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  1. Hey Raiders!!! Mate and I are planning to hire a tinnie from Como and looking at maybe boating down and around Woronora system and Georges. As I am normally a non-boater angler, I was hoping to reach some more secluded spots or boat-only access areas which hold a good day of fishing. Just wondering if anybody has had any experiences or know of any consistencies in these systems who would be willing to share/point me in the right direction, and any advice on what type of gear/bait I should use. Ill most likely be armed with 2 roads, Raider with 2500 sienna, and Shimano Sahara with a 3000 reel, both with under 10lb line. Happy Fishing ktan3235
  2. I should invest in some blades, however my mate who has them, although he doesnt regularly use them, has never bought anything, so i pretty much didnt think they were effective. If you plan on making a poddy mullet trap, go to a baitstore and try and get one for like $15 bucks, they work better than say a juice bottle, probably gets bait about 5x than what you would with the bottle. However, although good option, catchning own bait and all, not the most efficient because you need to let it sit for about 2 hours. But definitely a good investment. You should consider buying or building a nipper pump. They're really easy to catch live bait, easy to hook up and all. I dont have a popper, maybe ill invest in one, but i do have some surface lures, although im still mastering the walking-dog jigging technique. With the SP's, does color matter for your curly tail stuff, i have some nuclear chicken ones (work well on flatty) but not sure about bream if they're fussy with color. Im rigged up with a 7ft Shimano Raider 2 (2-4kg) with a 2500 Sienna reel spooled with 12lb line braid and 10lb fluorocarbon leader. Ive had no problem catching with this rig using nippers/prawns, so i concluded that my leader isnt too heavy. I might try lighter in the near future, maybe 8lb if i invest in some. I find my rod makes it a bit difficult to do the walk-the-dog technique however, it could just be my technique. Hopefully ill catch this elusive bream on SP's/HB's soon! Thanks
  3. Hi Raiders, Im looking for some advice. So a few months ago ive started to get into the artificial section of fishing, so SP's and HB's, and my main reason is for it is so i can pick up my rod and go whenever i had free time (i do love using bait, but the bait shot is annoying out of the way trip). I usually hit somewhere alot botany from endeavour bridge all the way down towards captain cooks ( i never go beyond that), with my main spots being captain cooks, endeavour bridge and dolls point. When i first started with SP's i went for flathead alot, and more or less most of the time i would come home with 2 or 3 decent sized one. Great fun to catch and when i still get them now, it excites me! However I'm now looking at trying to get some bream, and I invested in some HB's and some creature SP's however for about 2 months now, to no avail, I have pretty much gotten ZILCH! I do aim for structure like your rockwalls, pontoons and channel markers, and mostly i use a 8ft diving HB minnow (different colors) to try and hit this elusive bream. Ive tried different jigging techniques with SP's from slow retrieve, fast retrieve, the combination, hop-hops etc and nothing. I do know what the pull and feeling of a bream is like and its great fun (usually if I go up to Narrabeen, with pretty much prawns or yabbies, you would be pulling them back in, usually avg. 20cm, undersized but good pulls and very fun). My question really is, WHAT AM I DOING WRONG? Ive watched enough youtube videos and read enough reports, and im still not getting it. Could any raiders please give me tips, especially if you live in the area! Just note, i dont have a boat or a yak, it would make fishing structures easier but im limited to landbased approaches. Gotta walk before you run right! Happy Fishing Raiders, KTAN3235
  4. I know you said baitrunner, but consider an alvey reel. Essentially its a baitrunner rig if you use it correctly. Completely salt and sand proof. Really versatile, if you rig it with 15/20lb (MONO!!! braid will cut you esp. when casting), it can become quite a versatile reel from estuary fishing to beach fishing. They start of pretty cheap, about $55 from bcf, however will take you an hour or so to learn how to cast and reel it in properly, but once you get past all the "birds nests" you create, it gets quite good. You can cast quite far believe it or not, and just let it sit there, if something takes it, reel will spin backwards and acts like a baitcaster, with just enough drag to somewhat set the hook (not cleanly). Give it some though. P.M. me if you have questions. Happy Fishing KTAN3235
  5. I was under the impression wrasse fish resides in reef area?
  6. Weird day out at Botany Bay Boat Ramp... Went out to watch the planes land and brought around my fishing gear. Had 3 rods, one with plastics, one ganged on pillies and another on pillie cubes. Wind was ok, the current was quite strong but i used a heavier sinker to keep it down. Started off quite slow, and later the rod with the ganged pillie buckled, and seemed like 4 our 5 head shakes. By the time i got to the rod and reeled it in, all that was left was half a pillie (split straight down its spine.... weird). Anyways rigged up, and a bit later, my smaller rod rigged with the pillie cube got a strike, and pulled it up... and I got no idea what it is (please help me identify it), had some razor sharp teeth, but looked nice (aesthetically speaking). A bit later i saw initially some silver flashes, think it was bream (since it was right next to the rock wall), and started throwing the plastic out, but looking closer, pretty much 4 small sharks, maybe 1.5 ft long, circling each other (couldnt tell for sure what type of shark). Tried to land one but failed miserably. So yeah... weird day out at Botany Bay Boat Ramp. If anybody knows what fish is around there, can you just comment on it. Happy Fishing KTAN3235
  7. I've tried the soft vibes before, however no success in Sydney, landed a good Flatty up at hawks nest though. My opinion is they work well in really windy conditions and clearer waters.
  8. Haven't exactly tried the jetties at the fish market however I was at the piers in Sydney harbour throwing S.P's and not a single bite or fish. But after alot of YouTube (in my study for today), I would recommend using the Berkley crabbies or shrimps or the zman 2.5'' grubs.use them on a 1/12 or lighter jighead
  9. Sorry for the delayed reply, I used a 4" Fire Tiger jerk shad on a 1/8 only because the current there when it picks up...it really picks up. ive used like 1/12 and 1/16 before and itll drift back to me before it hits the sand. Ive found the fire tiger to work best, especially on my bigger flatties alot better. Ive had success before on 3" nuclear chicken minnows (just not at this location). But mind you, different days, different colors different sizes etc. Good Luck Fishing KTAN3235
  10. Hello Raiders, Lately I have been looking at trying some beach fishing and my mate and I are looking up to try Manly beach, picking up some worms and seeing what we get from there. Does anybody know if there are any good spots out on manly beach to pick up some worms, and if there are pippies out there? If you have insight on how to pick up these worms I'm all ears (youtube makes it look so easy!!!!). If any locals see this post, is the northern or the southern side of the beach more productive, and what would I be expecting to pick up (and what rigs should I use)? Im also looking at investing an alvey reel onto my surf rod because it's butt is a bit short. Any insights would be greatly appreciated. Happy Fishing KTAN3235
  11. So had an hour or so off today and decided to do a quick fishing session out on the Northern Rockwall extending from Endeavour Bridge into Botany Bay (Near the runway), high tide was about 1800, and I got there just about 1.5hr before it. A few anglers were out there although had no luck. I rigged up with S.P. (fire tiger minnow i think on 1/8 jighead) and casted out against the tide (and the 15kt of wind which picked up). Could barely hit more than 10m, else my S.P. flew back into my face. After about 20 or so minutes, I hit a good 45-46cm flatty, nice and fat. I decided to move about, and saw another bloke pick up a smaller one on chicken (i think). The bite died down from there, (didnt feel much), and kept getting snagged. If you fish there, i suggest you to be careful, once you get close to the wall, reel in as fast as you can. For a quick hour sesh, 1 fish, I'm happy.
  12. Hello Fellow Raiders, My friend and I are looking to do a solid day on SP's, only problem is, we have not had much experience on them, seldomly hooking one up for a shot in the dark when our baited rigs are not providing results. Our success rates extends to maybe a 15cm snapper or bream (if we're lucky). We plan on going out on either Monday (weather permitting) and/or Friday in this coming week and trying out a new rig using only SP's. We were just wondering if anybody know of any solid land-based spots in the Sydney area (we live near the Botany/Port Hacking Region but willing to do a small drive further out) which have solid hits with SP's specifically targeting bream and flatty's. Also since we are relatively amateur with SP's, does anybody have any tips on specific jigging techniques, rigs, or what sort of SP's to use for flatty's or breams given weather and lighting conditions etc. Any insight would be appreciated. Happy Fishing Raiders