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Found 35 results

  1. surface lures

    g'day all, I would like to know your opinion on a god surface lure for the estuaries
  2. G'day fellow Raiders, long time reader first time poster (I hope i've posted in the right section, please correct me if I haven't) I've been down Avoca rocks recently (almost every day for 2 weeks) morning and night, spinning metals for Bonito, such as, Halco twisty (15 up to 55 Grams) and a few others which names escape me. I usually throw my bigger rod out with 1.7 metre trace with gang hooks and float with a salted pilchard and leave to sit while I spin off spinners ledge. I have had zero luck! I was lucky enough to bump into Ray R (Top Bloke!), to whom i've met a few times here and there and he was kind enough give me a few pointers although, still no luck. Does anyone have any pointers? Am I doing anything wrong? People seem to be landing Bonito left, right and centre around me, it seems I just don't have "the magic touch" Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks Raiders, Itscaca.
  3. Gold Coast Seaway

    Gday Raiders Starting a Thread about the Gold Coast Seaway as i fish it a lot recently for kingys and wonder if any other Raiders fish it? Anyone get jew on the Surface there before? Tracking Kingy's? Anyone target the massive Tuskfish i see along the rocks all the time? Should i be throwing sinkers at the boats that have no courtesy for shore fisherman? haha jokes yeah but comment with your catches and recommendations please! Any locals who havent yet check out what comes through there on youtube there is always vids going up
  4. Epoxys and FCL Labo Lures

    Howdy Raiders, Just thought id start a thread about FCL labo lures as they are fantastic but there are few things about these lures that id like to discuss. Firstly they have amazing finishes and work amazing! however, they seem to not epoxied at all and damage very easily even just from the impact with the water when casting. As well a this they are made of a high density foam which is supposed to not take on water which is false i had a guy run over my ebipop today in his jetski and i lost the lure for about 2hrs by the time it was located it was barely on the surface with cup facing the sky vertical in the water and weighed a maybe 10 - 20% more. I would like to epoxy my FCL lures but i have a few minor concerns id like help with, A. the surface lures being slightly heavier and not being as effective B. the epoxy not working with the paint/foiling on the lure and causing bubbling. I plan to use Devcon 2 ton epoxy i have ordered from the states it seems to be what a lot of lure makers recommend that wont effect the paint. PLEASE IF ANYONE HAS TRIED THIS ON OTHER LURES OR CAN WEIGH IN ON THE SUBJECT OF EPOXYS or FCL LABO MUCH APPRECIATED. THANKS RAIDERS!!
  5. Hi Raiders, Went out for a fish a few days ago but didn't post a report straight away because I wanted to make a video as well. Fishing with my brother as per usual and we launched the boat at Tunks just before sunrise. Tried to get a few squid but no luck, but did manage to get a few yakka. Plan was to try and target some kings with the live bait. We went near north head and managed to hook up a bonito on one of the yakkas but spat the hook near the boat, apart from that not much else was happening. This was until we saw heaps of birds working a patch of fish about a couple hundred metres away. We quickly motored over there and saw a huge football field sized school of salmon busting up all over the place. I always have a light rod with a small metal lure rigged up handy for times like this. Threw the 10g halco twisty out but was having no luck, the salmon just weren't interested at all. After a couple casts I changed the lure over to a very lightly weighted soft plastic in a sort of clear/greenish colour. We re positioned the boat so the wind was behind us, that way we could get the most distance on the cast. I casted it out and as soon as it hit the water it got smashed and I was onto a nice sized salmon. Now I'm using a very light outfit with only 6lb line and leader so I had to play it safe. The fish jumped several times and I was worried it was going to bust me off. But after a 15 minute fight, finally had it boat side and netted it. The salmon felt about 3kg and very healthy. We had a blast chasing the salmon around for the next hour and catching them on light tackle, their were a few frigate mackerel mixed in there as well. All the salmon were fat and looked very healthy. The swell and wind picked up by then and it became too uncomfortable so we went inside to try for some flathead. Tried a few spots for flathead using soft plastics but no luck. Ended up going to manly and having some food. All in all it was a wonderful day and really good to be out on the water. With uni break finishing, I don't know when ill be able to go for another fish. I've been meaning to put more effort into making videos but have struggled to find the time. So hopefully you guys enjoy this video. Cheers
  6. I spend four hours in two sessions spinning at Shark Point (Clovelly) in Sydney's Eastern Suburbs over this weekend. Saturday 10:30-13:00, light NE blowing, 0.5-1.0m NE swell, partly cloudy, relatively clear water Sunday 05:30-07:00, light NW at first, turned into a gusty SW by about 06:45, better wash this morning than yesterday No fish were caught. Lures used were metal slices (gold and silver around 60g), surecatch 85 gram metal jig (pink/chrome), blue Halco 125mm popper and a white one this morning with the red head. Also, this morning I tried some of those smelly soft plastics with 6/0 Gamakatsu for jews or kings. Smidgey I think is the name... Had fun, as these were my first two sessions since 1996 or so, despite not catching anything except seeing three pods of dolphins and a lone seal. Previously I used to love fishing the Eastern Suburbs rocks....
  7. Murray Cod Tips

    Hey Raiders, Heading up to Broken Hill Next week and driving back down past Mildura. Was thinking I could have a bit of a flick along the way. Just wondering what kind of lures and sized rods and reels would be best for these areas. Trying to target Murray cod. Thanks
  8. Desperately need a Fishing Spot

    Hi Raiders. First time posting so forgive if it's amateur. Been fishing the Hawkesbury, Pittwater and Roseville Bridge to Mosman but still no luck. Plenty of bites but all little critters! Does anyone know of a spot I can go where I can catch a size big enough for the barbie? I have a boat but no fancy equipment such at GPS or sounder, just my trusty old boat and rods! I would really appreciate any advice on decent fishing spots Northern Beaches, NSW side but happy to travel a little further for the day. Leaving tomorrow morning with two mates, would be awesome to head to a decent spot. Thanks Raiders
  9. Hi, i need some help. Bait is quite expensive these days and sometimes it is too hard to pump for yabbies. So I was wondering if anyone knew a selection of lures that are good for catching flatheads to bonito ( really anything big enough for eating or that is fun to catch ). if someone that could just give me like their top ten lure selections that would help immensely.
  10. Liverpool Weir Fishing

    G'day I'll cut straight to it, me and a friend went down to the Liverpool Weir just to kill time and hopefully catch some fish. I wanted to have a go at the bass that lurk around the Weir at this time of the year. I was flicking around a sakata and a shallow diver around the old railway bridge and on the salty side as well. My mate was using prawns and corn to hopefully get a bream or mullet but we got nothing. Have the bass gone already? I was hoping there would be some left in the freshwater section. Does anyone have any suggestions on where to go along the georges river at this time of the year to get a bass? - procro
  11. New Ideas.

    Gday Raiders, I've been into Sp's for years now but as we do I get my "favourites" out time after time. Can I ask you legends what's your go to SP and what the target fish for that specific SP. Appreciated Mark.
  12. fishing rose bay, new south wales

    hi all, i just moved to rose bay and i'm a keen fisherman. last Saturday i walked from my house to the ferry wharf and started to flick zman grubs, chasing bream and flathead. i spent a few hours there as the sun went down, i had a few bites but nothing landed. later an older man and his wife walked up beside me and started to fish. they had live yabbies and were pulling in fish after fish. i just wanted to ask you guys where i can either buy or pump yabbies around rose bay. im only on my L plates so i cant drive around the city very often. also where are some good spots around rose bay that have worked for you? im relatively new to fishing and i am excited to see what i can catch. any information will go along way. thanks guys.
  13. Pop the hood and rev the donk!

    Hi Raiders, Here is my number one favourite lure. It's a gold halco twisty 40 gram. I like it better than any SP or hard body that I own. Upgraded all the terminal tackle so that the weakest link is 25kg. Only caught salmon and tailor so far but plan on targeting the pelagics once they come in closer. I've showed you mine can you show me yours please with a description? Cheers, Luke
  14. Hey fellas im chasing some advice on a rod to match to a Penn Spinfisher V. Im looking at getting the 6500, something that can handle decent fish off the rocks or off a boat when the opportunity arises. I already own a Shimano Symmetre and a Sedona in the 4000 size that I use from the beach and off rocks around the northern beaches. I know that the 5500 and the 6500 have the same internals with just a difference in line capacity, will probably look to load around 30lb braid 50lb FC leader on it. Can anyone recommend a MH fast action rod that I can use off the rocks and then also possibly off a boat for jigging and trolling. Main use would be flicking metals and general bait use, pillys, whole squid and strips on gangs. Price range would be between $100-200 depending as the reel will set me back about $200. Cheers.
  15. Sunday Salmon

    Went out sunday for a quick session between 10 and 12noon. Headed out to the heads- no bird activity in the harbor but around the corner and there was a beautiful sight. Birds and boiling water. We had one working a fly outfit and I had a small halco metal on a Fugi rod and 7kg mono.. Not long before I got a solid strike and then some aerials and a great fight. These guys fight like hell and on my mid range gear its just great fun. They disappeared before long and we had to get back but was a very fun session.
  16. Hawkesbury 26/3/15

    Hi All, Scored a Thursday off and decided to head over to the Hawkesbury for something different. (usually fish Port Hacking) Tried to catch the run-out tide to pick up some Flatties off Patonga Beach but we were a bit late. Still managed a 2 keeper Flatties, 2 Whiting, and a Blue Swimmer. Tide changed and all went quiet. dropped my mate off to grab some fish and chips from Patonga and just relaxed in the boat. Threw in a soft plastic while i was tidying up a bit and realised the rod was bent over. Big flattie that was barely hooked got off at the boat - no biggie as it was over 70cm and i would've released it anyway. (wasn't even going to tell my mate as he'd never believe me, but i had back-up from a kayaker!) Anyhow, dropped the same plastic back in and continued moving eskies etc to make room for lunch. my mate was hading back to the wharf so i started the boat to collect him and my fish and chips! Bang, another good Flattie. This time landed and on ice, 50cm. Had lunch and the drifting didn't produce anything over the 30 mins we ate. Decided to troll around the Island and within 20 metres had a double hook-up of Bonito. Threw one back kept one for bait. Trolled again and ended up hooking another 8 or so in 30 mins. I was getting over it (yes i know....) and then we hit a school of Tailor and a double hook up. The two fish were carrying on and jumping like crazy. Got both on board and measured 50cm and 47cm. I know not huge but my PB Tailor at 50cm. Another troll in the same spot and another big Tailor, with it's last jump spat the hook. Much more fun than the Bonnies. Anyway all in all a great day out, plenty of sun no wind and fun fishing, I can't ask for more than that. Well maybe I can... There was one more hook up while trolling and this thing was taking line heavily - not a Tailor and not a Bonito from the strength and line it was taking. Any ideas on what it might have been? I'm thinking Kingie or Shark? I got the lure back by the way so it may have been barely hooked. Anyone reckon it was a decent Kingie?? Thanks!
  17. Double Bay 22/02/15

    G'Day Raiders, Bit of a hit and miss short session at DB today. I arrived late morning just as it was getting near high tide. Started off targeting bream on hard bodies after my first fish (a flathead) with them last week. I got plenty of follow-ins, including one from a bigger bream, but only managed to hook and land a pesky pinkie. It went a bit quiet after that, so I switched to plastics. Found an area where I could see a sandy patch on the bottom with darker patches either side and thought it looked like prime flattie territory. Sure enough, first cast in and I hook some serious weight. The thing sort of lumbers off, but with little fight and I wander if it's maybe a ray- I've never had one on the hook before. There were a couple of head shakes (do rays shake at all?) and I managed to bring the fish around a little, but I guess in the end I pulled too hard and my 4 lb leader got busted off at the lure. If it was a flattie, it was far bigger than the 50 cm one I caught last Sunday. I guess it might have been a catfish, caught a few bigger ones around that area, but I don't know if they have the teeth to chew through leader. Anyway, changed back to hard bodies, mixed up my retrieve a little and- joy of joys- about halfway through one retrieve as I was slooooowly winding the lure I got a good hit on the same K-mart Tsunami Pro I used for the flattie last week. After a really fun fight on light tackle, where the fish tried to bust me off a couple of times on the rocks, I landed my first little bream on a lure. It went at about 28 cm and is currently chilling out in my fridge before dinner. Had a few more follow-ins from some nice-sized bream after that and also hooked a tailor, but didn't land any more fish. I left early afternoon after only 2 or 3 hours of fishing as the girlfriend and I had stuff to do later, but next week I think I'll be back for a proper session. Before starting to use them, I'd read a few people talking about how rewarding it is chasing fish on lures. After a few sessions I've gotta agree it's a huge amount of fun! Great thing is lures seem pretty durable and it's easy to guide them past snags, so I've yet to lose any tackle when using them and, unlike plastics, the fish can't pick them to pieces. Thanks for reading. Adam
  18. Rozelle 15/02/15

    G'Day Raiders! Hit Rozelle for the last two hours of the run-out tide this morning. Plastics were getting picked to pieces, so I made a choice to switch to one of my very few hard-bodied bream lures and put into practice some stuff I'd seen in youtube vids over the last few weeks. Got lots of follow-ins from bream, but no hits. I started working the lure a bit deeper round the sandbanks and got a solid take. Could tell from the headshakes and lack of fight that it wasn't a bream and as I got it nearer to the surface, I realised it was a decent flattie. Made an effort to keep the rod tip down and keep the fish in the water this time round (thank you Ryder for the advice) and fortunately a passer-by offered to grab my net and scoop it up as I got it turned round. Came in at just under 50 cm, which is a (very modest!) PB for me on the flatties and a first fish on a lure here in Australia, so all in all I left feeling pretty happy!
  19. Hi after a few pre fishes with a gun raider fisher recently, I have started a quick 5 day QLD fish trip with a good mate from the Gold Coast. Day one today was average to say the least. 3:30 out of bed, 5:00 on the water finding nice Poddys via a cast net(too easy) we were off to the jumping pinns. Dead as a door nail. Met a pro there I fished with two years ago and his words were water is shite Not so happy as we see him leave soon after to outside waters which are beond our ice cream container. (Top boat LEZ) 4.5 Mtr poly craft I love your boat. Quick change of tactics Soft plastics in a near by spot! First up was a respectable lizard at about 45. Lez caught a lovely stone fish. No help from me there. And then dinner. Flatty @about 60. She would usually go back but we were feeding three. Very tasty.next girl goes back for sure. Heading north tomorrow to lake Mondurm...Gin Gin 5 hrs nth of Brissy to find a barra Fingers crossed JD Damage was done on a Z.Man 4" swimmer Red
  20. raiders we now have gamefishing lure packs in stock ready for xmas 6 pack;;;6x 6inch pushers fully rigged single hook $40.00 free postage the close up pic is my fav.lure 10 pack;;;;2x 10 inch $80.00 free postage 2x 8 inch 4x 6 inch all fully rigged with 2 hook setup any questions just ring on 0438264377 cheers gary
  21. Hey folks, I have rediscovered fishraider! Turned out I even still have an active account. Thought I'd share a short video of my trout fishing holiday I had with the Mrs. We packed simple light gear, few celtas and rooster tails. And went flicking some mounatins streams on both sides of the mountains. besides the fish it was a great chance to enjoy and explore the high country. One good 44cm rainbow was landed on the thredbo, and we caught another 10 on the streams, an even mix of rainbows and browns which was a lot of fun. Heres a quick youtube vid if you have a moment to watch. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SkoJxXvN0L8
  22. spinning for pelagics

    Your name: Pat Your Location: Sydney Fishing technique: spinning for pelagics Availability: Monday, Thursday, Friday days, evenings and weekends vary. Preferred location: Sydney anywhere really Provide your own gear? Got my own light 2-4kg rod, 6ld line, and medium 4-7kg rod, 10lb line and lures to suit. Provide your own boat? Got a yak so happy to go yakking. really not too fussed on my target but pretty much a lure fisho.
  23. Wonder Wobbler

    I've heard talk on this forum of spinners, slicers, blades and slugs, but rarely is the old Wonder Wobbler mentioned. Originally manufactured in Melbourne in the 1950s (I think), I still reckon its one of the best staple lures and copied by others. A pretty unique action that is irresistible to many species of fish, both salt and freshwater. Does anyone still use them?
  24. Lures/SP at night?

    Just curious - a bit of googling suggests that plastics and lures still work at night, and that even using darker or "non bright" colours work fairly well. The curiosity is if this is as effective as using baits at night, or do the problems of being unable to see the lure and line at night just make it too much of a hassle to use lures or soft plastics at night? Question is because I was considering heading out tonight but didn't want to spend the night feeding pickers with servo prawns (I only have a light rig at the moment). Last time I was out after dark I had a go with a SP but it was just impossible to tell what was going on, so other than a slow troll I couldn't do much with it. I also thought that while a lure might be ok once spotted, it might not be as effective at attracting fish as some bait wafting in the water would be.
  25. Hi guys , Hope you all had a great weekend of fishing. I wanted to ask you a quick question, I usually fish off my pontoon in Woolwich, just in front of Rose Bay wharf. I get so many fish at times, it's crazy, mainly big breams, flatheads and whitings. What I do is use squid and prawns, and bites and fish keep coming. So basically, at this stage you know there is fish. So I decide switching to lures, and then nothing... My mate would keep getting fish, but I would get absolutely nothing with Lures. I tried many types of lure retrival, slow reeling, 3 rod shakes and wait etc ... nothing. I really want to switch completely to lures , I find it more interesting but I am not sure what to do ... I use small lures of different colors, jerk shads black for the night and nuclear chicken during the day ... Can someone give me tips maybe ? Thanks for your answers guys !