Flatties on soft plastics

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Re: Flatties on soft plastics

Postby FishnMiss » Fri Mar 18, 2016 9:19 am

4liters wrote:Most of the flathead I've opened up have had at least one crab in them, has anyone tried a crab plastic or a cranka crab dragged along the bottom while drifting?


Don't see why they wouldn't work Ian considering the way flatties will have a go at almost anything running past them and I think if it looks like a nice small juicy crab even better. I personally haven't tried a plastic crab with them but if I had one I'd give it a go. So far I've had enough success on the Zman's and Squdgees that I haven't even thought about it till I read your comment.
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Re: Flatties on soft plastics

Postby ratbag » Fri Mar 18, 2016 9:37 am

curl tail grub in white has been never fail lure.

some others I find successful - keitech swing impact 3" green pumpkin, ecogear grass minnow #101 or the squidgy fish mint jelly.

4liters wrote:Most of the flathead I've opened up have had at least one crab in them, has anyone tried a crab plastic or a cranka crab dragged along the bottom while drifting?


I tried the cranka crabs & they work very well, they are better with a single hooks on flatties. I haven't tried a plastic crab yet.
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Re: Flatties on soft plastics

Postby chad43 » Fri Mar 18, 2016 10:53 am

I always have success in the bay using 3inch gulp minnows in the nuclear chicken colour, Flatty's are usually all over them.

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Re: Flatties on soft plastics

Postby 4liters » Fri Mar 18, 2016 10:59 am

What weight jig heads do people use for different depths of water?
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Re: Flatties on soft plastics

Postby chad43 » Fri Mar 18, 2016 11:50 am

for the bay i usually use 1/8 for all depths, might not be the best tactic but works for me.

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Re: Flatties on soft plastics

Postby Buckle&scream » Fri Mar 18, 2016 12:16 pm

chad43 wrote:for the bay i usually use 1/8 for all depths, might not be the best tactic but works for me.

I use the same 1/8 jig heads and 3inch minnows in bloodworm, pumpkinseed and nuclear chicken they all do the damage..



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Re: Flatties on soft plastics

Postby bowl » Fri Mar 18, 2016 12:19 pm

4liters wrote:What weight jig heads do people use for different depths of water?

For the boat it's more about speed of drift then depth of water.
For land and I've been looking for heavier jig heads without big hooks on them.
Trialing some different rig set ups to try gain distance when casting sp

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Re: Flatties on soft plastics

Postby sandef » Wed Apr 27, 2016 10:08 am

first flatty on a soft plastic 51cm and 2 tailor not bad for 1 hrs work
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from loch sport my wife also caught a 40cm flatty on the surf we got plenty of bait sided mullet and seen only 2 salmon taken

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Re: Flatties on soft plastics

Postby sandef » Wed Apr 27, 2016 10:17 am

sandef wrote:first flatty on a soft plastic 51cm and 2 tailor not bad for 1 hrs work from loch sport my wife also caught a 40cm flatty on the surf we got plenty of bait sided mullet and seen only 2 salmon taken
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Re: Flatties on soft plastics

Postby Lightningx » Wed Apr 27, 2016 10:18 am

Congrats on your first flattie on a SP :thumbsup:



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