What should I spool a Saragosa 8k with to target land-based snapper and gummies?

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Re: What should I spool a Saragosa 8k with to target land-based snapper and gummies?

Post by Aaron75 » Wed Mar 01, 2023 4:08 pm

It's gonna be weird seeing two dozen bait pools drifted off Sorrento Pier on Sunday morning.

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Post by ducky » Sun Mar 05, 2023 7:07 am

I'd put 400 of 40lb tasline on personally. I ran 50lb fins and power pro for years on those sized reels. The tasline has next level smoothness

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Post by DougieK » Tue Mar 07, 2023 4:02 pm

Not joking.

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Post by Mong » Tue Mar 07, 2023 8:15 pm

Thanks guys, that was really helpful. Gone with the 50lb Tasline on this one and moved to 40lb on the Ultegra 5500 (with 30lb on the 4000) so I have pretty good coverage now. 30lb and 50lb fluoro leader options so I think I'm set. Appreciate your help.

Any other piers in PPB a chance for kings? This approach would probably work in Corio Bay too, right? Maybe get a couple of squid at Clifton Springs jetty, head down to Cunningham to put them out.

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Re: What should I spool a Saragosa 8k with to target land-based snapper and gummies?

Post by DougieK » Wed Mar 08, 2023 9:43 pm

Mong wrote:
Tue Mar 07, 2023 8:15 pm
Thanks guys, that was really helpful. Gone with the 50lb Tasline on this one and moved to 40lb on the Ultegra 5500 (with 30lb on the 4000) so I have pretty good coverage now. 30lb and 50lb fluoro leader options so I think I'm set. Appreciate your help.

Any other piers in PPB a chance for kings? This approach would probably work in Corio Bay too, right? Maybe get a couple of squid at Clifton Springs jetty, head down to Cunningham to put them out.
Any of them in the south half of the bay or docklands. There are a couple of clips on youtube of people getting them at Docklands. There was a decent one dropped in front of my at Mornington by a guy flicking salmon lures around.

I'm sure they're about, it's just a matter of nobody is really fishing for them. Drift a livebait on a low tide and find out for yourself.
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Post by Tim399 » Thu Mar 09, 2023 1:57 pm

Mong wrote:
Tue Mar 07, 2023 8:15 pm
Thanks guys, that was really helpful. Gone with the 50lb Tasline on this one and moved to 40lb on the Ultegra 5500 (with 30lb on the 4000) so I have pretty good coverage now. 30lb and 50lb fluoro leader options so I think I'm set. Appreciate your help.

Any other piers in PPB a chance for kings? This approach would probably work in Corio Bay too, right? Maybe get a couple of squid at Clifton Springs jetty, head down to Cunningham to put them out.
About 5 weeks ago I saw 2 kings swim up and down the inside of the limeburners boat ramp harbour wall in Geelong. Once a boat launched, they left and didn’t come back. We only had bread and butter bait set ups, didn’t have anything with us that would’ve tempted them. Good luck in your search

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Re: What should I spool a Saragosa 8k with to target land-based snapper and gummies?

Post by Seniorfisho » Thu Mar 09, 2023 3:46 pm

Jarvis walker 50lb mono

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