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Thread: Berkeley soft baits on Trout

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    Berkeley soft baits on Trout

    Hi all!

    Just had a tickle with the old 4" minis grub and. Something similar in the dark brown colours in Manapouri(that's what our billies are colour wise)

    Has anyone tried em elsewhere for jigging for Trout etc?

    Had a ripper of rainbow whack one but my 1/6 oz head wasn't exposing the hook enough. I have used the storm series and their great but for fishing the deeper water they don't get down quite as well.


    Your experiences gentlemen?

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    Nailed some trout and salmon on 4" jerk shads with 3/8th 1/0 heads at the canals. Not conventional but it worked.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shearer View Post
    Nailed some trout and salmon on 4" jerk shads with 3/8th 1/0 heads at the canals. Not conventional but it worked.
    Shhhhhhh......
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    No scent allowed? Or oils?
    Boom, cough,cough,cough

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maca49 View Post
    No scent allowed? Or oils?
    That's just Taupo rules @Maca49.
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    nope Rotorua Lakes aswell
    "ars longa, vita brevis"

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    Since moving south I have been surprised at the number of places you can fish for trout with bait (so scented soft baits as well). Having lived in Taupo for the last 23 years I had no idea it was the done thing down on this other island.
    Experience. What you get just after you needed it.

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    The ones with the broad tails (whale tail ) work really well .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Munsey View Post
    The ones with the broad tails (whale tail ) work really well .
    Shush even more. Have enough trouble getting them now



    Fairly lethal in the rivers as well
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    Quote Originally Posted by oraki View Post
    Shush even more. Have enough trouble getting them now
    Ha ha , And When you down to your last one you loose the tail to a fish not much bigger than the softie
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    Quote Originally Posted by Munsey View Post
    Ha ha , And When you down to your last one you loose the tail to a fish not much bigger than the softie
    Glad I'm not the only person it happens to

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    Quote Originally Posted by Munsey View Post
    The ones with the broad tails (whale tail ) work really well .
    got a link or picture?
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    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
    got a link or picture?

    This sort of thing , don't do heaps of trout fishing but when we do we kick arse with these . Worked well in the river as well . When we were in Raro we caught Tuna on same thing but slightly bigger 6" approx. Just wicked action in water

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    I've got some Nuclear chickens as Pink is a good colour for Manapouri. I've been told the small tail ones like above work mint but it's mainly for around the lake edge as it's REALLY deep. Hope to grab a small inflatable boat and just around from were the bottom changes from weeds to stones. Just with a 2hp outboard should be mint!
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