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Old 09-02-15
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Default Breaking the Soft Plastic Seal

Just thought I'd share my recent success with SP's - was never a big believer but now I'm hooked (pun intended haha).

I've always gone about SP fishing half-heartedly and have never really seen success with them (apart from the magazines). I've managed Salmon, Tailor and the occasional Bream/Flathead but always found myself using them for a bit, then switching to baits or another type of lure and having more success.

Last week I decided enough was enough, I'm committing a whole trip to just using SP's. Me and a mate managed to get out of Perth Metro yesterday morning and after anchoring and getting a burely trail going, I rigged up a plastic and got to work. My mate boated a skippy first up on bait but on my second cast, I hooked and boated a nice 690mm Pinkie. I continued to catch; skippy, a Breaksea cod, a small Dhufish (WA Dhuie) and another Pinkie while my mate only managed 1 more fish for the day (which happened to be a 35kg+ Samson fish haha). I was very pleased I was able to catch WA's main 3 demersal's on SP in my first (proper) attempt and all I can say to people wanting to give this a try is; persist and mix things up. In future, there'll be no bait on my boat - next step is demersal jigging.

Apologies for the dodgy photo's, it took until I got home to realise my phone's camera was on the wrong setting I couldn't resist throwing in the Sambo - the look on his face says it all.
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That is a top day's worth of fishing. Well done!
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Great catch. I had a blast fishing on the coast last hols, 5 free dinners..
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Thanks gents - certainly was a memorable day out.
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Good catch! I haven't tried much with soft plastics, got one tiny coral trout (if memory serves me right) on the ningaloo reef from the kayak...
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WOW that samson fish is huge! Well done. The other bonus with SPs is less mess from stinking bait squid, pilchard etc
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Agreed! I'm now consistently chosing lures over baits for pretty much all the fish I do
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