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 So i did some reading, watched some videos and i ended up going with the Z man 7" scented jerk shadz in nuked chicken and glow paired up with 3/8 1/2 and 3/4 oz weights with 5/0xh jig heads. Then a z man 9" grubz in neon pink.

How does this sound for snapper and dhuies in 10 - 18m of water

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About right

Fri, 2018-07-06 16:57

 We use 7" jerk shadz with 1 oz 7/0 and 5" with 5/0, use coconut ice or glow.

20-30m watr

Dhu love the glow.

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 I read some where 1 gram per

Fri, 2018-07-06 17:04

 I read some where 1 gram per meter of water. Do you think 5/0XH will be too small?

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Pretty well sorted

Fri, 2018-07-06 17:15

Get some paddle tails to fish when you have no drift/current. The tail helps slow the placcy down for max free fall time! And I try fish as light jig head as possible in the depth/current you are fishing.

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 What size do you recommend? 

Fri, 2018-07-06 17:19

 What size do you recommend? 

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 Does anyone else think I

Fri, 2018-07-06 17:23

 Does anyone else think I should get some bigger hooks ?

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Thats pretty much perfect.

Fri, 2018-07-06 18:49

We use the exact same set up mate, prefer the nitro jig heads but have used those ones and they are fine. The big pinkies can make a mess of both brands of jig heads occasionally. In those depths the 3/8 head is ideal, you may want to grab a pack of 1/4 oz heads for slowly fluttering placcys down on cray pots on no-drift days if thats your thing, it can be very effective at times. We like to use berkley jerk shads, best colours seem to be nuclear chicken, blue pepper neon, pilchard or white, what you have bought will work just as good I'm sure, pinky aren't too fussy when they are on the feed.

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 Well thats re assuring i was

Fri, 2018-07-06 19:00

 Well thats re assuring i was just discussing with the misses if i should go and grab some 5" aswell. Yer i was looking for 1/4 oz 5/0 but they must have been out Of stock.... 

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Fri, 2018-07-06 19:09

 I mix it up a bit, mainly use Abrolhos soft plastics, but always have an octa jig bouncing around down there. I’ve caught 2 of my pinkies last year on fish candy smash crabs in the blue manna colours when nothing else worked.

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 I bought one of those

Fri, 2018-07-06 19:20

 I bought one of those octajig things years ago and have never even put it jn the water. Lol i will have to give it a try, thanks for the heads up,

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Fri, 2018-07-06 19:44

 Yeah, just leave the rod in the holder and let the up down motion of the boat work the lure, that’s all it takes.

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Mix it up with smaller sizes

Mon, 2018-07-09 12:28

Mix it up with smaller sizes too, the 5in zman paddlerz go well. The headlockz range(blue packet) of jigheads has a way better hook keeper more suited for zman plastics, you'll find they slip down a lot more on the other range of jigheads

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 Cheers for the advice 

Tue, 2018-07-10 12:35

 Cheers for the advice 

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I never have luck with jig

Mon, 2018-07-09 12:39

I never have luck with jig heads and plastics. I must be shit at it lol. Need to practice.

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 Well so far I’m in the same

Tue, 2018-07-10 12:35

 Well so far I’m in the same boat 

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At least you have a boat to

Tue, 2018-07-10 12:45

At least you have a boat to practice haha. I sorted out all my fishing gear last night. Man i have so much stuff and always go to the same ones when fishing. Ive managed to get all my gear into just 2 bags now. :)

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I need to stop spending money

Tue, 2018-07-10 12:46

I need to stop spending money

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Hearing you on that one

Fri, 2018-07-13 12:46

 Yer same i cleaned up all my gear and found about a back pack full of hard body lures from when i was living up in karratha, all still in the packets. I buy all this gear and end up turning back to a couple of old favourites.

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Hearing you on that one

Fri, 2018-07-13 12:46

 Yer same i cleaned up all my gear and found about a back pack full of hard body lures from when i was living up in karratha, all still in the packets. I buy all this gear and end up turning back to a couple of old favourites.

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