Why loads of Garfish down there but no bites?

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Why loads of Garfish down there but no bites?

Postby tony.wang » Thu Jun 02, 2016 8:58 pm

Hi all,

Today I went to Seaford pier with two friends thinking to catch some garfish.

We used fish oil plus bread crumb as berley, silver fish as bait, No. 10 long shank hooks, try 1m - 2m depth, we could see loads of them down there, but no bites at all. We only caught 1 garfish for whole day. We even could see the bait was just in front of their mouth, but none of them would like to get a nibble.

I did the exactly same way two weeks ago and caught 40 decent garfish in a few hours.

Anyone could tell me what was happening? it is because the weather or temperature? The wind is small, water is clear and calm, high tide, I am really confused.

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Re: Why loads of Garfish down there but no bites?

Postby bowl » Thu Jun 02, 2016 9:06 pm

Similiar thing happen to me....possible float rig set up....
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Re: Why loads of Garfish down there but no bites?

Postby Scraglor » Thu Jun 02, 2016 9:25 pm

I find when the water is really clear it can be a bit tough. As soon as u get a bit of ripple on it it fires up a little. I guess all u can do is fish as light as possible. Might be worth tossing out a bail closer to the bottom in those conditions.

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Re: Why loads of Garfish down there but no bites?

Postby Sinsemilla » Thu Jun 02, 2016 9:35 pm

When this has happened to me I've had success by casting out a bit further. It's like the closer they are the more spooky they are when the water is clear and calm.

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Re: Why loads of Garfish down there but no bites?

Postby tony.wang » Thu Jun 02, 2016 10:32 pm

Sinsemilla wrote:When this has happened to me I've had success by casting out a bit further. It's like the closer they are the more spooky they are when the water is clear and calm.


Hi Sinsemilla, now I guess this might be the point. About 6 guys there were fishing garfish, but only one caught 5, and most of the fish are caught, just like you say, at where it is a bit further. My tackle is too light to cast it far away. Maybe next time I will try a larger pencil float.

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Re: Why loads of Garfish down there but no bites?

Postby Tackleberry » Fri Jun 03, 2016 1:54 am

try casting out and winding in slow some times this will invoke a strike well it does up here in east gippy



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Re: Why loads of Garfish down there but no bites?

Postby tony.wang » Fri Jun 03, 2016 9:07 am

Tackleberry wrote:try casting out and winding in slow some times this will invoke a strike well it does up here in east gippy


Hi Tackleberry, it sounds like using a lure :-D

Next time will give it a go, thanks :a_goodjob:

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Re: Why loads of Garfish down there but no bites?

Postby Lightningx » Fri Jun 03, 2016 9:10 am

Hi mate, has it been quite consistent there with the gars?

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Re: Why loads of Garfish down there but no bites?

Postby smokin_reels » Fri Jun 03, 2016 9:15 am

Do gars hit a sabiki jig?
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Re: Why loads of Garfish down there but no bites?

Postby poodoo » Fri Jun 03, 2016 9:37 am

Could be your bait as well some days they only take maggots.



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