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S8E1 Coromandel Camping

Milan and Nathan are chasing the springtime snapper run, hoping to find the leaders of the pack.

Milan and Nathan have set up camp in Coromandel, enjoying the simplicity of life and a landbased evening stickbaiting session off the rocks.

 

The following day, the guys leave their warm beds for an early morning start to be ready at dawn with a full live bait tank.

All the tricks in the bag are deployed: The MinnKota is silently keeping the Tristram 600 Inshore at the top of the berley trail; Nathan ties up a dropper rig in the hope of luring in the better fish; Milan is already casting. Something is bound to happen any second.

 

As the sun rises so do the fish, and it turns into an even game of winning and losing between fish and angler. The snappers are in an incredible condition, and large snapper proves to be the average size all day –at least for Nathan.

 

PRODUCTS USED

Landbased Stickbait combo
Shimano 18,000 Stella reel on Shimano Ocea Plugger Full Throttle PE8 rod 8’8”.
Spooled with PE10 Varivas braid, 140lb varivas mono shock leader.

Softbait combo for dropper rig
Shimano Sustain 5000 reels on Shimano Dialuna 7'10" rod
Spooled with PE2 Varivas braid, 25lb fluorocarbon leader

Milan’s Straylining combo
Shimano TranX 300 bait caster reel on Shimano Carbolite 7' 6-10kg rod.
Spooled with PE3 Varivas braid, 40lb Varivas fluorocarbon leader.

Nathan’s Bait Fishing combo – catch big snapper
Shimano TranX 300 bait caster reel on Shimano Carbolite 7' 6-10kg rod.
Spooled with PE3 Varivas braid, 40lb Varivas fluorocarbon leader.
Circle hook in 8 or 10/0

 

For more info on our gear, check out below:

Tristram 600 Inshore boat

Mercury Marine 150HP

Balex automatic boat loader

Holden Colorado from Nicholson United Autos in Morrinsville

Coleman Camping gear

Simrad NSS Evo3 

Mustad hooks

Minn Kota

 

 

 

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