Drift or Anchor

 Hi crew,


just wondering when chasing snapper around 15m and under what do most of you prefer when burleyng up, drifting or anchoring?? what do you find most effective??

BarraSlayer's picture

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 Use electric motor with spot

Tue, 2017-09-26 07:37

 Use electric motor with spot lock and burly up. Its easy to change spots if the fish arent on and easy to stop on the exact spot you want too. Also you can drift until you get bites then engage spot lock... best of both worlds.

Only downfall is they can be tempremental things and take along time to get fixed on warranty



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Tue, 2017-09-26 11:41

 Theres the small matter of $4,500 plus the battery setup to run one!

Id love to have this setup, but the finance officer needs convincing!

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Barra interested to know what

Tue, 2017-09-26 19:02

Barra interested to know what electric set up you are running and size of your rig? and what problems have you had?


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it all depends

Tue, 2017-09-26 12:10

 lately we have been getting alot of snapper on the drift however what we have found is early morning 1 hour before and 3 hours after sunrise for purely snapper in 15m of water is anchor and burley  and just throw out half a mullie or hole mullie unweighted on two snelled circle hooks down the burley trail then after around 9 am we like to head a bit deeper like 20m plus usually just three mile reef and just drift but also have our burley bucket drifting with us slowely giving out bits of burley this has landed us a shit load of dhueys and snapper lately good luck mate ....although this spot lock idea sounds gold


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