A thousands casts are required, but Milan knows the fish are there and his hard work pays off.

Milan has an early start to pick up the live baits on his way out to Okapraru Reef to chase some kings. 

At the pylons in Tauranga Port, Milan finds himself a honey pot of livies and something bigger. He loads up on some fat live baits but only achieves to entertain the port crew in the chase for the king.

Out at the reef, Milan walks through the steps of how to set up for drifting an underwater structure and eventually how to stay in the boat when the big ones show up!


Large livebait combo
Shimano 20000 Stella reel onon Shimano Ocea Plugger Full Throttle PE8 rod 8’8”.
Spooled with PE10 Varivas braid, 170lb trace.

Light stickbait combo
Shimano 5000 Stella reel on Shimano Dialuna 7’10” rod.
Spooled with Varivas PE30, Varivas 40lbs leader.