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About smc2010

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  1. smc2010

    Persistence payed off. Sorry long post.

    Fair play mate you could have stayed home feeling sorry for yourself but got back out there and got the rod back. Bet that beer tasted all the better after 👍
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    Jig heads

    Cheers bear thanks for the advice
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    King donut but Busted of big style

    So I'm running a daiwa bg 8000 with 80lb braid, 60 leader and my slider rig with 80lb mono. The slider caught itself up maybe 15 meters out so I honestly don't think it had a chance to reef me off the rocks, plus I was over heavy kelp so Another reason I don't think I got reefed.
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    King donut but Busted of big style

    I'm assuming your on a boat with that setup mate I unfortunately have nowhere to keep a boat or I would have one. I'm usually on rock ledges/platforms so landing kings just isn't as easy. I know the back feeling 😂 Have had a few rough rays or at least I think they were rays (take a big run and stop dead for a minute can't budge em and run again) but to be honest your right I don't even want to try land a shark from the rocks and don't want cut leader and leave hooks in them even tho that's what just has to happen sometimes
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    King donut but Busted of big style

    I honestly think it was a shark but do sharks not take it and run whatever it was played about and nibbled at it I didn't get the run for about one minute of tips and pulls.
  6. smc2010

    Jig heads

    Ye I'm starting to think that might be some of the problem I have since bought a net, thanks everybody for all the help and advice will touch back after next flatty session hopefully il have a pb picture
  7. Sleepless night so I decided to hit malabar area early and try get some yakkas or squid for a king. Arrived before first light fired out lots of berley for yakkas hook some but sabiki rigs got snagged in weeds but mate picked up one squid early. Moved on out the rocks and tried for more yakkas with no result only the pest mado. Tried floating out some squid strips but they were untouched, at this stage we were almost fed up and tried spinning a few lures which also turned up blank. While dabbling a few new lures just to see there action I had a few squid respond and attack the lures. Put on blue pilchard looking squid jig on and first cast brought up a decent calamari a decent 30cm hood approx (didn't measure it) or take photo to be honest I was to excited to get it back out live. Grabbed a rig I had made up the day before for jewies with 40lb trace (big mistake), slided out the big squid as my mate caught three more in the time it took me to tie a rig up. 5/6 minutes past and the rod tip bouncing a bit and squid is being harassed by something, waited for the run and struck the fish, got about ten/fifteen seconds of a good heavy run and that dreaded ping on the line 😢😢😢😢 fish gone. Should have stuck to the 80lb king traces. Could of been a shark what Ye raiders think ? Leader was slightly frayed and scratched but I don't think it had time to take me to the rocks to cut me off. All in all bit of confidence in the spot I only tried first time for kings
  8. smc2010

    Jig heads

    I definitely am striking the fish when I get a bite I thaught the same after I dropped the first few I give it a good strike but not to extreme as @Green Hornet mentioned about them holding on but not hooked, and I don't give them a second of slack line. Try to keep drag fairly low but a steady wind in order to have constant pressure but giving them a chance to run if the need it as I fish light gear. It seems to be when I get them near shore the give a few head shakes and I end up watching them swim away. I'm generally catch and release anyways but we all like to have a picture of a few fish,
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    Jig heads

    Cheers Howard I'm using plastics around the 100mm mark little squidgy wrigglers up to 4/5" paddle tails etc. I fish mostly landbased, maybe a stinger hook might work, could be something to look into but would it effect action of the plastic?? I use S factor as scent and it seems to do the trick.
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    Newcastle beaches report

    @davetheboy when I caught mine with the same marking I also was catching a few wobbegong on the same day and there teeth are kind of in a v shape my only guess was a wobbegong had a nip at it.
  11. smc2010

    Jig heads

    Nice one @rickmarlin62 will be sure to try that next time. Thanks heaps for the info
  12. smc2010

    Jig heads

    Hi raiders so I'm having some issue with jig heads and dropping fish. I like to kill a few hours after work flicking for flattys around some of the Sydney estuaries, I usually have success and catch a few but for some reason I am dropping more fish than I land, For example I might hook 8 but land 4, or worse hook 4 and land one 😂 I know it's the way it goes you can't land them all but I have recently dropped some big girls some around the 80+ mark and getting quite pi$$ed off. I use the mustad jig heads and match jig head size to plastics. So I don't think hook to plastic proportions are the issue. I have tried landing the fish as quickly as possible and I have let the fish tire itself out but they manage to shake or drop the hooks somehow. Has anyone had this issue or can anyone suggest something to help as I think it's fair to say you should definitely be landing more than you drop. Thanks in advance for any help. sean
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    Newcastle beaches report

    Hi mate just a question so in your middle picture the salmon has a wound near its tail, almost a V shaped wound. What might have caused that as I have caught salmon before with the same wound but very fresh wound that was bleeding when I landed it. Any idias what it might be?
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    Reel maintenance and problems

    Hmmmmm thanks guys so I have essentially made shite of it and need it seen to asap. Everyday is a school day hey
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    Reel maintenance and problems

    So a few months back I bought the daiwa bg8000 reel, affordable and relatively strong, I mostly use it from the rocks sliding livies so it gets the odd wash or spray of salt water. I rinse it well in fresh water after every use and give a generous application of wd40 to all moving parts of reel and wipe down. But it had stiffened up and just hasn't felt as smooth as it should. Why could this be and what can I do before situation deteriorates?