Targeting gars PPB

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Targeting gars PPB

Post by croe04 » Wed Jul 03, 2019 6:00 pm

Hi all

Planning on having my first saltwater session in a couple months this weekend, has anyone done/heard of people doing well catching gars around brighton, st kilda or lagoon pier recently? My intention was heading out in the afternoon and targeting some gars, then cutting them up or livelining them for pinkies, flatties or salmon, while also flicking a few plastics and hardbodies. also, what are some solid burley mixes (preferably breadcrumb based) for gars? thanks in advance for any help

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Post by Wolly Bugger » Wed Jul 03, 2019 6:36 pm

croe04 wrote:
Wed Jul 03, 2019 6:00 pm
Hi all

Planning on having my first saltwater session in a couple months this weekend, has anyone done/heard of people doing well catching gars around brighton, st kilda or lagoon pier recently? My intention was heading out in the afternoon and targeting some gars, then cutting them up or livelining them for pinkies, flatties or salmon, while also flicking a few plastics and hardbodies. also, what are some solid burley mixes (preferably breadcrumb based) for gars? thanks in advance for any help

cheers

croe
I wrote about burley for gars, but cant find it at present.

The mix should be really fine, and it breaks up into a cloud, some use mashed potato or flour water mixture, can add stimulate to the mix.

Apart from reading fishing reports, another tell tale sign, is the scales that garfish leave on the jetties.

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Post by 4liters » Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:26 pm

YakDoc (you can find him on Facebook) is a kayak fisho who specialises in gars, shoot him a PM for some advice.
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Post by Lightningx » Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:28 pm

I have caught gars from all 3 of those piers you mentioned mate :)
Mordialloc is another very good one for lb gars.
Choose a nice calm day and take burley and silverfish for bait.
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Post by denis barden » Thu Jul 04, 2019 2:02 am

Gars caught 11 one day then 11 the next early last week at St Leonards Harbour
Burley was Chicken Pellets soaked in water then added few drops of Tuna Oil then frozen into large blocks -These last abot 20 mins in the water temp we have now.



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Post by smile0784 » Thu Jul 04, 2019 6:41 pm

Not bad effort

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Re: Targeting gars PPB

Post by Lightningx » Thu Jul 04, 2019 6:57 pm

Croe, with the burley I keep it very simple mate.
I just buy a packet of homebrand bread crumbs and simply just mix it with water and that’s it. I use a small scooper to throw it out every now and again. Does the job for me everytime :)
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Post by dazz999 » Fri Jul 05, 2019 5:50 pm

bread crumbs and tuna oil some people only use a little bit of tuna oil but i load my mix up with quite a fair serving (can see a oil slick ) and i do pretty good on the gar,s when i target them .Also some people swear by adding curry powder

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Post by 4liters » Fri Jul 05, 2019 6:15 pm

Do you go somewhere with a bit of current to disperse the burley or would it work fine at the top of the bay where there isn't much water movement?
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