Gulp 3' jigging grub or 5' jerkshad

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Softbait Shape

Poll ended at Mon Aug 13, 2012 6:07 pm

Jerk Shad
15
44%
Grub
19
56%
 
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Sat Aug 04, 2012 10:23 am

Jerks all the way!
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Fri Aug 17, 2012 12:51 pm

Missed the poll, so this is only a comment.

5" jerkshads outfished the grubs of any size on bigger snapper for me when I was experimenting a lot (a ratio of about 6:1), so I've used only the shads for about 4 years now.

Saves having to think and choose...

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Fri Aug 17, 2012 1:01 pm

Ahhh Bollicks,, you can prove anything with statistics..
Grubbs all the way .... :y: :y: :y:
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Fri Aug 17, 2012 1:10 pm

Depends, weight or no weight?
Grub with weight and the shad weedless. Without the jig the tail curl will just twist up your line.



Personally a 4" New Penny shrimp under a popping cork, but you didn't ask that :)

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Fri Aug 17, 2012 1:35 pm

DJ wrote:Ahhh Bollicks,, you can prove anything with statistics..
Grubbs all the way .... :y: :y: :y:
DJ Ya on fire today mate :y:

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Fri Aug 17, 2012 4:07 pm

Grubs for me. missed the poll as well. bigguns in open water and 4 inch in harbor...
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Fri Aug 17, 2012 4:53 pm

Grubs mostly for me , love the big ones when chasing the trophy fish .

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Fri Aug 17, 2012 5:28 pm

3" curly tails for me.
Pink shine or chartreuse have caught lots of kingi's and a few double figure snapper.

I'm just starting to sway towards the 6" Zman grub for targetting xos snapper.
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Fri Aug 17, 2012 5:33 pm

im starting to head the z man way also
type and colour range getting bigger. :y:
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Fri Aug 17, 2012 5:36 pm

Rusty wrote:im starting to head the z man way also
type and colour range getting bigger. :y:
I'm most dissapointed about the claims of Gulp being more biodegradable than it is though still have a better strike rate with Gulp over anything else.
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Fri Aug 17, 2012 5:37 pm

DJ wrote:Ahhh Bollicks,, you can prove anything with statistics..
Grubbs all the way .... :y: :y: :y:
Yeah, well, it's the numbers of 20lb+ snappies that count, but I'm not one for skiting. :devil:

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Fri Aug 17, 2012 5:40 pm

the only 23 pound snapper i have caught on softies was on a boat so long ago i forgot what it was.

i have been trying everything else since then :lol:
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Fri Aug 17, 2012 6:53 pm

Big Bait = Big Fish. Not always true, but has more success for me.
With one recent exception, I have not used stink bait for 5 years.
I have fished just about all of the gulp range, and they all work.
This is more to do with technique though, and works well with any.
Hell, whilst experimenting early on, I was even catching snapper on "Snake Lollies" :lol:
Z man is starting to feature more in sales, and my own use, especially when plagued with those frickin Leather Jackets.
My No1 go to bait for big snaps, is the 6inch Pink Shine grub.
No2 go to bait is the 6 inch nuclear chicken jerk shad
No 3 go to bait is the 6 inch Lime Tiger jerk shad.
After that, I use anything I have to hand.
After 23years of selling lures and baits of all descriptions and colours, I can catagorically state that the one that will catch the fish is the one that's in the water!! :D
We all end up with a favorite, so that's what we use, and guess what... that's what works best - because it's in the frickin water :headbang:
my vote is for GRUBS, but have not had a lot of luck with the small ones. That may be because they spend most of their time in my tackle bag :worried:
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Fri Aug 17, 2012 8:21 pm

PJay wrote:
DJ wrote:Ahhh Bollicks,, you can prove anything with statistics..
Grubbs all the way .... :y: :y: :y:
Yeah, well, it's the numbers of 20lb+ snappies that count, but I'm not one for skiting. :devil:
With Pj on this one have seen 1 20lb on a grub v heeps and heeps on the shads however that may be because I worked out early on that the shads were better!
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Fri Aug 17, 2012 9:03 pm

Have seen plenty of 20's on both. chartreuse grubs in November around a certain bank in the bay of islands I have seen many landed in 1 morning alone PJ. I have to fish them with a heavier head though so perhaps this is the difference between those that do well with them and those that do better with the shads. My biggest softbait fish is 27lb and that was caught on a Slam of all things and you all thought they were crap :D so with John on this one. if its in the water chances are it will get eaten (to a degree)
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Fri Aug 17, 2012 9:33 pm

MadMike wrote:Have seen plenty of 20's on both. chartreuse grubs in November around a certain bank in the bay of islands I have seen many landed in 1 morning alone PJ. I have to fish them with a heavier head though so perhaps this is the difference between those that do well with them and those that do better with the shads. My biggest softbait fish is 27lb and that was caught on a Slam of all things and you all thought they were crap :D so with John on this one. if its in the water chances are it will get eaten (to a degree)
Agreed.......
The actual bait.........
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.... The fish it landed.......
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Certainly not a textbook catch but I've had many many 'flukes'??? on these baits.
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Fri Aug 17, 2012 10:49 pm

MadMike wrote: I have seen many landed in 1 morning alone PJ.
Ah, you've seen my dinghy in action, then...

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Sat Aug 18, 2012 7:54 am

Grub :y:
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Sat Aug 18, 2012 9:56 am

WaikatoYakka wrote:
MadMike wrote:Have seen plenty of 20's on both. chartreuse grubs in November around a certain bank in the bay of islands I have seen many landed in 1 morning alone PJ. I have to fish them with a heavier head though so perhaps this is the difference between those that do well with them and those that do better with the shads. My biggest softbait fish is 27lb and that was caught on a Slam of all things and you all thought they were crap :D so with John on this one. if its in the water chances are it will get eaten (to a degree)
Agreed.......
The actual bait.........
Grub.jpg
.... The fish it landed.......
New king.jpg
Certainly not a textbook catch but I've had many many 'flukes'??? on these baits.
I bet you still got that soft bait :)

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