Favourite soft plastics

 Hi guys 

I have started to use soft plastics and just want some advice on what your favourite soft plastics are for inshore fishing around 10 metres and what size jig heads you use in that depth l will mainly be targeting pink snapper King George whiting skippy and all other inshore fish.


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Tue, 2017-10-17 10:40

I target snapper and dhus with 5 inch plastics on a jig head with a 5/0 hook. Current jigheads are the 5/0 1 oz shad head from Big John's jigs. Plastics I use are zman paddletails or Abrohlos Tackle Mcpaddles

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That shallow

Tue, 2017-10-17 18:33

 And in the right conditions, an half oz jig h as should be more than enough. Cast in front of the drift line and twitch it back towards the boat as you go, making sure to have plenty of pauses and sink time along the way. I like the z man shad lures the most, about 5 inch always seem to work well for me. 




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 How does casting it in front

Sat, 2017-10-21 00:16

 How does casting it in front compare to straight drop



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Berkley jerk shads

Tue, 2017-10-17 22:39

In 7 inch are my go to placcy for inshore pinkys and dhuies, in nuclear chicken or any of the other glow colours. I use the nitro jig heads with a 5/0 hook, i like to work on about a gram per meter of water depth so for 10 meters a 1/4 to 3/8 ounce head would be good. If you can get the placcy to flutter down slowly it'll get hit if there is any good fish around. We use the same technique as Scano or sometimes we fish with the drift with the placcy rod in a rod holder, nice and lazy and works surprisingly well. I don't target skippy or KG's but id guess the 5 inch shad with a 3/0 jig would be a winner.



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100 series!

Thu, 2017-10-19 18:46

you have finally graced us with your info

id be listening Ethan this bloke has been 

killing it with placcys off two rocks fora 

good while now ! I think your secret

squirell coz you don't want any one 

taking your fish in close off Moore 

river !! Oppps ahhh shit ! Sorry bro

bloody lucky we're mates ! Or hopefully 

still are ? 

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Fri, 2017-10-20 18:20

thats where i tell you i go fishing!!