What lures to take to Wickham?

OK, so I will be heading up to Wickham for at least a few months.  I have bought a nice 7 foot rod and abu garcia reel spooled with 14lb 0.18mm braid.  The rob is stamped 4-8kg; 10-48 g (I assume this is recommended line and lure weights) .  I haven't bought lures and tackle yet.  I know from trout/redfin fishing it is easy to get a tackle box full of lures that never get used and a few favourites are used all the time, so, what is essential up there?  What have lures do you find yourself reaching for over and over?  I assume soft plastics, and poppers are useful but what colours and patterns?

 

Cheers in advance.. Bill


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Sat, 2019-12-07 09:17

 Small soft plastics poppers stickbaits and twistys will all have their time to shine up there

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Thanks Paulzy, do colours

Sat, 2019-12-07 09:31

Thanks Paulzy, do colours make a difference or is it different at different times/tides/moods of fish etc.  Excuse the ignorance of a northern newbie - what are stickbaits and twistys?  I am guessing metal lures (we used to call them spinners - good for tailor) and the bibbed lures.

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Thanks Paulzy, do colours

Sat, 2019-12-07 09:31

Thanks Paulzy, do colours make a difference or is it different at different times/tides/moods of fish etc.  Excuse the ignorance of a northern newbie - what are stickbaits and twistys?  I am guessing metal lures (we used to call them spinners - good for tailor) and the bibbed lures.

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Sat, 2019-12-07 09:43

 Stickbaits are a bibless hardbody plastic lure and twistys are metal slices. Colours don’t matter too much.  Different places work on different ides but the causeway and sams creek  at Samson are  a good place to start on most tides

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Cheers P.  I will buy a range

Sat, 2019-12-07 13:15

Cheers P.  I will buy a range of those to try out.

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Sat, 2019-12-07 10:08

G'Day Dogfish, I may be biased because I make them, but try and get hold of some 1 - 2oz leadheads and some 1/2oz - 1oz bucktails.

The leadheads can be jigged, trolled, cast or chuck a sliver of fish flesh on the hook and bottom bounce with them (crack cocaine for coral trout etc).

As for the bucktails, what fish doesn't eat a white bucktail.

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Thanks John, I will check out

Sat, 2019-12-07 13:16

Thanks John, I will check out your website.

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 Take a throw net too for

Sat, 2019-12-07 13:16

 Take a throw net too for livies 

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Hi Doc, I am one of those

Sat, 2019-12-07 13:18

Hi Doc, I am one of those strange anglers that just can't livebait - one exception being cockroaches for trout.

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Don't forget a really light

Sat, 2019-12-07 17:21

Don't forget a really light combo (same as your redfin type gear) you can get a lot of whiting, bream, Jack's etc. on baby stickbaits /plastics. 

 

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Note Feral, thanks. 

Sat, 2019-12-07 18:37

Note Feral, thanks.