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

Posted: Fri Jun 03, 2016 9:52 am
by tony.wang
Lightningx wrote:Hi mate, has it been quite consistent there with the gars?


I went there a few times mate, and saw many guys targeting gars and salmon. A buddy told me gars can be caught all year round down there.

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

Posted: Fri Jun 03, 2016 9:54 am
by tony.wang
smokin_reels wrote:Do gars hit a sabiki jig?


I reckon it should be similar to what I use, I use two hooks and some others use only one, with a pencil float.

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

Posted: Fri Jun 03, 2016 10:00 am
by tony.wang
poodoo wrote:Could be your bait as well some days they only take maggots.


Hi mate, that might be the one reason too, another guy told me the same thing yesterday. I just wondering where to get these maggots. where can I buy it? I would rather not leave a piece of meat out there to flies, which may be a bit disgusting :)

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

Posted: Fri Jun 03, 2016 10:11 am
by Lightningx
tony.wang wrote:
Lightningx wrote:Hi mate, has it been quite consistent there with the gars?


I went there a few times mate, and saw many guys targeting gars and salmon. A buddy told me gars can be caught all year round down there.

Yea I have been down there a few times and when it's fairly calm I have always seen people targeting gars.
It's good to see some signs of them lately. Even at my local pier the other day while chasing salmons I saw a guy with 22 nice gars :thumbsup:

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

Posted: Fri Jun 03, 2016 10:17 am
by poodoo
tony.wang wrote:
poodoo wrote:Could be your bait as well some days they only take maggots.


Hi mate, that might be the one reason too, another guy told me the same thing yesterday. I just wondering where to get these maggots. where can I buy it? I would rather not leave a piece of meat out there to flies, which may be a bit disgusting :)


Tackle shop, not everyone sells them either.

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

Posted: Fri Jun 03, 2016 11:11 am
by purple5ive
just use silverfish, and cast out and slowly wind it back in they will usually hit a moving bait when they not interetsed in anything else normally.

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

Posted: Fri Jun 03, 2016 1:34 pm
by Tackleberry
tony.wang wrote:
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:


it is but go slow just under walking pace