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Re: What Are Your Biggest Fish On Soft Plastics?
« Reply #20 on: July 31, 2010, 07:15:11 AM »
Bohar Snapper on a 7"Gulp Smelt colour,2oz jighead, Berkley Air XH
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Re: What Are Your Biggest Fish On Soft Plastics?
« Reply #21 on: July 31, 2010, 07:18:55 AM »
Green Jobfish;6,9kg ; 7" Chartreuse Pepperneon
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Re: What Are Your Biggest Fish On Soft Plastics?
« Reply #22 on: August 02, 2010, 12:26:00 PM »
That Leerie in Algoa is awesome (clap)

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Re: What Are Your Biggest Fish On Soft Plastics?
« Reply #23 on: August 05, 2010, 12:28:22 AM »
macarthy 8" orca minow 3/0 nitro jig head, 30lb flouro leader 30lb kingfisher casting braid diawa megaforce 7ft and penn infenity 4000 reel

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Re: What Are Your Biggest Fish On Soft Plastics?
« Reply #24 on: August 05, 2010, 01:09:38 PM »
Awesome fish  (clap)

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Re: What Are Your Biggest Fish On Soft Plastics?
« Reply #25 on: August 06, 2010, 04:47:10 PM »

 
Noweeds - 25 kilo plus Potato Bass - Hellsgate June 2010
 
I'm allowed to post the pic seeing as he caught it on my rig!!!  :+
 
Tackle used:
Berkley Air 9ft XH
Stella 6000FA with 8000FA Spool
Daiwa Saltiga Boat Braid 55lb
100lb FISHERMAN Leader
2 oz Berkley Nitro Jighead
7" Berkley Gulp in Anchovy or Blue Pepper neon ( great colour for Moz, especially at Hellsgate, outfished most other plastic 5:1 )
 
And here is a shot of Weeds in action on that fish....

 
Was a superb battle, and full credit to the Weed for pushing the tackle to the limit to keep this bugger out of his hole... the Berkley Air was PUSHED!!!

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Re: What Are Your Biggest Fish On Soft Plastics?
« Reply #26 on: August 06, 2010, 04:51:23 PM »
Awesome fish. Well done. I love light tackle.  :rck"
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Re: What Are Your Biggest Fish On Soft Plastics?
« Reply #27 on: August 06, 2010, 06:21:49 PM »
a 6kg geelbek on a 3inch gulp squid

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Re: What Are Your Biggest Fish On Soft Plastics?
« Reply #28 on: August 10, 2010, 01:53:33 PM »
Awesome fish guys!!!

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Re: What Are Your Biggest Fish On Soft Plastics?
« Reply #29 on: October 01, 2010, 03:10:54 PM »
An interesting point on the same subject was raised on another website regarding the same issue:

Most of the catches seem to be in the tropics up to KZN, excluding aqua's geelbek. Does the effeciency of dropshot correlate with these types of watertemps, visibility or is it merely because of the numbers of fish available in those areas, compared to the West Coast for instance?

I've seen the Alcocks dvds around PE area, so obviously it seems to work well there. I've struggled to get fish with dropshot in the colder waters. 50cm kob, a dassie or two, but nothing really big.

PS for this topic, we concentrate purely on dropshot and not other artificial lures I presume?

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Re: What Are Your Biggest Fish On Soft Plastics?
« Reply #30 on: October 01, 2010, 03:23:26 PM »
1309sg this topic was created specifically for dropshot.
I know where you coming from, in the colder waters the dropshot is hard to fish!

I know a lot of guys who have posted in this topic and members on the forum have caught once in a lifetime fish on dropshot I have tried my luck so now when I want to catch a Kob I will throw a halco or put out a livie... When I want to catch a blacktail/cracker/stonbream i will chuck out some sardine or worm and when I want to catch a Leerie i will throw a popper or plug... Dropshot definitely is an art and people who master it wil have lots of success! I have struggled over the years so i have given up! My 2c  :sml:

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Re: What Are Your Biggest Fish On Soft Plastics?
« Reply #31 on: October 01, 2010, 03:35:01 PM »
I have never fished using dropshot but am going to give it a big go in November. I will be using dropshot from Gordons Bay harbour wall and Strand. The rest of False Bay I will be fishing with traditional bait. Will post my comments when I return.

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Re: What Are Your Biggest Fish On Soft Plastics?
« Reply #32 on: October 01, 2010, 03:36:51 PM »
Couple of great catches there Reefs!!! I can believe it's mind blowing catching those on light tackle...

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Re: What Are Your Biggest Fish On Soft Plastics?
« Reply #33 on: October 01, 2010, 03:39:05 PM »
Nice catch there Marshie...

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Re: What Are Your Biggest Fish On Soft Plastics?
« Reply #34 on: October 01, 2010, 03:42:40 PM »
An interesting point on the same subject was raised on another website regarding the same issue:

Most of the catches seem to be in the tropics up to KZN, excluding aqua's geelbek. Does the effeciency of dropshot correlate with these types of watertemps, visibility or is it merely because of the numbers of fish available in those areas, compared to the West Coast for instance?

I've seen the Alcocks dvds around PE area, so obviously it seems to work well there. I've struggled to get fish with dropshot in the colder waters. 50cm kob, a dassie or two, but nothing really big.

PS for this topic, we concentrate purely on dropshot and not other artificial lures I presume?

Reckon in the more temperate waters, the fish species diversity is much larger than in the colder Cape waters. ie: There are species that can be caught in the Cape waters, but there are MANY more that can be caught the further North one goes...??
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Re: What Are Your Biggest Fish On Soft Plastics?
« Reply #35 on: October 01, 2010, 03:47:24 PM »
Gee Nepptune, that's a mean looking fish... Great catch nontheless!!! (clap)

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Re: What Are Your Biggest Fish On Soft Plastics?
« Reply #36 on: October 01, 2010, 03:56:52 PM »
@ Walkerkiller: agreed, I would love to have one of the fundis along with me!

@ Reeefman: agreed 100%!

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Re: What Are Your Biggest Fish On Soft Plastics?
« Reply #37 on: October 22, 2010, 11:16:13 AM »
Daiwa Mega Force Rod
Saltiga 30 pound Boat Braid
Shimano Stradic Reel

Bassas da India May 2010
Berkley Chartreuse 5"

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Re: What Are Your Biggest Fish On Soft Plastics?
« Reply #38 on: October 22, 2010, 11:51:27 AM »
Daiwa Mega Force Rod
Saltiga 30 pound Boat Braid
Shimano Stradic Reel

Bassas da India May 2010
Berkley Chartreuse 5"

@Mantaray have you posted a report on your Bassas da India trip?
Would love to see one!?!
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Re: What Are Your Biggest Fish On Soft Plastics?
« Reply #39 on: October 22, 2010, 11:53:15 AM »
Hi Prego

Shamefully I have not , let me work on one this weekend and should have her up by Monday.

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