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Posted 31 March 2012 - 05:53 AM
PS i chose this site because i thought that lots of people use squid for bait
Posted 31 March 2012 - 05:56 AM
Posted 31 March 2012 - 06:28 AM
What else do you want suggestions for? Does your kayak have a live bait tank? Squid, yakkas and slimies are well worth putting on live.
Posted 31 March 2012 - 07:46 AM
Edited by squidguy, 31 March 2012 - 07:46 AM.
Posted 31 March 2012 - 09:42 AM
Any decent rod will do, depending on if you want to go jigging or simply fish the harbour. Obviously a jigging rod would fit its purpose best, short, strong with a decent reel that holds alot of power otherwise any rod with 8-12kg capacity will do, definately go braid which you already have and a decent leader around 30lb but that all depends on the day. Kings sometimes get really fussy, sometimes they will only touch on really light leader and other times you will just get smashed, regardless of what you have on.
Gaffs? dont worry about it, just use a net.
Spots in the harbour vary, all the markers are good spots along with the sydney ferry ones at the heads when they are up. The wedding cakes always produce but go for structure mainly, pilons etc. If you're heading out wide, obviously hit up the reefs, long reef, colours etc
Rig up a few rods, livies and strips of squid, pillies will get them occaisionally aswell. If you are using lures, definately throw out cotton cordell poppers and rig up some sluggos to throw at structure.
Berley also helps at times, get a tin of pilchards and tuna cat food, mix it with bread and water into a nice slush and throw out as often as you wish. I used to fish the wharfs at Walsh Bay and that berley always made a difference but Kings are so fussy its not always worth it.
There are tons in the Harbour and out wide, just fish structure and you will get one but remember to lock up your drag, they will bust you off right away if you dont put up a decent fight.
Posted 31 March 2012 - 10:20 AM
I've found this method of berleying works well.
Posted 31 March 2012 - 10:31 AM
Edited by reLapse, 31 March 2012 - 10:31 AM.
Posted 31 March 2012 - 10:58 AM
Posted 31 March 2012 - 04:05 PM
Edited by squidguy, 31 March 2012 - 04:05 PM.
Posted 31 March 2012 - 04:21 PM
Nah no float necessary, go out and get some owner cire hooks, 5/0 is what i usually use, rig the livies on the back, im sure there is a video on youtube for yakkas and squid.
Drop them down unweighted near the structure, only a cpl metres or so from the surface and set the drag.
Posted 31 March 2012 - 04:23 PM
The one nearest to the runway,.to the right of the runway if your facing east
Posted 03 April 2012 - 04:15 PM
Posted 03 April 2012 - 06:26 PM
Uni knot, youtube it, there r loads of demonstrations.
Posted 03 April 2012 - 07:34 PM
Posted 03 April 2012 - 08:08 PM
Yeah, a uni knot lol
take a look, i've used it for years, never had an issue
Posted 03 April 2012 - 08:12 PM
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