Favourite Dhu- Bait/ Jig/ Plastic

Seeing as the demersal ban is nearly over, and the chase for DHUIES will begin in earnest.

 

What is your favourite way of catching them and with what bait.

 

I use live herring but am going to start jigging for them this year. I have a couple of packets of Mcarthy's in 6" baby elf and red mullet, and 7" hot orange, chartruese pearl and the glow bullhead minows.

 

But i am pinning my hopes on this thing of beauty.


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Daiwa Pirates would be one

Fri, 2010-12-03 14:02

Daiwa Pirates would be one of the best i have used

also lamble baits are very very good and iv caught alot on them

 

The andamans are popular but i haven't had as much success as the two mentioned above

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Hey luke any chance you

Fri, 2010-12-03 14:24

Hey luke any chance you could post up some pics of those killer jigs ?

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Im very new to the demersal

Fri, 2010-12-03 14:11

Im very new to the demersal jigging scene but have a lil success on light fanky jigs around the 3 mile and got my 1st size dhu on a Mcarthy. Really hoping to beat my pb of about 5kg.....Im still unsure where to rig those pirates Ryan, looks like there are two places to attach to the leader???

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Mcarthy baby elf is def my

Fri, 2010-12-03 14:12

Mcarthy paddle tail in baby elf is def my fav, 2 big dhuies in 2 drops convinced me.

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dhuie bait

Fri, 2010-12-03 14:14

My favourite way of targeting dhuies is a drift baited squid. I use as light of a ball sinker as possible and spend a bit of extra time rigging up the squid so it looks as natural as possible. I have tried sp's a few times but with only a lil succes so cant realy say i have a favourite, but im in the same boat as u, gonna give them and jigs a realy good crack after the ban.

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my best ever bait is live

Fri, 2010-12-03 14:24

my best ever bait is live cod or parret fish that would get the party started ,but it has been a while living in exmouth we dont see to many

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LOL make sure the sambos

Fri, 2010-12-03 14:25

LOL make sure the sambos have snuck off before you whip that out on light line.

 

Pretty happy with Ima Ro, Shout Lighten and some fankys.

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I'll be fishing pe 4 and 60

Fri, 2010-12-03 14:41

I'll be fishing pe 4 and 60 lb leader.

 

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Any metal jig!

Fri, 2010-12-03 15:10

After what I saw at Jurien and again on the back of the 5 last week, any baitfish profile will get dhuies!

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mcCarthy soft plastics baby

Fri, 2010-12-03 15:17

mcCarthy soft plastics baby elf and the pinks. The red/yellow ones work sweet aswell. Think they all do :P

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Keyboard get stuck John?

Fri, 2010-12-03 15:17

Keyboard get stuck John?

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No, Alfred...

Fri, 2010-12-03 17:02

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haha was going to say, he

Fri, 2010-12-03 15:19

haha was going to say, he has gone ballistic

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heres a pirate and some of

Fri, 2010-12-03 15:26

heres a pirate and some of the lambles that have worked great for me, i rig the pirate from the head(where the eyes are). Under the eyes it has a concave edge which gives heaps of action on the drop, same as the middle lamble, it to has a concave belly

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Cool jigs, the pirates have

Fri, 2010-12-03 15:38

Cool jigs, the pirates have a bit of Lucanus about them, while the middle lambles remind me of evergreen caprice, very nice.

What size for 30-50 mtrs

How much Luke ?

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Thanks Luke, i wasn't sure

Fri, 2010-12-03 15:38

Thanks Luke, i wasn't sure as to rig from the eyes or the middle. I was reading on the daiwa website they said rigging from the eye is for speed jigging for kingies and the middle for reef fish like snapper. But il take your word for it rigging from the eye, i remember that cracking day you had before the ban with 10 dhuies in a day...so rigging from the eye shall be the method!

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depends on what the current

Fri, 2010-12-03 16:02

depends on what the current ect. is like, pirates sizes are 80g,100g,120g, 150g  i use alot of 80g-100g Pirates start from $16.95

lamble bait sizes are 80g,90,110, 140,165,170 . i use all the sizes in these and they have all worked well

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all boats sell these pirates

Fri, 2010-12-03 16:44

all boats sell these pirates luke?

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Absolutely

Fri, 2010-12-03 16:56

Absolutely

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i agree with luke ive caught

Fri, 2010-12-03 17:08

i agree with luke ive caught my best Dhuies on the Daiwa Pirates and lamble baits they are a quality product & well worth the money

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i might have to come in

Fri, 2010-12-03 17:14

i might have to come in luke. got plenty of stock atm?

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Hey Luke can you replace the

Fri, 2010-12-03 17:42

Hey Luke can you replace the skirt and assist hooks on those pirates ?

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yes we have heaps of stock,

Fri, 2010-12-03 19:11

yes we have heaps of stock, im going to order replacement skirts from yo-zuri, you just have to make new assist hooks for them.

 

I have found the hooks they come with to be really good and havent had to replace them yet

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  when jigging for dhueys

Fri, 2010-12-03 19:35

 

when jigging for dhueys and snapper what technique do you use. is it the same as jigging for sambos just without bringing it so far off the bottom. Or is it just jigging using your rod and not winding.

Never jigged for them b4 but real keen to get into it.

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some JIGGING advice sought

Sun, 2010-12-05 12:12

Yes,

I'm a total newbi to boat fishing and am seeking some good "technique" information also Wink

 

(1) how far from the bottom should jig be ?

(2) leave it in same position or wind it up ?

(3) drift or at anchor ?

 

Thanks in advance Laughing

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I usually stick to 5-10

Sun, 2010-12-05 12:37

I usually stick to 5-10 handle revolutions from the bottom for demersals, and while drifting.

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well i know you dont come so

Fri, 2010-12-03 20:12

well i know you dont come so high up, and its a fair bit slower. you still wind though from what i know.

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Favourite jig for dhuys is

Fri, 2010-12-03 20:35

Favourite jig for dhuys is the shout lighten in the gold and red colour. Have had heaps of success with this jig. Just before the ban I started using a few evergreen caprice jigs and they seemed to work well. Hanging to give them a good test.

When jigging for dhuys slow your action right down. I usely give the jig a couple of jerks then allow it to drop back a bit while you take up a bit of the slack line. Repeat this 5 or so times then drop back down. Get a lot of hits as the jig flutters back down.

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seven seas hooker got that

Sat, 2010-12-04 07:10

seven seas hooker got that one << and lost a couple of good ones beside

my #1 goto

lighten's also great

lamble  haoli look great. finish is tops

not convinced on the f2's , tho bought one to try

 

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with all the talk of lures ,

Sat, 2010-12-04 07:25

with all the talk of lures , what about a nice fillet of western king wrasse. they are a great bait for dhuies

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Best bait

Sat, 2010-12-04 09:16

that weve found for Dhuies is i super fresh cuttlefish tenticle. If you ever catch one while fishing for Dhuies (relatively common down here) chuck a whole tenticle on a set of snelled 8/0's and WHAMMO! Usually interests the big girls too 15kg+.

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Squidgy.....

Sat, 2010-12-04 09:26

Flick Baits and Wrigglers in 140mm

Lucanus Jigs

Shouts

Or live bait...

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I'm going to see how these

Sat, 2010-12-04 13:01

I'm going to see how these Gillies Octa jigs work when the season starts again.

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I'm with the Faulkners...

Sat, 2010-12-04 13:13

I'm with the Faulkners... can't beat fresh wrasse. I always do a surgical examination of the gut when filleting and 9 times out of ten there will be a whole wrasse in there.

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our fav's

Sat, 2010-12-04 13:21

Best bait, whole californian squid on a snelled drift bait rig. If patternoster then local cray ocky, skinned and cut into bite size pieces.

 

As for best Dhu jigs, myself & Ryan have a few favs;

 

JFLab jigs/Zest jigs/Shout jigs in 90-120gram approx

McArthy SP 7 inch bullhead & 6 inch paddletails are dhufish candy.

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The JFLab jigs, do they have

Sat, 2010-12-04 15:47

The JFLab jigs, do they have skirts etc on them ?

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JF Lab jigs...

Sat, 2010-12-04 15:58

No they're not an Octa or Pirate style jig. They are the straight style jigs, like the Shout Stays, Sea Rocks, etc etc.

We do have the Eupro Marugo (Pirate style) jig with the occy skirt on it.

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Is there much difference

Sat, 2010-12-04 16:36

Is there much difference between the Kamikaze Pirates and the Daiwa brand ?

 

I imagine the action would differ

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i dno but ima try the

Sat, 2010-12-04 16:37

i dno but ima try the kamikaze this season :)

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They look pretty similar,

Sat, 2010-12-04 16:43

They look pretty similar, getting real toey now

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Bucktails

Sat, 2010-12-04 18:21

For Me,

Have caught my biggest Dhuies, then the Pirates Arrr

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All of the above work well

Sun, 2010-12-05 05:29

What you need to realise is that catching a dhufish is not all that hard.They are one of the dumbest fish that swim the ocean.They will eat almost anything.When the ban is over i will use a piece of old dishcloth to catch one just to prove my point.LaughingThere just seems to be a lot of folks that overcomplicate fishing,after all it is about the location, a few friends, a couple of cold bevies and grabbing a quick feed for the family.LaughingIf you cant catch a dhufish you need to sell all your gear and your boat or start fishing areas outside the marina.

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Wow an old dishcloth eh

Sun, 2010-12-05 09:00

Wow an old dishcloth eh !

 

Best you be posting up pics

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Catching dhuys on bait can

Sun, 2010-12-05 09:19

Catching dhuys on bait can be too easy at times. That's why I prefer to jig. It is more of a challenge. It's not just about getting a feed for me.

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Bang on Brendan, especially

Sun, 2010-12-05 09:23

Bang on Brendan, especially with the new catch limits.

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I must admit

Sun, 2010-12-05 08:51

I do agree with you Allrounder. It is all about being in the right area's, alot of guys spend too much time drifting aimlessly around 'hopeing' that a dhuie will commit suicide and jump on there line. Spend more time sounding/looking and having the right stuff on the end of your line and the Dhuies will comeWink

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Dhuie rig?

Sun, 2010-12-05 11:24

As this will be my first season fishing for dhuies, etc, as we've just bought the big boat, I'm thinking of starting out with a simple patanosta rig.

I know the sinker weight will depend on the depth and drift rate, but I'm wondering what size and style of hook to use. I know the dhuie has a very large mouth so any reasonably sized bait will be gobbled up with ease.

I've got some 6/0 suicide hooks in my tackle box....are these ok or would anyone suggest something bigger/smaller/better?

 

Thanks in advance for your comments.

 

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gates

Sun, 2010-12-05 16:15

make sure they are a quality 6/0 hook though! ive seen so many big duhies lost due to cheap hooks bending!!! myself i use 10/0 tuna circle and a 5/0 tuna circle snelled together about five centemetres apart but that distance will change with what bait you use!!

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Yeah

Sun, 2010-12-05 15:39

6/0's will be OK though i would have 2 snelled 5-10cm apart so you can use a larger bait eg. Fish fillet, whole squid, occy tenticle. Run 2 sets of hooks on a paternoster rig. I'd dare say most of the Dhuies ever caught would have been on paternoster rigs so no dramas there.

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Jigs.

Sun, 2010-12-05 16:07

I've now seen it way too many times to be a fluke...dhuies of all sizes blowing right past all manner of bait (wrasse/occy/squid/sgt baker/cuttlefish/whiting/etc) to smash a metal jig. Doesn't have to be a "flutter" style jig, either. Dropped a knife jig on a known sambo lump 'cause we already had the boat limit for dhufish, and yep, another dhu ate it. 75cm released. Jigging back of FFB off Mandurah with a 90g Lighten, hoping to scare up sambos...again Mr Dhu, 62cm, release 'cause of ban. These fish were actually outrunning sambos to the jig!

 

Don't know why, maybe it's out of anger/territorialism/lack of stink/whatever, but unless small children/old people want to come out and soak bait, I'm over it.

 

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Thanks mate, that is what

Sun, 2010-12-05 16:19

Thanks mate, that is what i'm talking about

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Has anyone heard of cherry

Sun, 2010-12-05 18:36

Has anyone heard of cherry tomatoes? Second hand story of and old fella who apparently swears by them at Lancelin;)

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Snelled hooks

Sun, 2010-12-05 19:18

Thanks for the advice about fish hook size for dhuies.....now can you please explain the idea of snelling the hooks. Obviously they're not ganged together so I'm assuming that there's a bottom hook attached to the end of the paternoster rig's hook dropper, with another attached on the same dropper, slightly higher than the bottom hook.

 

Are the 2 hooks not necessarily the same size, and if so, which hook is the bigger one, the upper or lower one?

 

Why not just gang them??

 

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the snelled hooks display

Sun, 2010-12-05 20:24

the snelled hooks display the bait better... espsecially the Californian squid. I usually put a mulie on the top hook. Don't have to be the same size personal preferance I guess. I usually use 7/0-9/0 chemi sharpened hooks.

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match the hooks to the bait

Mon, 2010-12-06 13:15

match the hooks to the bait you're using so the point is left well exposed. good idea to have a smaller terminal hook incase of kg's (mustad hoodlums in 2/0 are tough as)

drift bait over paternosta if bait fishing.

 

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Snelling

Mon, 2010-12-06 13:59

Rusty, for squid we use two hooks the same size ie 6/0 with california squid.

See presentation pic below from Ryan Thipthorp's driftbaiting article he did a while ago;

 

 

Snelling makes the squid look better ie presentation and when the fish are mouthing the bait it gives you a better hook up than gangs.

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Is that a crimp above the

Mon, 2010-12-06 15:48

Is that a crimp above the sinker ?

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yes

Mon, 2010-12-06 16:21

A crimp indeed, Ryan started puting the crimp in (approx 8 inches up) from the hooks to stop the sinker from running up to the swivel on descent and twisting/tangling up which is can with slower drift speeds.

 

The second thing it does is give the squid a better action in the water when drifting with having the sinker locked near the squid hood.

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Good tip,will give it a go

Mon, 2010-12-06 17:16

Good tip,will give it a go for some snapper

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Parrotfish

Mon, 2010-12-06 16:04

Always have a small line over first to catch a parrotfish, the bigger the better, then straight on to an 8/0 tarpon live.

Even next best bait is a whole small cuttlefish or a good size mullet fillet

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Snelled hooks

Mon, 2010-12-06 18:31

Thanks Honsu

A picture is worth a thousand words (well, to me at least) and your picture of the snelled hooks in a squid was most helpful.

 

Is there any issue with a big fish taking the bait via the bottom hook, only to bite thru the line between the two hooks..that would be a shame to lose a fish that way?

 

The live bait rig is another option that I'll try, too. I don't seem to have any trouble catching rock cod/wrasse/parrot fish so that's a start!

 

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Never seen it happen

Mon, 2010-12-06 18:43

unless you hook a shark i'd be very surprised if you got bitten off. You should be using at least 80lb leader and get some tough stuff like jinki, black magic or penn 10x.

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Hey rusty, if you use a

Mon, 2010-12-06 18:44

Hey rusty, if you use a 80-100lb leader you will have no trouble, Dhuies are not renowned for biting through leaders.

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LOL mate

Mon, 2010-12-06 19:06

I only run 130pound and if the biggens are around and hungry you wont see a snell on my rig.They have left me red faced on to many occasions.EmbarassedWe have had 100 pound snapped like cotton and even had two 20 plus fish on the same rig and the bigger bottom on rasped the leader from the second swivel all the way down and blew the snells straight of the end of the leader.Laughing

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Fair enough

Mon, 2010-12-06 19:12

how about you give us/ r.gates an example of how you set up your rig. Any idea's are always appreciatedSmile

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That is something that we have spent years refining

Mon, 2010-12-06 19:30

People need to do the hard yards and learn for themselves.Many hours of hard work have gone into what i have learned.I dont agree with putting everything on the net as it is bad enough as it is.That as well as the electrics you can buy now and pinging are pet hates of mine.Alfred has been diving with abs in the same area as me for many years and i have known him even longer and i only told him some things to look for 2 weeks back and he got his first ab over 100 then the week later he got 6 over 100mm.If it took that long to tell him that why would i put all my hard work up for the whole world to see.Now if he tells one person then they tell two others next thing you know there are none for me.Laughing

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You are so full of shit

Mon, 2010-12-06 20:26

You are so full of shit mate, weren't you gobbing off about how easy dhuies are to catch.

"I can get them on an old dishcloth", or some bollocks.

How about contributing something constructive instead of big noteing yourself.

I have caught heaps of dhuies 10 - 18kg on 80 - 100 lb jinki, and never once been busted off. So i feel happy to pass on that advice to Rusty gates.

What do you add ? 

Nothing but criticisim, although after 100 years you told Alfred how to catch Abs.

Wow, what a guy !

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Not big noting in the slightest mate

Mon, 2010-12-06 21:17

Just think people need to go and do the hard yards a bit more.Didnt tell Alfred how to catch abs at all just something that he didnt look for Mate.Just saying the respect and knowledge is something that is earned not just handed out willy nilly on a web site.If you have been catching so many dhu and never been busted off then you are by far a better fisherman than i am and i will be the first to admit it.As far as your attitude goes i wont go that low.All i have said is that some people overcomplicate fishing and that still stands.My advise to Rusty was to try everything and find what works for him.As far as catching a dhufish on a dish cloth i guess time will tell if it works or not heyWinkIf it does are you going to rush down and buy a packet yourself?By the way i dont think Alfred is going to like the fact that you think he is 100 years old.You need to read twice and think about the posts i feel.The reason i dont post many pics anymore are because of stupid arse comments like your one above.

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Can you quote where you

Mon, 2010-12-06 21:43

Can you quote where you advised rusty " to try everything and find out what works for him "

All i got was you bagging out a suggested leader rating, Poor bloke just wants a kick start. it's not as if he is asking for GPS spots.

Remember you are a long time dead bro, and like money you can't take it with you .

 

I'm sorry i can't comment on your quip about poting pics anymore, because i have no idea what you are on about.

 

Hey, i'm sure Alfred wont mind Wink

 

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Was i bagging out suggested leader rating?

Tue, 2010-12-07 04:45

All i have stated is i only use 130 on my rigs for Dhu.Dont see how that is a bagging.If he wants to come for a run with me i am more than happy to give him some pointers..As far as not taking it with me if you ask a few people on here if i have given them advice or gps marks you will be surprised at the amount that come up.I just choose not to give the info to the entire fishing community that have access to the internet.Wink

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Thats fair enough, but i

Tue, 2010-12-07 08:07

Thats fair enough, but i still want that pic of you with a 30lb dhuie, with a dirty dishcloth hanging out its gob Smile

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After the 16th

Tue, 2010-12-07 20:09

How do you want it ?On a jig head or a bottom  bashing rigLaughing

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How about you SMB's   or

Tue, 2010-12-07 20:41

How about you SMB's Laughing

 

or on Rons busted arse reel

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i will have a crack at a handline first

Tue, 2010-12-07 20:46

i think i have an old one in the shed.If i get bored i will go with a small calibre rod just for overall effect.

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Just for the record, Tony

Tue, 2010-12-07 21:41

Just for the record, Tony only gave me a tip on what type of structure to look at.  Was hard work, but they were there.  No specific instructions.

 

.........  and it looks like I not only feel old, but look it too!

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Don't worry Alfred, you aint

Wed, 2010-12-08 10:25

Don't worry Alfred, you aint the lone ranger !

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Definately agree with the

Mon, 2010-12-06 19:23

Definately agree with the leader issue...... nothing less than 150lb

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120lb leader

Mon, 2010-12-06 19:32

I've got 120lb Black Magic leader which I thought would be ok...any examples of rigs would be greatly appreciated, thanks.

 

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i did ok on 40lb fluro on

Mon, 2010-12-06 22:51

i did ok on 40lb fluro on jig

lost a few snells to the boltcutters tho

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Yeah Graham, boltcutters and

Tue, 2010-12-07 08:10

Yeah Graham, boltcutters and NW Blowies. Doesn't matter what size your running, unless you go cable.

 

Rusty, go a simple paternoster rig

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Thanks Overboard

Tue, 2010-12-07 09:49

I'll start with the paternoster rig and see what happens.

Finding some ground with 'fish' showing on the sounder is the best place to start, even though they might not be taking what we're offering.

Having a range of options....live bait, bait, jigs, SP gives the best chance of catching a fish, me thinks!

 

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Thats it rusty cover all

Tue, 2010-12-07 10:08

Thats it rusty cover all bases, because some days baits will work better than artificial.

By all reports the Mcarthy soft plastics did some damage befor the demersal ban, so make sure you have a packet or 2 of them in the tackle box.

 

Just make sure not to set the hook too early when using baits, dhuies like to mouth or suck a bait. So when you feel them pulling at your line give them a couple of meters, before striking.

You will drop a few and catch a few more, and find your style.

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MOB

Tue, 2010-12-07 10:58

You make a good point about giving the fish a chance to take the bait before striking....that's something that we'll have to get used to, in the excitement of that first bite on/after 16th!!

Weather permitting, we'll be out there, but we won't be alone Laughing

 

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info

Tue, 2010-12-07 12:14

Rusty Quote -Is there any issue with a big fish taking the bait via the bottom hook, only to bite thru the line between the two hooks..that would be a shame to lose a fish that way?


Rusty ,Dhufish have raspy teeth and can wear but you also dont want to go too heavy on the driftbait leader either (will minimize bites from other fish/spooky fish)

 

You can use 80lb and thats fine but increasing to 100lb (Jinkai plus) for longevity from the drift bait rig is good. Using flurocarbon will allow you to drop down in leader poundage due to higher abrasion resistence, you can use 50-60lb Sunline flurocarbon.

 

As for using even heavier trace for bottom bouncing, I agree with Ryan ie you up it again to say 120lb when you have 2 or 3 droppers as double header fish will often scissor snap your trace line.

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can't remember who posted

Tue, 2010-12-07 13:20

can't remember who posted the pic , but if you're worried , you could thread on some red plastic tube over the leader between the snells as extra protection

 

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circles?

Wed, 2010-12-08 10:57

most of this snelling talk seems to be using suicides or tarpons. Is that the best way to go? What about circle hooks, or is that just for standard paternoster droppers?

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hooks

Thu, 2010-12-09 08:53

just bumping thread. Any advice on hooks? (see previous post)

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Circles are a bit tricky to

Thu, 2010-12-09 09:24

Circles are a bit tricky to bait, and I'm sure they're even worse snelled!

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