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July 3

Winter fishing on Softbaits

Winter fishing means changing techniques to catch fish. Going out wide and then teasing those tentative fish to bite can be difficult. I like to use softbaits at this time of year and try to match the hatch (softbaits that look like the prey the predators are chasing). Yesterday was a perfect day for softbaiting in the deep with no wind and a slow drift. We fished 45mtrs west of Channel Island and while the jigs were catching fish during the bite time, when it went quiet the softbaits came into their own.image

 

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We caught John Dory, Snapper and a 60cm Trevally on softbait while the jigs of all colours and style were left untouched. This was during the lull between bite time and during slack tide.

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So get out there and make sure you mix it up and don’t just rely on your favourite jig to do the damage.

 

Cheers Captn Nik (Snap)      

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