Will Wright

Flathead fishing

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Hey guys kinda new to lure fishing and just want some advice on which lures and which weight jig heads for flathead. I've got the raider snapper 15 to 45g cast weight with a stradic 4000. Any recommendations? 

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Nearly all soft plastics work for flathead mate, all you gotta do is keep bouncing them off the bottom.  Jig head weight will depend on the water depth your fishing really.  Where abouts you fishing?

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58 minutes ago, mii11x said:

Nearly all soft plastics work for flathead mate, all you gotta do is keep bouncing them off the bottom.  Jig head weight will depend on the water depth your fishing really.  Where abouts you fishing?

Hey mate I’ll be fishing in 2-5m depth

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Are you land based or on boat or kayak?

Lots of things influence what weight jigheads to use.

Wind, tide, drift rate, water depth, main line/leader weight.

 

I always try to fish as light as possible but do tend to use a slightly heavier head if drifting in my tinnie with a moderate run but I also try to cast forward for the drift as well, especially with a lighter weight & in deeper water. 

 

Edited by kingie chaser

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Hey mate

Ive had success on 70mm and 80mm squidgies fish in silver fox and black gold colours. I usually pair them up with 1/8th-1/4 ounce jigheads. 

Hope this helps

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Depends a lot on the bait that’s around at the time and where you’re fishing.

Small mullet and whitebait i like a 3.75mm translucent lure on a 1/8 jig head worked all over the water column.

Prawns a wriggler type plastic on a 1/16 or 1/24th suspended.

Whiting a 5 to 7 inch shad on a 1/4 to 1/2 jig head along the bottom (depends on current).

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