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by skronkman
Fri Dec 14, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Quick law check
Replies: 28
Views: 1870

Re: Quick law check

Conceivably you could fish the downstream section of the Yarra below the imaginary line at the bridge (designated as marine waters) with 4 rods and at the same time fish above that imaginary line (designated as inland waters) with 2 rods. This being a total of 6 rods. How is this viewed by authoriti...
by skronkman
Tue Dec 11, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Bait
Topic: Mantis shrimp?
Replies: 11
Views: 748

Re: Mantis shrimp?

I have accidentally pumped a few little ones while collecting nippers. I used them live and they caught whiting, trevally, and probably some other things I can't remember. The mantis shrimp were only about 2 inches long though.
by skronkman
Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Bream Fishing
Topic: Nippers for Bream
Replies: 8
Views: 661

Re: Nippers for Bream

Break off their large fighting claw before you put them in the bucket, this stops them fighting and killing each other. I have found they will stay alive at least over night in clean sea water as long as it is kept cold, do not leave them in the sun. If you can change the water every 6-12 hours that...
by skronkman
Fri Nov 30, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Marine Electronics
Topic: Wire Gauge for Lowrance?
Replies: 9
Views: 698

Re: Wire Gauge for Lowrance?

The larger gauge is totally fine but please remember to fuse the positive terminal inside the battery box. Jaycar sell a fuse holder with short leads already attached for about $2. This could be used as the jumper to your sounders wire (if long enough) or to your larger gauge wire. Generally speakin...
by skronkman
Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Marine Electronics
Topic: Wire Gauge for Lowrance?
Replies: 9
Views: 698

Re: Wire Gauge for Lowrance?

Yes possible. You'll need to charge the batter manually with a charger between outings. Just use a gauge of wire that is at least as thick as what's on the units power lead. have the inline fuse (or another fuse) as close to the battery as possible, like only a few centimetres from the positive batt...
by skronkman
Wed Nov 28, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: Fishing Rods & Reels
Topic: Effects underspooling a reel has on casting distance + report
Replies: 4
Views: 471

Re: Effects underspooling a reel has on casting distance + report

A correctly filled spool is worth it. Underspooled will effect your cast distance somewhat; overspooled will result in tangles. That said, cast distance is more affected: by style of cast, spool size, rod, weight of rig, style of rig, etc. balancing your outfit and setting it up right for your style...
by skronkman
Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: Soft Plastics & Lures
Topic: What a fizzer!!!!!
Replies: 15
Views: 1268

Re: What a fizzer!!!!!

Who would want a waterproof lure? Don't fish live in water....
by skronkman
Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Vic elections
Replies: 55
Views: 1899

Re: Vic elections

If you @%$# with nature it tends to return the favour.
by skronkman
Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Soft Plastics & Lures
Topic: Soft Plastics vs Metal blades
Replies: 21
Views: 743

Re: Soft Plastics vs Metal blades

I like the strike pros. I use them but I change the hooks to singles and I hate paying the price of them. I have bought cheap and nasty blades from alibaba ($1 for 5 including shipping) that took months to arrive and the trebles were junk (changed to singles) and still caught fish. They were big by ...
by skronkman
Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Soft Plastics & Lures
Topic: Soft Plastics vs Metal blades
Replies: 21
Views: 743

Re: Soft Plastics vs Metal blades

When you start fishing very light jigheads then you may want to consider lightening your braid and leaded. Your rod will be the most important part so look for something that can cast weights way down low, like 1-3grams. Your reel is fine for now but I prefer to go down to a 1000-1500 size to match ...

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