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by mazman
Thu Jul 20, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: Show us your purchases
Topic: Show us your purchases!
Replies: 3442
Views: 121659

Re: Show us your purchases!

New toy for the yak
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by mazman
Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: Department of Primary Industries / Fisheries
Topic: Hazelwood Barra update
Replies: 63
Views: 2064

Re: Hazelwood Barra update

I think it is easy to criticize the whole thing, after all hindsight is 20/20. Regardless of the motives and the current outcomes - these guys actually gave it a crack. And it was a success for a while with lots of positive feedback - had it continued along that path it would have been great. I jus...
by mazman
Wed Jul 12, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: Australian Natives
Topic: Trout on soft plastics
Replies: 10
Views: 358

Re: Trout on soft plastics

In my experience a slimmer profiled lure like the t-tail ratbag mentioned will outfish a squidgy fish. There's plenty of options on the market for a slimmer profiled 2.5" paddle tail a few notable mentions are; ecogear grass minnows, berkley t-tails, strike tiger t-tails and zman slim swimz. I ...
by mazman
Fri Jul 07, 2017 11:04 pm
Forum: Game Fishing
Topic: Portland 6/7/17
Replies: 13
Views: 460

Re: Portland 6/7/17

Sounds like it's been a bit of a crap tuna season so far. I might stay closer to home until some good reports start coming in. Has tuna schooled around the SE suburbs Ian??? All joking aside, I'm fixing my cabin and forward lighting and then going to hit the local bays for some night time gummie se...
by mazman
Thu Jul 06, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: Australian Salmon Fishing
Topic: Best way to preserve salmon for bait
Replies: 12
Views: 296

Re: Best way to preserve salmon for bait

I had a bit of a play with salting them last year, didn't do it too much because I don't bait fish too often. I found the best method was to knock the fillets off (cutting them into steaks would probably work too if this is how you want to use them as bait) and pop the fillets into a zip lock bag wi...
by mazman
Thu Jul 06, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: Snapper Fishing
Topic: Docklands
Replies: 109
Views: 3703

Re: Docklands

purple5ive wrote:he is landbased, even a 1/4oz jighead with a plastic wont cast as far as a 10gm metal slice will.
but i agree, a plastic is a lot more effective than a slug most times

cast distance won't mean too much at the docks most of the time
by mazman
Thu Jul 06, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: Snapper Fishing
Topic: Docklands
Replies: 109
Views: 3703

Re: Docklands

I think a 2-3" paddle tail plastic will prove more effective for the salmon. Same technique but lets you slow it down for when they aren't as fired up. I like pearl slim swimz but any similar profile plastic will work. No need to go crazy light for the jighead I usually use 1/12 but there is no...
by mazman
Mon Jul 03, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: wanted lawrance elite 9 or hooked 9 with map
Replies: 13
Views: 393

Re: wanted lawrance elite 9 or hooked 9 with map

i'm about to go to an elite 7ti after using a mates for a bit. The sidescan is insane.
by mazman
Sun Jul 02, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: Squid Fishing
Topic: Rods, Reels and General Rigs for Squid
Replies: 39
Views: 996

Re: Rods, Reels and General Rigs for Squid

Mingle I'm aware you don't like to spend money on decent gear but the difference between an egi rod and a light graphite rod is chalk and cheese, never mind a fibreglass snapper rod. I'd suggest you actually use something prior to bagging it. Oh I've spent plenty of dosh on 'decent' gear - but you ...
by mazman
Sat Jul 01, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: Snapper Fishing
Topic: Docklands
Replies: 109
Views: 3703

Re: Docklands

bilby wrote:Great little salmon! And mazman - here you go: some data on bream movements between the Yarra and Werribee (via PPB obviously): http://vro.agriculture.vic.gov.au/dpi/v ... arra_river

Cheers bilby

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