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Chasing XL flathead on glide bait


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I am on a mission, chasing a 80cm + flathead in Lake Illawarra on a glide bait. I’m using the MMD whiting, went for my first flick Friday morning on the incoming tide, had one big hit but it didn’t stick! I Disturbed an absolute croc would have been 90cm plus when moving location. I am Fishing in 2-5ft of water, I will keep this report updated, as I continue the pursuit.

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Good luck Maniac and I hope you rip out some big ones. What setup are you using for these? 


There was an episode of ALF podcast a few months ago about chasing flathead with jointed baits that got me interest  and there seem to be a lot of specialised rods for these types of lures. I’ve been eyeing up a Daiwa Tatula .
 

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I've recently received one of my fishing mags for this summer and the title page was about chasing xl crocs! They seem like the would be fun to catch.

Hope you connect with some👍

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On 9/14/2021 at 4:03 PM, Mike Sydney said:

Good luck Maniac and I hope you rip out some big ones. What setup are you using for these? 


There was an episode of ALF podcast a few months ago about chasing flathead with jointed baits that got me interest  and there seem to be a lot of specialised rods for these types of lures. I’ve been eyeing up a Daiwa Tatula .
 

Hi Mike,

I am using a spin outfit shimano sienna combo HD902 6-8kg running 12lb braid and 15lb leader handles it perfectly. 

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On 9/12/2021 at 4:41 PM, Maniac said:

I am on a mission, chasing a 80cm + flathead in Lake Illawarra on a glide bait. I’m using the MMD whiting, went for my first flick Friday morning on the incoming tide, had one big hit but it didn’t stick! I Disturbed an absolute croc would have been 90cm plus when moving location. I am Fishing in 2-5ft of water, I will keep this report updated, as I continue the pursuit.

Day 2 - not a touch or a follow…

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