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August 1

Nuked Snapper in the Shallows.

Friday 1st August.

Firstly I would just like to say a few words regards to the Zman Softbaits.

Go get yourself a couple of packets of the Zman Nuked Pilchard PaddlerZ, You won’t regret it.

Match it with the Zman Lightbulb Jigheads in the colour & weight that suits You & you have a deadly combination ready to slay some fish.

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I have used all sorts of Softbaits from your popular brands to the cheap & nasties & most catch fish, but if you want a Softbait that will go the distance & catch fish after fish then buy Zman.

Nothing comes close in My opinion, great action, hardy/super resilient, great choice of colours & shapes, great value for Your dollar.

Not like some of the other brands that are one hit wonders & a days fishing can become very expensive if the little ones are on the chew as well as the dreaded Leather Jacket & old Rocky the Rock Cod.

Anyway back to the fishing.

Well after a bit of maintenance on My tin tub SharkBait & the trailer I was all guns blazing ready to get out on the briny & slay some more shallow water Snapper.

So up early & at the ramp for a 7am departure on glassy seas.

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So blast out to one of My favourite spots (back of Ponui Island) & straight into them, nice fish in the high 40’s to mid 50cm range & plenty of them.

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Only used the Zman Nuked Pilchard PaddlerZ on a 1/2oz Pink Lightbuld today, used the same softie all morning.

They where just smashing it mid water, didn’t get a chance to get to the bottom, well not very often anyway.

The bite lasted right up to the high tide then died but with a bin full of fat yummy Snaps I wasn’t to bothered.

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Fished from 5 to 11m along the edges of the fowl, once again they seemed to be hanging right on the edges.

Water temp up a bit today just nudging the 14deg & very clear, could see the bottom in some of the places I was fishing but it didn’t seem to bother the fish.

So after a bite to eat & a tide change they came back on the bite, not as aggressive as the early morning bite but still constant with a few more nice fish being caught & released.

Then around 1 it was time to hit the road on flat seas.

Passed a few bunches of Gannets just sitting around not doing much so had a look around them but nothing seemed to be under them, maybe they where just waiting for the afternoon dinner bell to ring.

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So another successful morning in the shallows fishing with light tackle & Zman Softbaits, they just keep on producing the goodies.

So get out there & get em.

Happy Days.