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Hi guys, I've recently started fishing with lures. Mostly flatties and breams so far. I'm really hoping to catch my first kingfish on lure over this long weekend. I'm a novice when it comes to lure fishing for pelagics. Any tips on gear/lure/spot/time will be appreciated. I will be fishing from the land. Prefer less challenging enviornments. But I will go where the fish are Thanks in advance.
After a few frustrating first cracks at rock spinning, 1st trip 50cm ish tailor spits the hooks 2m from landing. 2nd trip got SMASHED and almost reeled on the first run got a good amount of line back then my leader knot gave on the 2nd run (you better believe I cut that trip short to youtube better knots). 3rd trip, got up at 5am, headed out to Maroubra - North rocks, fished for 2 hours without getting anything except drenched by a freak wave. Out of no where a bait ball broke the surface frantically and I was on, 3rd times a charm. Then the bloke next to me was also on!! My fish went straight at the rock face I was on and had me standing uncomfortably close to the edge splitting my attention from fish to waves and back again. Luckily it gave me a lot of line early so I turned it along the rock face and, about 10m out, it jumped gloriously out of the water, my first salmon is almost landed!! Waiting anxiously for the swell to lift my sambo, then cranking like a maniac to bring it up a sloped rock face, one more wave and it was all over. Knots and tackle did the job =D 1st fish was on a black and silver (armor?) 30g slug, 2nd and 3rd were on 40g knight (yellow) and raider (green) respectively. Also the bloke next to me landed the 35cm snapper on a 1/2 pilly. Cheers, Pat