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#1 Mr_snapperman

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Posted 02 March 2007 - 06:52 PM

Off the Flinders jetty there is amost always pike splashing about. Like a few others i've tried to snag them using a variety of means, floated bait, unweighted bait, lures ....no luck.
Recently i've had a bit of luck on the other side of the bay using soft plastics. The most successfull has been a plastic that is dark brown and a green with some flurescence. I have lost most because I only use 6lb line and trace.
Still learning to catch these tricky buggers. What is your experience with them?
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#2 Jazman

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Posted 05 March 2007 - 03:33 PM

What is your experience with them?


They are annoying, and smelly :unsure: But the long-finned pike taste a lot better (IMO) than the short-finned pike (AKA Snook). I have encountered both species a lot targeting snapper on shallow reefs using SPs - I haven't found an SP that they prefer over others, if I did I think I'd remove that one from my tackle box :thumbsup2: I generally use 3" and 4" minnow SPs (stickbaits) in natural colours (blues, browns, greens)

I've also caught a lot on trolled lures - medium sized (7-9cm) diving minnows seem to do OK.
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#3 paulo

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Posted 15 May 2007 - 10:05 AM

Hey I don't know if it is any diferant in Morton Bay? But I see them at night around my local jetty howing into the baitfish a bit but mostly just hanging out. I can't for the life of me get a consistant catch at night. :) The ocasional on small live bait. But for some reason during the day they don't seem to be at the jetty. But I found I can catch heeps of them over the weed beds at low tide, or close too on silver spoons. So I just let other people waist their time trying to catch em and pay a little attention when the ocasin strikes that one is caught. Keep squiding :)
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