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  1. Hunter69

    Coupla Juvys

    I normally wait until spring for the first trout fish. After reading @styla report, thought I'd give it a crack myself. Expecting alot of water. Forecast only 11 degrees and the odd shower. Spotted and spooked a few fish before my first. All juveniles. This guy fell to a simple grub pattern. Another sitting in the fast wash Glad I got out and had a look. will wait until it warms up a little and flow slows before I try again.
    11 points
  2. Hunter69

    Morning scout

    With weather like today, how can you not go fishing. Was able to head for the hills this morning. Wasn't really fussed if I caught anything or not, happy to be outside in some sun. Caught these two guys on a black and orange nymph. Tied half a dozen last night. Come home with two. Only using 2lb tippet. When I came across this guy, I knew for certain the hills where waking up.. Some ruff stuff. That gets the job done. Carry bunch of woolys and drys too
    10 points
  3. MAH

    Fathers Day Fishing Gifts

    Did anyone receive a fishing related Fathers Day Gift? My son (9 years old) gave me a selection of squid jigs. Amazingly they are all jigs I would have selected . My wife knows I'm a hard person to buy gifts for, so we have a simple arrangement; I buy what I want and store items away in a cupboard, then whether its my birthday, Christmas, etc,. and people ask her what to buy me, she can just go to the cupboard and grab an item. It's a win win, she doesn't have to shop for me and I get what I really want . The jigs are a mix of rattle, UV, and different weights for different sink ra
    8 points
  4. This trip was on the 11-9-21 I finally had a reasonable spin session today before the weather turned sour as well as taking a plunge in the water. 10 trout caught & released from 11 hook ups, all taken on the Mepps #00 gold Aglia Mouche Noire & gold Aglia Mouche Rouge inline spinners. I certainly gave the new Okuma ITX-1000 reel a good workout during my three hours in the water too, it did it's job to perfection. As soon as I caught the first trout on the first cast I knew I was in for a good spin session. On the walk back to the car I decided to give one more stretch of water a g
    6 points
  5. Give the man a cigar . We hear a lot of comments from people in the shop regarding the best scents be it gels or sprays & which one is best. We don't have one in the shop that someone doesn't buy because according to someone they all work. People have their favourites and a lot of these people are buying it to fish the same areas for the same species but one will tell you a certain scent doesn't work and the next person will tell you that that scent is the only one that works. From what I hear from a lot of different people is that they all work just not for everyone. The o
    4 points
  6. Yeah my experiences with stimulate weren’t as good. When that Mark Berg infomercial came talking about pheromones etc I had to get some my test was on hoards of tiny bream in clear shallows. I was watching them from a bridge. They were happy to peck away at my unscented lure but when I put the stimulate on, they were actually backing off it when I dead sticked the lure. I gave it a couple of hours, targeting different schools then never used it again. By the end of that session I was thinking they should explore this recipe for possible uses as a shark repellent That was the
    4 points
  7. I got a very important bit of gear, particularly for a boat owner. A wallet.
    3 points
  8. Hunter69

    Morning scout

    Unreal hey. The running water. Does wonders for the mental game.
    3 points
  9. Hunter69

    Morning scout

    20210831_123550.mp4
    3 points
  10. My first ever launch was there. No bung!
    3 points
  11. I got taken to the pictures and Karl juniors plus a $50 BCF card which so far I’ve bought one small lure with just to see if it works leaves me $40 to spend lol
    2 points
  12. Yorky

    Squid Jig rattle

    See the youtube link below from Yamashita regarding Squid jig rattle. The video is in Japanese but has subtitles. Most of my jigs are Yamashita's as I like the quality & the technology that goes into the build. I mainly use the rattle jigs when I first get to a spot for a short period then switch over to a non rattle jig unless the water is dirty then I will use the rattle jig pretty much for the session, I'm also a fan of their warm jacket technology. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvOVuu_-nZ4 Yorky
    2 points
  13. A mate of Mine and Doobies called Dave went out 2 days ago, for a short session with a mate and got outfished 13 to 0. Same baits, same boat, same everything - they even swapped rods at one stage. So sometimes the striking technique you have chosen for that day, doesnt match up with the way the fish are feeding and it can make one bloke think they were timid and another think they were bighting well
    2 points
  14. I have fished with a guy who refuses to throw out unused bait, so more often than not he is using re-frozen (sometimes multiple times over) baits. Whether it be squid, cockles or something else and he brains them! I have been on the same boat fishing the same bait for donuts, while he regularly pulls up fish. Quality, fresh bait is always going to be best, but experience trumps everything.
    2 points
  15. And probably costs them about 500k a year to dredge it The sad thing is, I've seen 'new' drawings for an 'upgrade' recently. The only thing that I see changing is removing the old 'tyre grip' concrete slabs to new ones. It needs a massive overhaul! Needs to go deeper because at low tide around 11.30-1 in summer is horrendous (1 maybe 2 smaller boats dock only), a 3rd lane added and a massive breakwater with 1 entry / exit point. Something like this should happen I think. WEST BEACH.pdf
    2 points
  16. Just saw this on facebook this morning.. St Kilda boat ramp is being upgraded.. Sorry, I've been off line since Saturday, computer glitch.. cheers Adrian..
    2 points
  17. In my experience under 32cm KGs will eat 2 day old dog turd in the middle the day on a dodge tide, over 32cm however.... they may well be fussy but I reckon it's just a thing people say when they suck at catching them.
    2 points
  18. Mickyj

    Fish craft lures ?

    Seeing no one answered the question I purchased one the other day . Just under $10 ,$9.95 . Doesn’t cast as far as a DC and if you rewind to fast it jumps out the water surface . Now saying that today’s ST 8 should’ve been 10 . This one was black with red eyes can’t wait until the bream are hungry
    2 points
  19. The differences could be with scents as it works for one but not the other. Does the location produce catches,what lure works in that area.What lure action is being used,does the colour or size work for you.Is it the right scent for the species. So what's the right combination wtfk.
    2 points
  20. I like the procure range aswell - Ive got the mullet - blood worm - shrimp One thing I did find amusing about their branding was that they would put a little sticker over the original name of the scent - To make it sound more Aussie - but that sticker easily peeled off to reveal the American species that the scent was actually made from
    2 points
  21. All the top bream comp guys in Australia use pro cure, so not sure how you come to that conclusion. Sent from my Pixel 3 using Tapatalk
    2 points
  22. I have 6 of the nail-knot tools, @ 2 for under $10.00 They have completely changed my bottom configurations. No more tangles from too long a hook-trace. I do dropper loops in my 'bottom', cut the loop close to the 'knot' and use the tool to tie the hook direct to the line at about 50mm. THe hook sticks out at 90 degrees and doesnt tangle about the 'bottom'.
    2 points
  23. Looks good. This needs to happen at West Beach Boat ramp all around the perimeter of the breakwater also. Gets people on the walk to their cars a lot quicker, meaning faster retrieval. Well, in theory anyway.
    2 points
  24. It was certainly a day of mixed fortunes doobie.. cheers Adrian
    1 point
  25. That's a good percentage catch Adrian Geez, talk about dramas Besides being cold I'm sure and wet, I'd be worried about the camera as well. But 'pure arse' was on your side
    1 point
  26. doobie

    Fathers Day Fishing Gifts

    Nice day for you MAH. The closest I got to any fishing gear was $50 put into my paypal account
    1 point
  27. Finally after several days of rain we finally had a nice Spring day so I headed of to check out one of my regular large rivers only to find it running too high for safe wading. I did spend a little time there flicking a #1 Aglia-e inline spinner around before heading off to my favorite & ever reliable small tannin stream. That was also running high, much high than my previous trip a week ago,, anyway I spent some time in it and caught & released a few wild browns.. cheers
    1 point
  28. doobie

    Boat Ramp and Surf Web Cams

    Never knew about the underwater cams at Rapid Bay/Point Lowly. Some nice footage indeed. Thanks Wert
    1 point
  29. Wert

    Boat Ramp and Surf Web Cams

    If you like these check out the (I think) Ausocean under water cams, they post footage and live feeds, got a cam under old rapid bay jetty and had one at point lowly for cuttlefish breeding among others.
    1 point
  30. dmck

    Boat Ramp and Surf Web Cams

    .. and O'sullies...
    1 point
  31. dmck

    Boat Ramp and Surf Web Cams

    Edithburgh is off-line until further notice.
    1 point
  32. doobie

    Boat Ramp and Surf Web Cams

    Encounter Bay web cam. https://www.victor.sa.gov.au/community-information/community-facilities/boat-ramps/boat-ramp-camera
    1 point
  33. SurfcaztR

    Squid Jig rattle

    Does the built in rattle sound increase catch rate.Ran one yesterday for the first time but not sure yet as the area was lacking after the first few catches without rattle.
    1 point
  34. TENNANT

    Squid Jig rattle

    So it looks like they might be able to at least, detect sound. They are known to be very curious, so I can not see why it would not help. https://www.livescience.com/11707-squid-hear-itos-motion-ocean.html#:~:text=Squid can hear%2C scientists have,motion generated by sound waves.&text=Squid have two sac-like,the base of their brains.
    1 point
  35. Hunter69

    Morning scout

    Thanks mepps
    1 point
  36. MAH

    Squid Jig rattle

    I've got several jigs with a rattle. Can't say for certain if they make a difference. I normally put a rattle jig on at the start of a session and on several occasions I had a hit on the first couple of casts, then nothing else for the whole session. This suggests to me, if a squid is about the rattle jig gets their attention. I like the rattle jigs by Duel and Daiwa. I have one by Rui that I'm yet to try. I've noticed that jigs are getting a little scarce. The place in Japan I normally buy jigs from has run out of most popular jigs.
    1 point
  37. doobie

    Squid Jig rattle

    I've never seen any ears on a squid so far But I suppose if the squid are 'on', I'd have a jig with a rattle and one without and see what happens.
    1 point
  38. Yeah I've fished with a couple of those blokes over the years They can lead you to do some crazy stuff to catch up When ever I get the opportunity - I'll rub some local scents on my hands before a session
    1 point
  39. I keep reading how whiting prefer fresh squid, just how fussy can they be. I have kept Squid in the freezer for months and still tasted pretty good to me.
    1 point
  40. Probably attracted to the oils and gunk that we remove
    1 point
  41. Ok just wondering which is the better scent S Factor or Gulp ?
    1 point
  42. Some band wagons exist because of the “hype train” and some band wagons exist because they are a phenomenal product. but neither of them matter if you can’t make them work. So personal trials are all that really matters in the end. Even if 100 blokes tell you procure is the best- if it doesn’t work for you and something else works better- they are wrong Im a firm believer in not believing everything I’m told So much of what gurus say doesn’t work where I fish- and in some spots the exact opposite of what they say works best for me. So you just have to find the right
    1 point
  43. Meppstas

    Bush Bashing for Trout..

    I'm still out of action and yet to wet a line for the new trout season (12 days ago) so here's another of my end of 2020/21 season spin sessions.. It was a reasonably good day in the river too with quite a few trout caught & released.. cheers Adrian..
    1 point
  44. Another popular one is garlic flavour,works well on metals but that's as far as i've gotten with it so far.
    1 point
  45. Have tried the Pro Cure with limited success. Most successful scent for me had been Stimulate Ultrabite Glow Green slow release spray ... but it is not made anymore. Was a sad day for me when it became unavailable. Have one can left but too scared to use it as once its gone its gone. Regards, HBt.
    1 point
  46. Pro Cure - Bloody Tuna is my go to
    1 point
  47. How do you feel about Mavic Pro? I consider buying this model, I've read a lot about it, but I'd better get any recommendations from those who have used it? How smooth is it? Is it simple to use?
    1 point
  48. THIS IS SICK! So HANDY!
    1 point
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