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punkin
Yakka


Australia
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Posted - 11 Aug 2006 :  05:06:09 AM  Show Profile Send punkin a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Going over to the Nth Coast NSW in a couplea weeks with some mates. I'm very interested to know of some good plastics to buy for the big snapper that i hope will still be there.

A few hints on colours, brands and styles would go a long way.

Anyplace i can buy on line or by phone and save a few bucks would be handy too

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Punkin
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Cry me an ocean, you ugly rat of a thing...

while you boys are doing things tommorow i will be out on the beach targeting plastics with perch

you are a peanut that is passionate about what you can afford

Never respond to clinical insanity - chances are you cannot help, and you risk a life-long relationship
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Originally posted by Dingo

I agree with the pelicans,


stacer474
Marlin


Australia
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Posted - 11 Aug 2006 :  07:09:53 AM  Show Profile  Visit stacer474's Homepage Send stacer474 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
i thought 4 to 5 inches was the reasonable size. what do snapper eat? id say that would be a good place to start colour wise

I beat the internet..... The end guy is hard

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hungrydog
Mackeral



Australia
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Posted - 11 Aug 2006 :  08:11:24 AM  Show Profile Send hungrydog a Private Message  Reply with Quote
G'day Punkin,
Where we are (Crowdy Head) there's been plenty of good snapper around just after the big seas subside.
The gun placcies in these parts are; in no particular order:
Berkley Gulp 4" Pogy Smelt
Berkley Gulp 4" Minnow Worm Watermelon
Berkley Powerbait 4" Minnow Smelt Scales
100mm Squidgy Fish in Neon
I reckon the 6" Gulp Squid would have to be a good one too, more of a drop bait than a workable lure though.



Cheers,

Craig
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wayne_groznik
Marlin


Australia
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Posted - 11 Aug 2006 :  08:50:50 AM  Show Profile  Visit wayne_groznik's Homepage  Click to see wayne_groznik's MSN Messenger address Send wayne_groznik a Private Message  Reply with Quote
How do you fish them? In what kind of depth have you been most sucessful and with how heavy a jig head... and what gear?

I never use plastics so keep it simple!!

I was just keen to chuck a few around in about 30-ish meters of water while we were anchored up and burlying... just cast out let it hit the bottom and do the lift up let it drop thing till it gets back to the boat!!


Wayne

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Matt
Toadfish


Australia
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Posted - 11 Aug 2006 :  09:34:29 AM  Show Profile  Click to see Matt's MSN Messenger address Send Matt a Private Message  Reply with Quote
There has been some good articles in most of the national mags recently dealing with Snapper and Plastics Punks. The more popular plastics seem to center around Fish and Shad styles such as the Squidgie Fish, Storm Shads etc. But I would think anything in the 4" and above category would do the trick.
Chasing Snapper on plastics is something I really want to get into, especialyl now the Bream Tournament Season is over

Would love to know how you get along

Cheers
Windy

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barra44
Whale Shark



Australia
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Posted - 11 Aug 2006 :  09:42:32 AM  Show Profile Send barra44 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
punkin when are you going ive got something i want you to try .il post it up let me know if youve seen them before /.
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lost
Marlin



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Posted - 11 Aug 2006 :  11:42:16 AM  Show Profile Send lost a Private Message  Reply with Quote
any of the Gulps will get nailed by snapped. pogy/jerkshad are my favourite styles. What kind of ground will you be fishing over

Go fish
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wayne_groznik
Marlin


Australia
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Posted - 11 Aug 2006 :  11:56:15 AM  Show Profile  Visit wayne_groznik's Homepage  Click to see wayne_groznik's MSN Messenger address Send wayne_groznik a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Reef / Gravel etc... for me anyways!

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lost
Marlin



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Posted - 11 Aug 2006 :  12:17:13 PM  Show Profile Send lost a Private Message  Reply with Quote
the pogy's and jerkshads get whacked my the snaps on a slow retrieve worked a few metres off the bottom.
for sand/wormbeds there are a few other techniques that work well but more for the spawning season

Go fish
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NickoTheFisho
Marlin



Australia
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Posted - 11 Aug 2006 :  1:06:46 PM  Show Profile  Visit NickoTheFisho's Homepage Send NickoTheFisho a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Try the Gulp Eels, have heard some great reports from the guys down the coast about the results with them.
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addicted
Mackeral



Australia
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Posted - 11 Aug 2006 :  7:58:29 PM  Show Profile  Visit addicted's Homepage Send addicted a Private Message  Reply with Quote
The 5' jerkshad and the 5' atomic stickbait would be my fav for snapper. The only problem is findind a jighead with a big enough hook.
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punkin
Yakka


Australia
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Posted - 12 Aug 2006 :  06:38:42 AM  Show Profile Send punkin a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Thanks guys, just wanna put a tray of likely contenders together before i go. Top stuff on the models
I'm the wrong bloke to ask Wayne, happy to share what i know, but it sure ain't much at this stage. Only had 1 go at it and was bein guided by an expert. When i figure some stuff out for myself (hopefully next month), i'll let ya know.

That'd be good Will, you got my addy?

I'll post a report Matt, trouble is i don't buy the mags any more, cept for the Saltwater Fishing 4 times a year and NSWFM a couple issues before a trip to the coast...anyone want to make an offer on 6 or 8 boxes full of fishing and boating mags (some from the 60's and 70's too)

Fishing broken reef and bommies mostly Lost allthough there is some extensive wireweed beds in 20 odd metres i'd be keen to try to fish

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Punkin
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Cry me an ocean, you ugly rat of a thing...

while you boys are doing things tommorow i will be out on the beach targeting plastics with perch

you are a peanut that is passionate about what you can afford

Never respond to clinical insanity - chances are you cannot help, and you risk a life-long relationship
quote:
Originally posted by Dingo

I agree with the pelicans,


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Mick P
Marlin



Australia
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Posted - 12 Aug 2006 :  12:14:07 PM  Show Profile Send Mick P a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I've never found reddies to be to fussy on the type of soft bait that is presented to them, I target them regularly around Sydney and although due to boat limitations they are normally smaller fish around the 40-60cm mark, they dont seem to have any preference for brand,style, colour etc.

Although I tend to prefer a soft stick bait where the whole body works rather then just a tail wagging. Anthing in the 4-6 inch mark as the other guys mentioned, will cover most reddies.
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northcoastin
Mackeral



Australia
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Posted - 12 Aug 2006 :  6:35:47 PM  Show Profile  Visit northcoastin's Homepage Send northcoastin a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Reds are not fussy with plastics. However bigger plastics definately attract a better class of fish. I have caught them on 100mm and 125mm Squidgy Fish and Shads (black opal and garry glitter are favourites). Big worms like atomic 6 inch models and big gulps. I haven't used gulps for them but they would work for sure. Concentrate around edges of reef or broken reef in between 3-15m of water. Like what has already been said 4-6 inch are perfect.

My favourite technique is to anchor on a patch of fish, berley and then fish plastic through the trail. Often you will catch the smaller reds first and the bigger fellows later on. Snapper love hitting plastics on the drop and well off the bottom even on the surface if berleyed up well.

I fish for them around Nambucca and the previuosly mentioned technique works a charm. Early morn or late arvo is best
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Dingo
Team Daylate


Australia
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Posted - 12 Aug 2006 :  7:27:28 PM  Show Profile Send Dingo a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Punk theres a DVD coming out soon with Michael Guest in it, hes a local gun here who reguarly fishes this way and more of what I am interested in, deep deep water jigging, kings on the shelf etc.

Speaking to him at the ramp he recons it will be out real soon, like days, I will let you know if its worth getting when I get it

Having a dig for kings tommorow with the fancy knife jigs and some softplastics, seems strange having the hook near the front but will see

Drive it till the wheels fall off


Cheers Paul
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punkin
Yakka


Australia
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Posted - 13 Aug 2006 :  07:13:49 AM  Show Profile Send punkin a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Jeez, thanks guys.

Interested in your method too, Northcoastin, will have ta give that a try...reckon that'd have ta work Good to know Mick will start puttin some together now (where's a good place to buy em online?).

Very interested in that Canis Familiaris, a DVD is what i reckon i need for that bit of instruction

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Punkin
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Cry me an ocean, you ugly rat of a thing...

while you boys are doing things tommorow i will be out on the beach targeting plastics with perch

you are a peanut that is passionate about what you can afford

Never respond to clinical insanity - chances are you cannot help, and you risk a life-long relationship
quote:
Originally posted by Dingo

I agree with the pelicans,


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