Best lure for mackerel.

 Ehi guys, i ll have 10 days fishing in wa from perth to exxy on the beginning of jenuary. I would like to catch some big mackerel as well but i m not so expert about lure. Someone can advise me on which lure choose? I ve already searched in the old post but i didn t find anything about land based. Cheers guys. 

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 the lime green coloured

Tue, 2015-11-24 17:10

Sorry i edited this as just seen your landbased



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Ive caught them land based on the white lead head jigs

Tue, 2015-11-24 17:19

with the white tails, you can throw them out a long way with a good rod and the fish up that way love them - one of the guys on here makes them cant remember who though

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 Big John    CheersMullows

Tue, 2015-11-24 19:47

 Big John








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 PM Big

Tue, 2015-11-24 22:08


PM Big John


Otherwise large metals. 85gram Spanyid Raiders, 70g Halco Twisties.  You can find the Spanyids for <$10 at Kmart & BigW.


If you wanna spend the money, stickbaits with decent cast weight. Plenty to chose from depending on $$$.





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X-Rap Magnum (1-3m) 14-16cm

Wed, 2015-11-25 15:03

X-Rap Magnum (1-3m) 14-16cm model, Raiders, big Twisties, any 65-85g metal jig, leadhead horse hair jigs (55g is the usual size) in any colour (though white seems to be most popular with fisherman... but not always fish!).


 Gotta love fishin'

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I've found the halco laser

Thu, 2015-11-26 09:47

I've found the halco laser pro 190s pretty effective at catching macks. Stick to the shallow ones (2m+) if your landbased. The deep divers really need a boat to tow them around.

Mack baits by lively lures are also really good. They are a bit heavier and can be casted a mile out but still have a good action.

Whatever your lure your using a fast retreive speed seems to work better than a slow one.

Edit: The tuna in my profile pic has a laser pro hanging out it's mouth!

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 Yer,  the laser pros are

Wed, 2015-11-25 17:24

 Yer,  the laser pros are good!  black n gold or red and white  I've hooked a few on cliffs with them 

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Thu, 2015-11-26 14:44

 Thanks everyone guys. I ve already bought some of those. I need just luck now!!! Cheers


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get your self

Thu, 2015-11-26 19:33

get your self a couple " Maurice Riolis" also known as red and white as rapala cd 18s

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 Cheers Petermac. Do u mean

Sat, 2015-11-28 12:36

 Cheers Petermac. Do u mean the sinking one?

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Sat, 2015-11-28 13:01

Good lures but not really a land based spinning option.


WA based manufacturer and supplier of premium leadhead jigs, bucktail jigs, 'bulletproof' soft plastic jig heads and XOS bullet jig heads.

Jigs available NOR at Shorecatch, Bluewater Joondalup/Myaree or online in my web store!

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 The leads heads are the best

Sat, 2015-11-28 16:02

 The leads heads are the best IMO and you can smash em out and very fast retrieval. I've seen them used at Quobba with great success.


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 Having just got back from

Thu, 2015-12-03 14:32

 Having just got back from quobba (report to follow at some stage), these were my observations pertaining to lure 'effectiveness':

1. - Big Johns Quobba Candy in white was most productive for shark macks and also a few small spanish, red heads did work also but would say white was the go to. (John I'll shoot you a PM separate with some more info and you were after some pics as well as I recall?). Also taking cobia to 125 cm on them.

2. Rapala X-raps diving SXR 14 - these were the best of the stick baits/hardbodies by a mile. Depending on ambient light - white/red head worked and blue mulie style (hooked up to plenty of sharkies and the big spanish macks fell to these). Can get these for $20 at some online stores as well as the tacklstore in Australind from memory

3. Stradas from TW. We got a good few shark macks and spanish on the bycatch was awesome. 25 keg cobia fell to a white bibbed strada, on bright greens we manage a thumper coral trout, 

4. Metals- spanyids etc - found generally unproductive but hooked a few fish purely out of the fact that they could reach feeding schools.

5. Soft plastics, poppoers and surface stick baits all proved unproductive for us. But im sure they have their moments.



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Thu, 2015-12-03 17:46

Sounds like the trip fired for you. Look forward to some pics.


WA based manufacturer and supplier of premium leadhead jigs, bucktail jigs, 'bulletproof' soft plastic jig heads and XOS bullet jig heads.

Jigs available NOR at Shorecatch, Bluewater Joondalup/Myaree or online in my web store!