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Bass assassin

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  1. You’re pretty much spot on with the set up. I use a 4000 Twin Power and a Shimano Starlo Stix shore spin (9ft, 5-10kg) It’s rated to throw 10-35gr, but I throw 40gr metals no worries at all. I think I’m using either 12 or 15lb braid and either 20-30lb leader, depending on where I’m fishing. This set up holds up for solid Salmon and decent Kings off the rocks. It’ll be a work out, but you’ll get them in. I’ve used this set up for plastics off the rocks and beach too. I’m not sure what the Twin Power pulls in for each revolution, I just wind faster if needs be. 😂 Hope this helps you a li
  2. Stay safe mate!! I was at Woongarrah at a mates for New Years last night, we were starting to get a bit worried about it. I went up to Bunnings at Lake haven in the arvo and heard some bloke say it was started by some kids bonging on in the bush. 🤬 Bloody shocking if that’s the truth. Hopefully it settles down and they get it under control.
  3. Change the Fluorcarbon for Mono. Mono floats, Fluorocarbon sinks. If you’re using surface lures, you can affect the action using a sinking leader.
  4. Just to throw more confusion into the mix....could be a hybrid. I reckon Bass though. Most hybrids I’ve got look more like a Bass (body and colour) but with the scooped head, but not as scooped as most Perch. It all gets confusing if you overthink it. Your best bet is to say ‘well, I got this in total fresh, it’s a Bass. Or, I got this in salt, it’s a Perch.’ And yes, I know they cross over. I’ve gotten Perch way up and Bass way down.
  5. Bass have a white edge on their pelvic fins, Perch are all dark. Perch have a bigger, blacker eye and the scooped forehead. Once you catch a few of both, you’ll notice the differences every time.
  6. I fish around there a bit, just keep at it and you’ll find fish. The best piece of kayak advice I can give you is to take an empty bottle with you, for when you need to ‘go’. Saves trying to find a suitable place to get out of the yak. Best thing I ever did! The ol Pee bottle! 😂😂
  7. It sure is a shame, we definitely need a good drop! I’ll keep at it though. Even though no fish, we did have a good weekend away from Sydney.
  8. No good, Frank. Stopped at Flat rock camp ground on my way out. Spoke to a bloke who was leaving, he said he’d been there for a few days and got some good fish, all on fly. I fished with plastics and didn’t get a touch. I then drove to the place you told me about. I think I found it, but there was hardly any water there and it looked tough going to even get to the water line on the northern side of the road. Drove back into Bathurst and stopped at a shop for some advice. Got given a few spots but all I saw was Carp. It hasn’t deterred me from trying for Trout, I’ll put in some more rese
  9. I’m actually heading up this weekend. So if anyone has any more advice, feel free to throw it my way.
  10. Cheers Frank! That sounds like an option, I’ll have a look at that for sure.
  11. G’day gang. Thinking of taking a drive out to Bathurst soon, not so much to fish, more for a day road trip, but I will have a rod and a box of lures with me. With limited time, I won’t be able to explore much area, but I have looked at the water where the highway goes over the river, just coming into Bathurst, on my way to the V8’s, and it looks like it could hold some fish. Any locals willing to throw me a few options or a little knowledge, I’d appreciate it immensely! Cheers, Adam.
  12. Dropping a fish is better than snapping a rod! I’m still gutted....
  13. I’ll definitely check out John Wilson, I’ll have a look online for some vids. I have one of Lefty Kreh’s dvds at home, I’ll have to re-watch that also. I was actually trying some side casting the other day, felt really awkward, but I’ll stick with it. Watching videos is a good start, but I’d really like someone to actually watch me and tell me my problems and show me how to fix them. The rod I’m using is a 6w Penn XDS. I also have another (cheap fly kit) rod, but that just feels like a wet noodle. Thanks for the tips mate, much appreciated!!
  14. G’day guys. I’ve taken the long wand out the past couple of sessions and I’m getting addicted! Getting my PB Estuary Perch (40cm fork) last Sat morning on fly, and on a homemade popper, really got the bug to bite. Is there anyone in the Cronulla area that could help me out with a few lessons, or just help with some bad habits that I’ve probably learnt by teaching myself? I can throw line ok, but I think I do need some pointers to help me get better. Being in the kayak, sitting so low in the water doesn’t help too much either....If anyone is willing to help me out, feel free to get in tou
  15. Hey man. Do you have a kayak? I’m probably gonna head out on Sat morn chasing Bream in Port Hacking. Shoot me a PM if you’re interested. Cheers, Adam.
  16. There's one little drain that I've fished that always seems to produce. I think I've told you about it, kinda close to us. If you ask nicely I'll take you there one day! Haha
  17. Hi mate. Yes, before I got the yak I used to wade up there all the time. Either on the weedbeds or fishing into the drop off. I've caught Bream, Whiting, Flathead, Flounder, Trevally and even rat Kingfish up there.
  18. Good stuff Joel! I've been up there a couple times lately in the inflatable yak. I got a Solid Whiting last Tuesday in the rain. The Monday before I headed up in the morning, got smashed by some big Bream but failed to get hook ups. I also lost my brand new Tonic sunnies overboard, so if anyone finds them in the weed, let me know...haha!
  19. I saw a few pic the other day, looks like there's a lot of sand on the ramp, and the wharf has broken away and washed up down the beach.
  20. Hey John. I have an Ugly stick that I'm trying to sell that would suit kings and Jews. It's a BWS-70A. I've had it in storage for ages, it's never caught a fish. It does, however, need a new tip runner. If you're interested, send me a PM. I'm not sure where you're located, but I'm in Cronulla. Cheers Adam.
  21. Hey mate! What fish are you looking to target? Or you'll be happy with anything? If you have a fish in mind that you'd really like to catch, this would help in tackle selection and spot selection. I live in Cronulla, I could help you out with a few techniques and spots that (sometimes...) work for me. Feel free to send me a PM if you like. Cheers, Adam.
  22. No probs. I was considering heading up the beach myself till I saw the Southerly moving up, and now I have to work anyway.... I just use a running sinker rig with a decent length trace. As for sinker size, depends on the conditions, but something about the size of a grape is fine if there's not much swell. Trace of about 60cm and a size 4 long shank hook.
  23. A Southerly change is hitting during the night, that'll make it hard to fish up there in the morning. If you are still keen to wet a line, I'd suggest trying South Cronulla beach with nippers. Always a chance of Whiting and Bream.
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