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  1. Gutamouth

    Coffs creek paddle

    Had a interesting little paddle up a local creek today around the low tide. Flicking a weedless Zman along the bridge pylons trying to tempt a jack and hooked this tiny little soapy, way upstream spent the next two hours throwing surface lures and soft plastics for nothing, till the tide started running back in and got this baby jack on a sugapen. Would have been pushing 20cm lol, both the smallest Ive caught of either species. Love how aggressive even the little jacks are, the lure was half the size of him! Link below to some footage I got on the GoPro Cheers
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    Hooks for poddy mullet

    Hey man Ive been using mustad penetrator hooks for livebaiting little poddys, they're light gauge but still fairly strong. 3/0 is a good universal size, Pin em under the chin and out through the top of the nose
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    Jack on livebait

    Haha that's heavy man, think I'm up to number 5 surface lures for this year, and I thought I was doing it hard. Understand why you n rick both hate them now lol. I used to feel the same way about mulloway G'day Neil, I haven't used wire trace or heard of anyone doing it before but I'm definitely no expert on the topic mate..They do have gnarly teeth though. Like dirvin said, they'll bust you off before you even know it, really powerful. And angry!
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    Jack on livebait

    Haha really, Ive been thinking lately of getting one as a pet. Psychoest little fish, I reckon they're awesome
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    Jack on livebait

    Hey raiders Little storm brewing on Wednesday afternoon so hit a new spot with some livies in hope for a Jack. Found out pretty quick they were there. First livie got crunched but spat the hook after a short battle. The commotion spooked another one nearby too that shot off in the other direction. Hands shaking, rebaited a bigger poddy mullet and he got hammered instantly and busted off even quicker. 20lb should be heavy enough surely? Having the drag set too tight caused the undoing. Last bait went untouched for 15 mins, the sun was almost down and I had a fair walk ahead so had to call it a day which sucked. Returned to the same spot this arvo, abit earlier though and with a few extra livies and a looser drag. Same story, first bait smashed by this 43cm jack. Chucked him back in his snag, and fished on till dark but no more jacks, still a damn good arvo I did have the GoPro on, but don't think I can upload the footage as it could give away the location ? Thanks for reading!
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    Some pretty good info there ^^^^ I run mono off the beach, I just find it easier for long casts, and having that stretch helps absorb a lot of tension in the line too. It's more comfortable to fish with I reckon. Bait and presentation is important for sure, but the key is picking the right gutter to fish. If conditions are right and you know you're in the best gutter along that beach then it's only a matter of time till some jew turn up. Sometimes it's more a matter of patience than skill lol
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    Few fish this week

    Haha sure did, schoolies love em. I don't bother with slabs anymore there's too much rubbish bycatch. And with worms the bycatch isn't so bad..Youll catch way less shovelnose and rays using worms, BUT I reckon if you're after a proper big jew then a slab is the way to go ?
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    Few fish this week

    Thank you gents They'll catch fish, Ive tried the tweed bait worms before and they were fine. Some tackle shops sell locally caught ones too which is pretty handy. Man ive even used gulp! soft plastic worms when I couldn't get any beach worms, and we caught bream on them. Surely a Jew would bite one too.
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    Few fish this week

    Took the kayak down bonville on Monday morning for the last of the the run in, was a pretty nice easy paddle with the tide pushing up so fast. Just trolling a hardbody along the edge of the bank while flicking a surface lure around the snags hoping to find a jack. I always pick up more fish on the trolled lure though lol. Managed a few anyway, couple of throwback flatties trolling a double clutch, a few baby trevally, and finally a little 25cm jack on surface. He's only small but it's pretty satisfying when one finally hits your lure after hundreds of casts ? made the morning worth while anyway! The creeks pretty wide most of the way down so it's not the best for a kayak if you want to fish the snags, would have been heaps better in a boat where you can move about easier. I tried again Wednesday up boambee where I got one last week abit bigger, but no action at all, just a little bream and another baby Trevor on surface. Was out there for 5 hours too!... Had enough of the yak for the week, and Thursday looked alright for a jew off the beach so went down and got half a dozen worms that arvo. High was 10:30 that night so we got down there around 8:00 and hooked up just on 9:00. He was 1cm short of the meter mark. Got some pics then sent him back, and he took off like a train! Pretty sick week of fishing, not complaining at all cheers
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    Flatty on hardbody in the shallows

    Haha yeah mate I need some practice at that, bit of a newbie to the kayak scene lol. Forgetting to bring the net was a rookie move, I ended up cutting my foot around those mangroves on something sharp. Ya learn from it all but
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    Flatty on hardbody in the shallows

    That's it, although I've worked that whole bank a few times now with nipper soft plastics for not even a touch? Maybe the big girls just aren't interested in em. There's always people pumping them further downstream though
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    Flatty on hardbody in the shallows

    Cheers mate yeah it's a beauty, gets down pretty deep and has a nice action, it looks sick underwater. It hit on the pause when it was suspending Looking forward to those colder months, after seeing some of those big lays in the sand it's hard not going back ay
  13. Got a couple of new lures in the mail yesterday, so took the kayak down to a local creek this morning and fished the run in. No wind and clear water it was perfect for a flick, the high was only just over a meter so it was really shallow through most of the paddle, perfect for some of the flats further upstream. I tried the duel longbill hardcore 90sp first, and slowly drifted along the edge of the sand flat casting toward the bank in water about knee deep just bumping it along the bottom. Only took a few casts and this nice flatty smashed it, put up a good fight too. Measured her at 76cm and was released Saw a couple of huge lays in the sand too alot bigger than this one, ill be back for sure. They say big flathead will come back to their usual spot so it's only a matter of time The other lure I got was a yozuri crystal minnow but I never got around to trying it! Always next time clip from the GoPro - Yeww
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    Little jack from around Coffs

    Cheers man, I was literally flicking them only a couple of meters off the bank around the trees and stuff and just walking it back slowly. Can't wait till a big one comes along. Heaps of fun, except for all the mozzies. Got so hectic we had to leave haha Cheers yeah he was a good surprise, took the lure right in the shallows in about a foot of water ay. Determined to get that big one though now I know where he lives
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    Little jack from around Coffs

    Weather held out yesterday for a few hours so headed up one of the creeks in Coffs for a quick paddle in the kayak with some surface lures. Fished for a couple of hours and managed to snap the tip off my rod while turned around and called it a day, then about 200m before I got to the car it bucketed down and I got absolutely soaked. Luckily there was a bridge right near the launch so I sat under there for a good half hour just flicking lures while it poured waiting for it to stop. Had a big jack follow the lure all the way back and have a go right next to the kayak, huge splash everywhere but he didn't hook up. No way the rod would have handled it anyway without a tip, but at least I knew where some were now. So me and the mrs went into coffs today to get a new rod, ended up going with a major craft basspara 632ML. Couldn't leave without buying a few lures, got a fish candy skinny dog 65 and a few zerek shrimp then went back to the bridge for a flick. It started raining again, but as soon as it stopped there was heaps of action on the surface, you could see bow waves chasing baitfish up into the shallows. I threw out the skinny dog and after a few casts it got whacked in close around the bank, he took it straight back into a snag but popped out after abit. Only a little one but man they fight hard! Was a good way to test the new rod out anyway