Mulloway lures - for dirty water rivermouths etc.

 I'm looking for some lure suggestions for targetting post-rain Mulloway. Have had luck with small metal slices on the smaller models, should I just increase lure size to find the larger ones ? I try to fish the clean-dirty water border and I've had strikes on broomhandle lures too. I'm using a 9ft Angler rod and a 4000 Cazna with 20lb braid. Cheers in advance. 


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 Have not spent much time

Mon, 2017-09-25 10:56

 Have not spent much time targeting mulla on lures myself but I know they spend a fair bit of time doing it over east & the 5"-7" paddle tail soft plastic patterns are very popular. I also know that the usual tactics of following the tides is very important but overwhelmingly the most important thing seems to be targeting them around good ambush structure (funnels, drop offs, colour changes etc). I've also heard of quite a few coming on traditional hardbody minnow style lures around the 15cm mark. I think there are often tactics like leadcore line etc being employed to get the lures down into the strike zone but I'm not entirely sure. There are a few good articles by Rob Madaffari & Steve Starling on the subject that you might like to google if you haven't already.

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Paddle tail plastics and a

Mon, 2017-09-25 15:10

Paddle tail plastics and a slow roll retrieve.
Divers speaking to a mate chasing them in the rivers he used to find a nice drop off use a deep diver crank down til it hit the bank let it float for a few seconds then crank back down and hit the bank he theory been it makes more noise and and would resemable a small bait fish looking for food
Hope that helps

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Second what Callum says. Dont

Mon, 2017-09-25 15:21

Second what Callum says. Dont rule out hard and soft vibes, they've been successful on mulloway over east and in South Africa

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Maybe those new small halco

Mon, 2017-09-25 16:55

Maybe those new small halco Maxs might work hopped or rolled then

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Thanks for the info guys. I'm

Mon, 2017-09-25 17:09

Thanks for the info guys. I'm going to try some McArthy Paddletails I have, and I have already been investigating the soft vibes. I'm gonna grab a couple of different ones I think, mix it up and see what works.  

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 Ask Chrisfish I think his

Mon, 2017-09-25 18:56

 Ask Chrisfish I think his user name is on here or if ur on Facebook look up the Dixon brothers fishing. Think they were using Maria loadeds  they were catching a fair few down Albany way 

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I'd be going with the vibes

Tue, 2017-09-26 10:14

I'd be going with the vibes

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halco 110 tremblers

Tue, 2017-09-26 12:25

with a nice slow lift and drop retrieve.