I went to every tackle shop I could find on the Gold Coast to find the XR4’s that Craig mentioned without luck.
Then went to tackle power & the guys there are really helpful, Told me the light colours are working the best & sold me a lure saying it would be a sure thing.
Also every shop I went to said the need to twitch the lure a lot.
Today I took the lure & didnt put it on straight away, used the lures I had before & jus trolled them in gear and got 1 pike after about 30 minutes, I then got the white lure out and started trolling again twitching the lure.
I couldnt get 29m without hooking up
Has 17 Pike in the live bait tank in 30 minutes.
Took them over the south wall & after a few drifts I hooked up a 86c, jewie. followed up by a rat Kingy,
Things back of then.
Not as good a bite as Sunday, But happy I have worked out the Pike
Sean, what lure did you end up buying for the pike? Also are you trolling the bait grounds outside the seaway to catch them? I fished the seaway yesterday and got a kingie on a soft plastic, I’m really keen to try live bait fishing in the seaway as i haven’t done that yet. No-one yesterday morning was fishing the north wall everyone was on the pipe including a couple of blokes fly fishing.
Mate I dont know the name of lure off hand & I’m all packed up ready to head south down the Nelsons Bay first thing in the morning.
Go into Tackle World Biggerwaters & talk to Dean.
He put me onto the lure & I’m 100% sure he’ll help you out.
Might need to wait a few days though cause I bought all the remaining lures last night lol.
Yeah also sorry,
just north of wave break on the western side,
You’ll see a mile of cruisers, yachts & house boats all anchored up, so just up on the weed beds from the yellow marker onwards.
Also around the Marina walls just accross on the western bank.
Glad you got them sorted Sean, they should be easy to catch there from now until May-ish. Keep an eye out for Kings over that weedbed, a couple of times a year they will go right into that shallow water to chase the pike. Thats super fun.
I’ve been catching heaps of pike…it’s quite fun actually. My daughter loves it also. I find the easiest and best way to catch them is to drift and cast and whip the line whilst winding in the slack, also jigging from side to side at the end of the boat. My biggest was 29cm. I have kept them all (around 20) and freezed them for next time when the ocean is calm to use them as trolling baits. I always throw a livie out whilst I’m drifting and catching more. I’ve had a few hits but can’t seem to hook anything…I did happen to hook up a blue swimmer…lol.