Help with Mornington gars

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Re: Help with Mornington gars

Post by e.welch » Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:55 pm

We are in many Mornington now

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Re: Help with Mornington gars

Post by e.welch » Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:21 pm

Down on the small pier now the beach g piers to crowded I have one bottom and a float rod out

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Re: Help with Mornington gars

Post by Sebb » Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:41 pm

e.welch wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:33 pm
You can see them in the burley trail but they won’t bite
Try to sight fish it with unweighted bait.
Takes forever to go down where they are but if you have the unweighted bait (not even a float) among the burley, usually they'll take it.
The idea is to have it sinking and drifting as natural as possible.
Set the hook when you see the bait eaten.
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Re: Help with Mornington gars

Post by Lightningx » Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:00 pm

e.welch wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:21 pm
Down on the small pier now the beach g piers to crowded I have one bottom and a float rod out
You got a float stopper on your setup mate? 😊

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Re: Help with Mornington gars

Post by e.welch » Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:30 pm

Lightning I use a knot and a bead that will stop due to the knot and it stops the floats going deeper than u want it to

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Re: Help with Mornington gars

Post by e.welch » Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:11 pm

Once again donuts

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Re: Help with Mornington gars

Post by Sebb » Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:48 pm

e.welch wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:11 pm
Once again donuts
Unlucky.
To me garfish is a hit and miss, they can be very mobile.
One day they can be there after second burley drops, next day may not have any after two buckets full of burley out.
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Re: Help with Mornington gars

Post by Andrews » Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:19 pm

I tried using those float stoppers and had issues with them.

I would cast my line and the float would physically move along the line while in the air. I think the weight of the float was balancing itself on the rig. Diagram attached.
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I added a float stop to the bottom of the float, but it would still move over time. I now push the line through itself making the float physically unable to move. Green bead as a spacer/shock absorber.
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Agree with garfish being hit or miss, sometimes it's all about where you're casting. Local pier we're getting tons in one spot, five meters to the left/right and there aren't as many, if any.
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Re: Help with Mornington gars

Post by Sebb » Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:21 pm

Andrews wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:19 pm
I tried using those float stoppers and had issues with them.

I would cast my line and the float would physically move along the line while in the air. I think the weight of the float was balancing itself on the rig. Diagram attached.
Screenshot_2.jpg
I added a float stop to the bottom, with not avail. I now push the line through itself making the float physically unable to move. Green bead as a spacer/shock absorber.
Screenshot_3.jpg

Agree with garfish being hit or miss, sometimes it's all about where you're casting. Local pier we're getting tons in one spot, five meters to the left/right and there aren't as many, if any.
I get the same problem every now and then
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Re: Help with Mornington gars

Post by Andrews » Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:29 pm

Sebb wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:21 pm
Andrews wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:19 pm
I tried using those float stoppers and had issues with them.

I would cast my line and the float would physically move along the line while in the air. I think the weight of the float was balancing itself on the rig. Diagram attached.
Screenshot_2.jpg
I added a float stop to the bottom, with not avail. I now push the line through itself making the float physically unable to move. Green bead as a spacer/shock absorber.
Screenshot_3.jpg

Agree with garfish being hit or miss, sometimes it's all about where you're casting. Local pier we're getting tons in one spot, five meters to the left/right and there aren't as many, if any.
I get the same problem every now and then
I'm glad it's not just me then, haha!
I think it's just the nature of the rig being so light and the rigs main weight is the float. Little loop works well, still kinks the mono which was happening before with the stopper. Fish don't seem to mind.

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