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  1. Would you believe before I used Zman grubs when I first ever touched a plastic I used it totally wrong . A $2 special out of the $2 bin at bcf very much like a grub dark green . Bream loved them my first 38cm fell to it using it wrong in the Pat . Only issue every small fish would strip it to the hook
  2. Cheers not just me I’ve put a new treble on . both fish hit hard and fast been a few years since I’ve landed a mulloway all I saw with the hook thief was silver streaks first one hit and the drag was screaming until it snagged me that’s fishing
  3. Didn’t have a great time fishing Sunday double clutch snagged by fish number 1 . Got it back with the snag . I couldn’t see that fish but it felt reasonable. Second fish all I could see was a silver flash and it hit well. Then it happened lost the fish nothing unusual until I look at the lure . The lure was tip top after the snag both trebles on . Second fish took the treble and left the Diawa split ring pulled apart . Never happened to me before yes I’ve had trebles with one bit broken off never had the entire treble gone ! anyone else
  4. I have used plastics and hardbodies. What gets to me is being told only use motor oil when I ask what do you use when that stops working their answer it’s you it doesn’t stop working . I’m afraid I found it did stop working so I adapted and tried different Zman colours was using grubs . Stopped changed to Zman slim swims . Then I went back to hardbodies been using double clutches for years I find these great cast pretty well . One thing I look for in hardbodies is distance when casting and lures with red eyes ( I have lures with and without red eyes). Sometimes distance doesn’t matter but if the fish won’t hit any lure nothing helps . from me try anything and everything you can
  5. I’m probably the worst fisher to talk about Mulloway . I’ve caught three in total from 26 cm to 40cm then lost a bigger one . I can’t recall the moon or tide . All I can tell you it was 6.55 am four February mornings at the Pat . Bait fish were everywhere and these great bream by catch took the bream lures on bream gear . I had no idea they were there but they were hungry things . But it was way back in 2014. cheers Micky
  6. Adrian you must be older than me . Underdale was carp when I was young but a rep that would call into my job would tell me stories of Redfin there .
  7. 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 .
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Whiting at north haven brings back memories of my bait fishing days . I used to sit on the rocks and catch whiting .
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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 .