Targetting Flathead at St Kilda

Flathead, common catch that tastes great!
dannyb98
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Targetting Flathead at St Kilda

Postby dannyb98 » Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:16 pm

Hi guys, I'm new to the soft plastic fishing scene. Thinking about targetting Flathead off St Kilda pier over the next week or two, any advice or tips on things like time of day, tides, specific types/colours of plastics or just general.



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Re: Targetting Flathead at St Kilda

Postby Seb85 » Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:57 am

Hi dannyb98, I'm no expert of st kilda pier but i used to fish Altona pier a lot and caught variety of fish including flathead. I used squidgy wriggler in bloodworm colour 110mm or squidgy flickbait white colour 100mm. I used 1/8 jig head but that's because the water there isn't that deep.
Use 10lb line (fluorocarbon leader is best) and fish incoming tide at sunrise/sunset.
Generally pier fishing is good during incoming tide and sunrise/sunset.
Good luck.

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Re: Targetting Flathead at St Kilda

Postby Lightningx » Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:59 am

I find flatties aren’t too fussy mate.
I have caught them with most kinds of plastics I have used small and large :) I usually use a 1/8 or a 1/6 jig head.

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Re: Targetting Flathead at St Kilda

Postby dazz999 » Tue Jan 08, 2019 5:03 pm

1/8 jighead 120mm squidgy wriggler 10lb fluro leader let it hit the bottom double hop jig (keep soft plastic close to bottom() bang fish on


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