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  1. Mickyj

    Just a worry

    Good idea
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    Just a worry

    I don’t wish to upset anyone . But I noticed on Facebook Rec fishers ranting about recreational fishers and snapper fishing . Something to do with recreational fishers taking all the snapper . Me being me I said I’m landbased how is that killing snapper numbers . Their answer they steal your spots . Me being me I said how can me catching bream in the Pat affect snapper numbers in this state the answer I got they eat the fish . Me again if you wanna eat Bream from the Pat go ahead . Guess someone in Rec fishers had a cross to bare .
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    fishing the onkaparinga

    If you use plastics like grubs or slim swimz ect do not just use one colour because bream will take more than just motor oil . hardbodies years ago I learned what worked in the Pat didn’t always work in west lakes vice a versa as well . Or last year I bought a dark green hardbody matches almost a plastics colour nothing would touch it in west lakes but the Pat first fish to take I bream . I bought the same lure in grey bream STs and mullet in the Pat just mullet in west lakes guess what I’m saying is experimenting with lure colours can help
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    fishing the onkaparinga

    Tinker is spot on with lures go slow slow and slower and pause . if it helps I count to four in my head wind once or twice pause count four repeat . what I’ve learnt in winter in west lakes yes I caught one winter bream go deeper water . Unless your using bait watched a west lakes bait fisher get four over 30 with mince meat on a west lakes beach . you might get luckier in warmer weather but I don’t fish the onk
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    New whiting fisher from North Haven

    Whiting at north haven brings back memories of my bait fishing days . I used to sit on the rocks and catch whiting .
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    How to: Daiwa Double Clutch lures?

    Vertigo is a mongrel as is infected sinuses but I’ve suffered head spins in the past from my brain injury 6 fractures right side of my head it’s just the right side of my sinus which is improving. Hopefully I’ll get out tomorrow not to fish I’m afraid . now I think you bought the black one in the 75 size that’s a very good colour I’ve caught a fair few fish with that colour in the smaller size and something big broke that off I’ve replaced it in the smaller size hope you land a few salmon in this weather
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    How to: Daiwa Double Clutch lures?

    Ok seeing I was mentioned lol . I’m sick as a dog this week vertigo and infection so not leaving the house yet . Good question to ask simply the easiest way to use a double clutch that hardbody tragic reminded me once . Retrieve very slowly then slow it down even more . Yep so either one or two slow turns or retrieve of the reel then pause and a twitch . Twitches will sometimes work well and at sometime won’t attract the fish . I saw the post about moving the double clutch fast for salmon yes that works as does slowly but honestly if salmon are on the bite they will hit a lure once it hits the water . Like the slow retrieve a oldie I know from the Pat a bait fisher reminded me to always hit baitfish schools . Another thing I needed to remember after my injury . Now while it’s great not every bait school holds predators but they do . With double clutches I’ve landed more on the 65 used more of those but I now have 4 in the 75 m . None with red eyes for some reason lately red eyes are great but not always . what everyone tells you should work on all sinking lures . colours that’s been a thing I’ve been big on since I took up hardbodies some colours work everywhere some work great in west lakes some work great in the Pat as an example I bought an olive green DC 65 last winter as I was landing salmon on everything I chucked at them in west lakes . I bought it as it was like a plastic colour I was using in Zman slim swim . End result nothing would touch it in west lakes but bream and STs loved it in the Pat . And with that $10 voucher from anaconda a$15 dc cost me $5 . It’s grey and white iirc first four fish in the Pat bream then STs and mullet loved it go to west lakes one mullet . ok I guess I’ve rambled enough but you can use the things people have posted on all diving hardbodies cheers micky
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    First Fish on Fly

    Your a few years to late for me to help you . I was a crap fly tyer but my flies caught bream and salmon trout .. it took me two months to catch my first bream then better fly fishers helped me . Me I went and went and went and just went totally using flies. I never fly fished in the fresh . But if you live near West lakes try every beach that you can fish at that's what I did . You need sinking line for sinking flies . Or if you find Whiting Popper flies you need a floating line . Good luck Don't do any other Style of fishing when you fly fish and keep moving . And I was using a 6 wt .
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    That's way too big for me but coming up from a 1000 lots of line
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    I can back that up after using it . Into the wind was still better with the 300 metre spool. But with it very close to making it to the middle of the Pat. And I can't get over how smaller the LT 2500 is compared to the first 2500 I used All those years ago .
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    Cheers baitcaster it was hard mainly I went to use the right hand after casting .I have in two trips used it left and right . Left two fish right five fish . What I can say using it casts a lot further than a 1000 size reel thanks for the advice .
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    Thanks everyone HBT you were right . I just tried it on my Sienna then did it on the diawa . All fixed Homer Simpson moment
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    Can't get it to undo on the right side I can do it on every other reel
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    If it's not the best reel I've ever bought it should be . I can't change it from left to right handed but it's fantastic .
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    Thanks everyone I was like a kid in a candy store yesterday