slide bait venture

 Recently started sliding in WA - Bunbury to Mandurah coastline. results are: 7ft bronzy, big ray's (one send an Opus bull 6000 to hospital) nice mulloway and a lost 65cm tailor. Anyone else into sliding? Cheers

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This is one of the sharks

Fri, 2011-12-23 08:00

This is one of the sharks caught last season on slides around perth. Me and my mate do some sliding in and around perth as well. Have you got any pics of the seven foot shark? that is a decent size .

Cheers Seb

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Hi Seb... decent camera was

Fri, 2011-12-23 20:08

Hi Seb... decent camera was the only shortcoming of that outing but lessons learned. Dedicated camera now part of the gear. Have another go at posting the foto, Cheers,

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Is it just me or can no one

Fri, 2011-12-23 08:01

Is it just me or can no one else see a pic as well?????

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Yeh cant see it either

Fri, 2011-12-23 08:34

Yeh cant see it either

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Sliding

Fri, 2011-12-23 09:05

Just recently started trying out sliding baits but no luck as yet. Keen to spend a heap of summer nights on the beach and land that big one! You guys prefer live or dead baits?

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Live bait without a doubt! If

Fri, 2011-12-23 10:16

Live bait without a doubt! If not live then fresh as possible.... makes a huge difference i reckon

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Live

Fri, 2011-12-23 10:33

As Cutbad suggests. At least with a livie you have an hour or two window where you are not going to be harrassed by any but the most energetic of stingrays. If you add up your sinker, hook trace and non-return clip costs, the mammoth rays can get quite expensive after you bust off a few.

 

Also, I'm lazy and it's a lot less work getting the livebait out to sea than bouncing out a deadbait.  

 

Woke up in the swag at 2am this morning to the ratchet going ballistic, another ray :( 

 

 

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Sliding

Fri, 2011-12-23 12:26

Thanks guys, I thought livies were probably the best option. What live bait do you prefer to use?

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I go with live Herring,

Fri, 2011-12-23 13:15

I go with live Herring, squid, tailor or pretty much evreything i can catch at the time. But herring squid and tailor are my favorites.

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livies

Fri, 2011-12-23 13:16

It all depends on your what u targeting , the bigger the fish the bigger the bait ..... small baits , herring / whiting/small tailor normally will attract rays,small sharks and mabe a mulla.

Larger tailor 50cm plus will start attracting the larger sharks and some big rays .

If u want to catch the big sharks swim out a 4/5ft bronzie ..... candy to a big bull shark .

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shame

Fri, 2011-12-23 11:13

shame the photos arent working.  I would be to scared to sleep leaving a line in the water wondering if a bigun might take the whole combo to sea and the ratchet might not wake me up lol.  I have seen a few people lose combos in the day time this way when they didn't have or left the ratchet off

one guy came and accused a group I was fishing with of stealing his combo lol, there 1 minute gone the next.

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I lost the lot once

Fri, 2011-12-23 13:36

At Flat Rock. 12' Ugly Stik and a Shimano Baitrunner 6500 .. Ouch.

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Close

Fri, 2011-12-23 16:28

 A mate came close to losing his rig years ago  at Emu Springs east of Augusta , woke up to a click, click and hopped out of the sleeping bag to check his gear and there was only about 20-30 metres of about a 1000 left on the deep spool alvey. He'd put a big bait out and promptly went to sleep, lucky for him it woke me up, another  minute or so it would have been gone, never go to see what it was, he lost it after an hour and only had half his line back on the reel when it went.

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Lol

Fri, 2011-12-23 14:56

I hammer the rod holder in so far you couldn't tow it out and I tie the rod to my fishing trolley so that it can't tip over. Never had an issue hearing it as I sleep with it right above my head. Quickest you've ever seen me move when it goes off.

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Save the pain and buy a

Fri, 2011-12-23 18:29

Save the pain and buy a fishing alarm from hong kong, $2 plus free postage, loud as hell and work a treat.

 

Ebay is your friend

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Not in habit of leaving the

Fri, 2011-12-23 20:19

Not in habit of leaving the gear unattended... not a good sleep anycase. Even a zipper on a swag sounds like a screaming reel. The bronzy was taken on a decent bull herring. The herring seem to stay alive longer. Other live baits we use is salmon. Haven't produced yet. The theory that they are bait to the sharks should work out.

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Any tips on setting up a slide bait rig?

Fri, 2011-12-23 21:58

Not something I have conciously done. Anyone here (RAGBAG you bastard LOL) got any sketches of how you do this and how it works???

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vince

Sat, 2011-12-24 07:31

even better mate I'll show u , I'm not far from u,just let me know when u want to come round ... but to be able to slide u need the right gear.

U need to be able to cast a 8/9oz slide sinker , and a stiff rod to be able to work the slide correctly - like my broom sticks .

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Slide sinker

Sat, 2011-12-24 08:54

What's a slide sinker and what do they look like? Is it similar to a star sinker? And as for a 9oz, do you use a sinker that big just for bigger baits, or even for herring as well?

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sinker

Sat, 2011-12-24 09:17

It's a grapnel sinker , but the wire is double the length of the sinker and 1.6 mm spring steel.

The sinker needs to be heavy as it acts as an anchor point .... when u slide a big bait there is a lot of pressure being put on the sinker . If the wrong sinker is used it will pull loose and u won't be able to slide the bait out.

If using a small live bait u will probably get a way with a large star sinker , but a cone sinker would be better as it holds a lot better .