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kernels
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Tue Dec 02, 2014 9:48 am

Great, now that I've successfully click-baited you in here. . .

I'm thinking of heading out for a bit of a paddle on Thursday, looks like the wind will die down a bit. I'm a 100% soft-bait virgin, but would like to give them a try.

Can anyone recommend a type/brand/color/shape that I should get to start with, also, what weight jig heads should I get to start with ?

I will likely be fishing Sullivans, just north of Auckland.

All advice appreciated!

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FatherOfMany
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Tue Dec 02, 2014 10:21 am

Certainly not one of the experts, but my ZMan New Penny has outfished all the others I've tried. I now permanently have that on one rod and will experiment with other SB on the other rod.
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Tue Dec 02, 2014 12:02 pm

I'm a newbie too so can't really help on the lure front…. I am however keen to have a crack at Sullivan's and I'm free on Thursday AM. PM me if you're keen for a partner.

S

kernels
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Tue Dec 02, 2014 1:36 pm

Scooter wrote:I'm a newbie too so can't really help on the lure front…. I am however keen to have a crack at Sullivan's and I'm free on Thursday AM. PM me if you're keen for a partner.

S
Scooter, how are you placed for Wednesday morning? I'm still pondering whether I hit the water tomorrow or Thursday. PM me your mobile number and we can arrange an attack via txt.

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Tue Dec 02, 2014 2:54 pm

Zman new penny curly tail. Zman bruised banana jerk shad. I've done ok in the channel to the left of saddle island.

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AndrewRawlingson
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Tue Dec 02, 2014 2:58 pm

If you're a total soft bait newbie, have a read of Paul Senior's article on "dragging". Caught me most of my Auckland fish. I would also recommend the Zman new penny curly tails, especially for dragging.
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Tue Dec 02, 2014 4:54 pm

Re jig head weight go as light as you possibly can, I spent the first wee while stuck on using the same weight sorta regardless of the day, lazy fisher really. But since I started moving down in weight fishing results improved a fair bit. I started using genie clips as it's easy to swap jig heads and as my eyesight is letting me down found tying a rapala knot on the water harder going than it should be.. That's my 2 cents anyhow
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Tue Dec 02, 2014 8:00 pm

Gulp swimming mullet 4" and a short jig head.

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Tue Dec 02, 2014 10:31 pm

Celebre who? Was wondering where you were.

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Wed Dec 03, 2014 12:16 pm

PhD and home renovating worlds. Have been fishing twice in about two years. (Both over the weekend and dinner both times

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Wed Dec 03, 2014 1:24 pm

Celebre wrote:PhD and home renovating worlds. Have been fishing twice in about two years. (Both over the weekend and dinner both times
Welcome back. I feel a bit the same. Time we did another trip out to White Island I think ;)
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Wed Dec 03, 2014 1:38 pm

There is also a product called.....Gulp.

Gulp 5 inch jerkshad Nuclear Chicken, lime tiger etc etc.
Gulp 4 inch grubs any colour just drag around.
1/2 oz jighead 1/0 nitro type or 3/0 jigstar jigheads
Drogue to slow your drift.
Braid on a softbait outfit with flurocarbon leader.
Dont take any bait out or you will be distracted !

kernels
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Thu Dec 04, 2014 10:45 am

piwikiwi wrote:There is also a product called.....Gulp.

Gulp 5 inch jerkshad Nuclear Chicken, lime tiger etc etc.
Gulp 4 inch grubs any colour just drag around.
1/2 oz jighead 1/0 nitro type or 3/0 jigstar jigheads
Drogue to slow your drift.
Braid on a softbait outfit with flurocarbon leader.
Dont take any bait out or you will be distracted !
Thanks for the detailed post piwikiwi. I ended up buying some gulp and z-man soft-baits as suggested here, but didn't seem to have much luck with them. I tried the drag method as per earlier post, but didn't get any action. I then went back to dragging around some squid and got a keeper on that at least.

There were a fair few smaller fish around, returned at least 10 under size, all up it was a fantastic spot for kayaking.

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