. It's morning time for me. 1:53 am. I'm writing about yesterday. I'd call it good fishing. Nothing crazy, just steady scratch fishing for most of the day. Same old grade, 14-22 pounders. Same basic grounds. It was a lot more fun than that sounds though. Come on, good fishing on a good grade of fish. What more could we ask for? Better weather? OK. But sometimes you get wind. When life gives you lemons... Seriously though, we had a whole lot of wind today. Here's the thing though. The boat drifted great. We may have had over 20 knots of wind, but the boat drifted like we had 10. A little wind burn and some chapped lips is all. As long as the fish bite and no one gets hurt.
Good fishing or not, we decided to take a break from that wind this afternoon. We made a little move where the wind gets blocked by The Island. What a difference. I compared it to sitting in a spa. Just that, aaahhhhhhhhh feeling. We even caught some fish. There were some spots of YT's up and at dark we caught 4 grouper, a halibut and a tail on a drift. Then we anchored up for Seabass and had dinner. We haven't caught a Seabass yet but we're hoping at or just before daylight we get some. One boat had some around these parts yesterday.
So that's it. We'll be here again tomorrow. 20 minutes left on my watch and I'll be going back to bed for a few more hours. Stay classy everyone and thanks for stopping by.
34 pass 170 yellowfin tuna (limits) 17 dorado. Flyline baits, colt snipers and small Flatfalls.
Sunday April 14, 2013
Today we had about 7-10 wahoo and several tuna. Four nice ones around 170 lbs., and some smaller ones (many released) 50-60 lbs. We lost 4 nice ones, 2 thought to be over 200 lbs. The guys are pretty tired putting in 36 hours of fishing time. Most only had 3-4 hours of sleep.
Fishing reports for south island are updated each week, usually by Thursday morning. The reports are compiled by an outside contractor who receives the information from bait shops, marinas and fishing guides.