Jigheads for Bream

Hi guys, just curious as to what everyones go to jighead size and weights are for Bream around the Canning?
Been getting out there more and more lately but they're fussy buggers and I'm not having much luck with soft plastics yet so anything to try and increase my catch rate haha

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 1/8th to 1/32 size 1 or 2

Wed, 2014-12-03 13:53

 1/8th to 1/32 size 1 or 2 hook for me usually and I prefer the tt jig heads as they have super sharp hooks. Im a lousy breamer and I need every advantage I can get. 1/12 is usually my go to head size 

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Cheers mate will pick some of

Wed, 2014-12-03 14:57

Cheers mate will pick some of those up next time im at the tackleshop, I'm still using some cheap crappy ones I got in a tackle kit a few years back at the moment and I don't think they're cutting it.
I'll agree with you on needing every advantage you can get haha

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bream's mouth is pretty tough

Wed, 2014-12-03 16:17

bream's mouth is pretty tough so you need good sharp hook for penetration.

I use 1/8oz on size 1 hook - Squidgies ones.

If you are using zman plastic, u probably have to go a bit heavier to counteract the buoyancy of the plastics.

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 your probs doing not alot

Thu, 2014-12-04 06:57

 your probs doing not alot wrong man bream r fussy bastards but throw a prawn at em n they'll suck that in quicker then u cast it.

my opinion the lighter the jighead the better.

jus keep workin around structure itll pay off

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Yeah whenever I head out with

Thu, 2014-12-04 09:16

Yeah whenever I head out with the missus she still fishes with prawns otherwise she gets bored of not catching anything but I've been trying some soft plastics and surface lures, which always manages to end with her bragging about how many more she caught than me haha.
Stopping off at Moore river on the way throught to Lancelin this weekend so I'll see if my lucks any better there

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The lighter the better.

Thu, 2014-12-04 12:48

The lighter the better. Fishing flats and structure with Zman grubz 1/16 is the heaviest I will go, generally 1/20 or 1/24. Size 1 or 2 hooks. TT jigheads also my preferred.

Fishing drop offs etc will go up to 1/12 if its quite deep. Pretty much never up to 1/8, but possibly if weather/wind is shithouse or if fishing even deeper.

Fish them reeeeeeeeallly slowly. If you think you are going slow enough, go slower. Lots of pauses. Sometimes long ones too (bream will nail a placcy sitting there for 20 or 30 seconds whilst you are having a drink or not paying attention all the time!). Small and large hops along the bottom. Key here is always make sure you are on the bottom!

Its funny watching some people (even if you tell them to go slow and fish the bottom) they jerk and wind and do all sorts, then whinge they arent catching. It's because they arent in the strike zone! Then they give up fishing with soft plastics and say its too hard.

 

The reason I prefer fishing lighter is that a lot of my bream hits are on the drop (either on the cast, or after a hop). Fishing a light jig head with the Zman grubz with the tail flutter on the slowwww drop is dynamite!

Incoming tides/high tide, concentrate on the flats and snags. Fish are able to reach the food on the flats/snags and also hide in snags they cant reach when the water is low.

Outgoing/low tides, concentrate on the drop offs. Food coming off the banks over the drop offs where the big fish hang waiting for an easy feed (plenty of big flathead will also be bycatch during this method).

Good luck, and dont give up. it isn't as hard as you think if you really plan the way you are fishing!

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 That is great info. I'm

Fri, 2014-12-05 11:50

 That is great info. I'm searching for my first bream on a lure and have been persisting on the Rossmoyne flats. Is it worth going up through the upper reaches of the canning, using plastics on the snags?

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 With your jig heads you want

Sat, 2014-12-06 06:55

 With your jig heads you want a lighter one but not so light that the placcie doensnt give action as it drops, questions are what placcies are you using? What tides are you fishing? Times of the day? Depth of water? Is there bait fish around? All these play a role in breaming, yeah it is pretty full on but once you sus out how the bite changes over these different periods of the day you will have heaps of fun on goooood sized bream in that area. Say if your using zman grubs, great placcie to start out with, i use a 1gram squidgy hook most of the time yeah they are soft and the big boys crush them but they are small and kinda hidden just change them regularly, put your placcie on and make sure it swims properly, tail got lots of movement and body stays stable. If afew casts in one spot dont produce a bite move up a few meters and so on. Make sure your moving your placcie along the bottom and fairly slowly. As soon as you feel that tell take sharp knock/tap strike straight away, that tap is a bream grabbing it in his mouth if he doesnt hook itself it will spit it instantly. Oh and if they relly have lock jaw some times a dab of scent helps. Hope you do well breaming is awsome! I put a post up ages ago on here called bream on placcies i think, it was in that area and only used placcies.

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leader

Sat, 2014-12-06 08:23

 Completely forgot about your leader which is probably the key factor, i use flurocarbon normally 4lb nothing heavier than 6lb and no less than 1.5 meters

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Cheers guys, had another go

Mon, 2014-12-08 13:18

Cheers guys, had another go yesterday with some 1/16 and 1/20 jig heads, using some soft plastics from this local guy at the moment www.facebook.com/pages/Hooked-on-plastics/1417743648476305 they've got an awesome swimming action.
Generally fishing a late arvo/evening incomming tide (I think?) around 6pm mostly, no idea on water depth haha, plenty of bait fish around from what I could see and just wandering along the riverton side of shelley bridge in a few different spots had a bit of luck with one small bream and a couple of grunters. 

May pick up some Zman grubs to have a go with next time and will have to try out a smaller leader, got 4kg mono on the reel at the moment so I've just been using that.

Hopefully a bit more research/trial and error and some different retreives will start to pay off.

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read robs comment above u

Mon, 2014-12-08 12:18

read robs comment above u

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The madeye paddleprawns have

Mon, 2014-12-08 12:34

The madeye paddleprawns have outfished the zman grubz for us on most occasions

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4kg mono on the reel?

Mon, 2014-12-08 13:29

4kg mono on the reel? Straight through to the jig head?? that would be the first thing I suggest to change.
For all lure related (Placcies and hard bodies) bream fishing I HIGHLY recommend Braid on your spool. No stretch = feeling every tiny tap from the fish.

Learn to tie an improved albright, slim beauty or double uni knot to tie your leader to your braid.

Fish a rod length, or thereabouts, Flourocarbon leader. 4, 6 or 8lb is what I use depending if snag country or flats. 

Follow Rob's advice up there^^  he's a breaming machine.
 

 

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JIGHEADS FOR BREAM

Mon, 2014-12-08 14:58

Thanks all for the great read and info. i am new to bream busting on soft plastics also and have found some very useful tips on this forum...again thankyou all concerned...

 

 

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 One thing that has surprised

Mon, 2014-12-08 17:27

 One thing that has surprised me is using squid tentacles for bait. Works really really well!

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 Bait doesnt count in

Tue, 2014-12-09 13:10

 Bait doesnt count in breaming, the topic is about jig heads not what bait.

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Wouldn't  fish heavier than

Mon, 2014-12-08 19:22

Wouldn't  fish heavier than 1/16 for landbase breaming. 1/20 to 1/24 is the go for 2.5 grubs imo. Fish early at first light. Good luck.

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 We used to do well with

Wed, 2015-02-04 12:30

 We used to do well with flurocarbon leader on braid. Using 1/8 1/16 and zman 2.5" grubs in either pumpkin seek or motor oil colour. Try kent street weir, its almost like shooting fish in a barrel. All in all bream are fussy...keep at them and ull land them soon enough

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Yeah I think it was the 4kg

Wed, 2015-02-04 14:38

Yeah I think it was the 4kg mono letting me down at the end of the day haha, 6lb braid and 4lb leader has increased my hookup rate 10fold.

Trying to master the hardbodies now haha love a good challenge

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