GT food

GT food

Collection of bling is getting better


big john's picture

Posts: 8388

Date Joined: 20/07/06

Hooks?

Wed, 2009-03-11 18:49

LOL, wont catch any without hooks Brad.

Seriously though, do you notice much difference in the GT's interest regarding a $20 Dumbbell and a $100 Fisherman?

John

I head a little FURTHER NORTH each year,
Leave the cities behind, out of sight of mind,
.......

____________________________________________________________________________

WA based manufacturer and supplier of premium leadhead jigs, bucktail jigs, 'bulletproof' soft plastic jig heads and XOS bullet jig heads.

Jigs available NOR at Shorecatch, Bluewater Joondalup/Myaree or online in my web store!

PilbaraBrad's picture

Posts: 3628

Date Joined: 16/05/07

The "more expensive " ones

Wed, 2009-03-11 18:54

The "more expensive " ones seem to take a fair bit more Shit BJ. The last a lot longer thats for sure. I actually like the cuberas the best so far which is a mid range popper, very easy to work and proven successfull.

If you figure it out, 2 dubbells = 1 cubera but a cubera last a hell of a lot longer that 2 dumbells. I still have a few of the dumbells for the really harsh ground where i refuse to throw an expensive popper

http://fishwrecked-reeltime.com/

Adam Gallash's picture

Posts: 15257

Date Joined: 29/11/05

yuppie

Wed, 2009-03-11 19:06

Nuff said.

____________________________________________________________________________

Site Admin - Just ask if you need assistance

schecky's picture

Posts: 1645

Date Joined: 25/08/08

i suggest giving hooks a try

Wed, 2009-03-11 19:12

i suggest giving hooks a try brad

will increase your catch rate dramatically!

 

nah nice collection mate

 

formerly fishoreub

PilbaraBrad's picture

Posts: 3628

Date Joined: 16/05/07

nah, i might hook one and

Wed, 2009-03-11 19:14

nah, i might hook one and loose a lure

just a lot better for storage, takes 2 seconds to put some hooks on

then you dont need four hundred sets of owner trebbles and splits

http://fishwrecked-reeltime.com/

schecky's picture

Posts: 1645

Date Joined: 25/08/08

yeah good point i would do

Wed, 2009-03-11 19:30

yeah good point

i would do that but i hate fiddling round with trebles and split rings while im fishing

mainly cos im lazy haha

 

formerly fishoreub

WODF's picture

Posts: 567

Date Joined: 16/10/08

Nice collection Brad

Wed, 2009-03-11 19:23

Around what weight are they? That red Cubera(top left) has certainly taken a beating, how many fish has that accounted for? Also, do you get those Cuberas at your local?

 

"holy sh!t, did you see that?"

PilbaraBrad's picture

Posts: 3628

Date Joined: 16/05/07

All between 110 and 170g the

Wed, 2009-03-11 19:27

All between 110 and 170g

the cuberas are 125g's yeah the red one has caught quite a few GT's

http://fishwrecked-reeltime.com/

SamC's picture

Posts: 2013

Date Joined: 30/08/06

They're all looking way too

Wed, 2009-03-11 19:41

They're all looking way too new Brad, except top left has a few love bites!Tongue out

Where do you get your craftbaits from? 

Cheers,
Sam

____________________________________________________________________________

Cheers,

Sam

PilbaraBrad's picture

Posts: 3628

Date Joined: 16/05/07

ordered them from overseas

Wed, 2009-03-11 20:51

ordered them from overseas

http://fishwrecked-reeltime.com/

Kasey L.'s picture

Posts: 1390

Date Joined: 02/03/06

John, There is a big

Wed, 2009-03-11 20:42

John,
There is a big difference between the action, swim and splash of a Fisherman Big Mouth and Dumbell.

There is even a significant difference between a $100 Fisherman Big Mouth and $100 Fisherman S-pop. While sometimes a GT will hit anything that moves, there is alot more that meets the eye than just a splash and loud noise.

In fact, there are alot of GT poppers out there which are highly effective yet completely silent.

Jezza's picture

Posts: 184

Date Joined: 25/01/08

very nice set of lures

Wed, 2009-03-11 20:33

very nice set of lures there, hopefully they will produce some good fish!

Roger Knife's picture

Posts: 710

Date Joined: 12/01/09

Which ones are worth buying

Thu, 2009-03-12 17:39

Which ones are worth buying when I come over brad, will be chucking off the shore and hopefully from a boat or 2, what do you reckon?

Rayman

____________________________________________________________________________

Honorary Aussie and "foreign correspondant" for fishwrecked reel time. Make sure you have subscribed to:
http://fishwrecked-reeltime.com/

PilbaraBrad's picture

Posts: 3628

Date Joined: 16/05/07

Any of those poppers will do

Thu, 2009-03-12 18:19

Any of those poppers will do you mate

are you going after bigger stuff, what gear you got because that will influence my answer mate

http://fishwrecked-reeltime.com/

Roger Knife's picture

Posts: 710

Date Joined: 12/01/09

I will have a beachcaster

Thu, 2009-03-12 19:15

I will have a beachcaster and penn 535 for shore fishing, a light spinning rod which will cast 80g with a penn d5 baitcaster reel, and a 30lb class wavebalster boat rod with a penn 500l loaded with 50lb braid.  If I need something stronger I can organise that to but the wavebklaster will take some grief and the 550l is strong.  Cheers brad.

Rayman

____________________________________________________________________________

Honorary Aussie and "foreign correspondant" for fishwrecked reel time. Make sure you have subscribed to:
http://fishwrecked-reeltime.com/

PilbaraBrad's picture

Posts: 3628

Date Joined: 16/05/07

Rayman

Thu, 2009-03-12 21:04

Depnding on where you are fishing i would upgrade from 50lb. If there are big GT's and reef then expect to loose fish and gear. However if it is sand and open water you should be ok. All of the poppers in my picture are a min of 120g up to 170g so a bit big for what your after.

Perhaps check out the tuna 80's, either black jack, heru or nomad do them. Very similar to the cubera 125's in my picture just smaller (the red one with the teeth marks in it) alternativly you could just crab some halco rooster poppers they are cheap enough that you dont care and they work. Probably just need to upgrade the splits and trebbles to owners.

good luck!

http://fishwrecked-reeltime.com/

Roger Knife's picture

Posts: 710

Date Joined: 12/01/09

I can put 50lb on the reel

Fri, 2009-03-13 16:43

I can put 65lb on the reel no worries as that combo is used for winching conger from wrecks, they dont have the speed of a GT but 60lb of conger is usually well pissed when you drive a 8/0 through its head!!  The rod stops them, my waveblaster will cope with 150g of casting weight easy but I will take your suggestion and get a mixed bag of lures to cater for different conditions and weights.  Are they any spots to catch GT from the shore fella?

 

Thanks for the help really appreciate it

 

Rayman

____________________________________________________________________________

Honorary Aussie and "foreign correspondant" for fishwrecked reel time. Make sure you have subscribed to:
http://fishwrecked-reeltime.com/

UncutTriggerInWA's picture

Posts: 2692

Date Joined: 05/09/08

Purists at it again LOL

Thu, 2009-03-12 19:37

This reminds me of some old fly fishing sites LOL. You guys put so much thought into it. The tackle industry should pay you (and probably do). Like the pic from Roger Knife a day or so ago when he posted a pic of a pissy little Roach caught on clean maggots and a feather float. Most of us will say "so what?" but it does take thought and pesntation to get there.

Nice set Brad Wink

Cheers, Vince

http://vinceholt.spaces.live.com/

 ------------------------------

Work Smart - Fish Often

____________________________________________________________________________

Vince.
Work smart and fish often.
Member and die-hard supporter of the mighty West Coast Eagles.

Roger Knife's picture

Posts: 710

Date Joined: 12/01/09

Is that a compliment or a

Thu, 2009-03-12 22:15

Is that a compliment or a put down Vince LOL! I will put a pic of a proper roach on to show you what they should look like.

 

Cheers mate

Rog

Rayman

____________________________________________________________________________

Honorary Aussie and "foreign correspondant" for fishwrecked reel time. Make sure you have subscribed to:
http://fishwrecked-reeltime.com/

Webby's picture

Posts: 835

Date Joined: 24/09/08

Nice bench top, is it

Fri, 2009-03-13 10:52

Nice bench top, is it marbel?

____________________________________________________________________________

I live with fear every day... sometimes she lets me go fishing.

damo6230's picture

Posts: 2029

Date Joined: 07/06/08

those barra lures will be getting lonely Brad.....

Fri, 2009-03-13 11:40

 

 

 

RECFISHWEST Member

jay_burgess's picture

Posts: 4648

Date Joined: 18/08/05

That's ok, barra lures are

Fri, 2009-03-13 14:02

That's ok, barra lures are cheap and insignificant by comparison.

Kasey L.'s picture

Posts: 1390

Date Joined: 02/03/06

Haha, listen to him -

Fri, 2009-03-13 16:44

Haha, listen to him - insignificant!

Only cause your gamma's are worth about 10 of them ;)

jay_burgess's picture

Posts: 4648

Date Joined: 18/08/05

ha... more like 20 :)

Fri, 2009-03-13 18:49

ha... more like 20 :)

Ozzy's picture

Posts: 257

Date Joined: 11/06/08

Hey Brad,What sort

Fri, 2009-03-13 16:53

of cost are you looking at per Popper ??

PilbaraBrad's picture

Posts: 3628

Date Joined: 16/05/07

they range from around 35 to

Fri, 2009-03-13 17:59

they range from around 35 to 120 these days mate

you can even get more yuppie than that with the weakening aussie dollar

http://fishwrecked-reeltime.com/

Dog and Pup's picture

Posts: 42

Date Joined: 25/09/08

How do you put

Fri, 2009-03-13 17:28

How do you put a collection together. The way Pup and I are going we will be down to the bottom of the tackle box soon.

Maybe I should remove the hooks off Pups to save some.

PilbaraBrad's picture

Posts: 3628

Date Joined: 16/05/07

Ha, every fisherman still

Fri, 2009-03-13 18:00

Ha, every fisherman still has a collection, i use a shit load of barra lures during the season but i still have hundreds of them in reserve. You collect them and use them but always buy them just because they are there i suppose

http://fishwrecked-reeltime.com/

Roger Knife's picture

Posts: 710

Date Joined: 12/01/09

Would this work Brad..

Fri, 2009-03-13 18:11

Weighs about 110g and is 90-110cm long?

Rayman

____________________________________________________________________________

Honorary Aussie and "foreign correspondant" for fishwrecked reel time. Make sure you have subscribed to:
http://fishwrecked-reeltime.com/

PilbaraBrad's picture

Posts: 3628

Date Joined: 16/05/07

would work, depending on how

Fri, 2009-03-13 19:03

would work, depending on how it is constructed it might not work for very long. you want to find something that is wired all of the way through with 1.8-2mm wire . updrade to owner hooks and splits

Big GT's are brutal mate, they desroy gear.

If you want something that is reasonably priced that you just want for a trip get something like the river to sea dumbells, only about $20, but you will still have to upgrade the hooks and splits for GT's

here have a look
http://www.motackle.com.au/index.cfm?pr=product&product_id=4565

depending on where you go etc grab the 200mm 110g ones

http://fishwrecked-reeltime.com/

Roger Knife's picture

Posts: 710

Date Joined: 12/01/09

Cheers brad your a legend

Fri, 2009-03-13 21:32

Cheers brad your a legend will get some before I come over.  Will defo change hooks and splits, use owner trebles over here for bass and pike fishing so that is easy to do.  I f you have any more tips then let me know

Cheers

Rayman

____________________________________________________________________________

Honorary Aussie and "foreign correspondant" for fishwrecked reel time. Make sure you have subscribed to:
http://fishwrecked-reeltime.com/