Herring Lure

 Hi All, Went down to woodmans point today trying to get herring, Got one on and got to shore but spat the hook over a rock and fell back in... There was still bubbling on the suface but couldnt get any, After putting a smaller hook on i soon found out they were trumpeter.....

 

Anyway on that note there was a guy down there with a burley blob with a silvery lure on the end that looked homemade, I was wondering if any of you have made a homemade lure for herring, ive seen the green straw lures but, Do they work well? And how are they meant to be used?

thanks Alex!


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alex ,,,silver spoons ,,,cut

Fri, 2017-11-10 20:50

alex ,,,silver spoons ,,,cut the head of them and use the handle drill a small hole in each end , put your rings on each end , at thicker end , put a small red plastic ''tiggy and your treble

cheap simple and works well , cheap copy of the 20gm halco slice .. buy the spoons at garage sales etc knives also can be done , but there heavier ..

best used trolled from boat

hezzy

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 try the straw behind a

Fri, 2017-11-10 20:54

 try the straw behind a float. if the herring are there they will go for it. even the yellow and red hj straws cut about 1 inch long work

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Try it

Fri, 2017-11-10 20:56

ill try it when i go down tomorrow, Should I cast out and then slow retrive? 

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 yeah but not too slow.

Fri, 2017-11-10 20:59

 yeah but not too slow. hezzaz are predatory and the straw running through the water turns them on like a lure to a mackie. make sure the trace is at least 1 meter behind the float. try diff color straw and various speed retreival

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Went Great

Sat, 2017-11-11 15:21

Went out and tried it this morning and they work great i saw heap of herring chasing them but i just couldn't get one on had a few bites then they went off the bite and left but fun anyway 

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If you want an inexpensive

Fri, 2017-11-10 21:02

If you want an inexpensive surface lure grab a Berkley Scumdog and you can get the 'walk the dog action' without a bream rod by putting your finger over the line above the reel as you reel it in. Much more fun seeing them come up and hit your lure on the surface.

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I've done a heap of fishing

Sat, 2017-11-11 05:34

I've done a heap of fishing for Hezzas down here with bait, Twistys etc and by far the blob with green straw works the best, especially when its calm. Local tackle shops even make their own rigs and sell them just for herring.
Try to grab a blob with the hole in and pack it with berley (pollard and fish oil mixed)

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A blob?

Sat, 2017-11-11 08:37
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I've been told herring love

Sat, 2017-11-11 13:43

I've been told herring love small chrome and gold twistys. Not had a chance to test mine on them yet.

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 White wall plug on a long

Sat, 2017-11-11 17:33

 White wall plug on a long shank hook trailed behind a burley cage.

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