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 Posted: Mon Jan 30th, 2017 02:50 pm
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Thanks Houtarm,Spin Doc - tried Alcocks - only the 105's not the 90.
Will keep hunting.

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 Posted: Mon Jan 30th, 2017 03:33 pm
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I will have a look in my stash of small lures and see what I can find.

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 Posted: Mon Jan 30th, 2017 10:28 pm
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We fished in Gabon awhile back and one of the guys was using one of the zo zuri shrimp worked a treat for Yellow fin Jack and some cubera snapper

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 Posted: Mon Jan 30th, 2017 10:34 pm
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We fished in Gabon awhile back and one of the guys was using one of the zo zuri shrimp IWyk mentioned worked a treat for Yellow fin Jack and some cubera snapper so sure they would work for grunter and kingies

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 Posted: Tue Jan 31st, 2017 10:51 am
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Thanks for all the advice guys, unfortunately nothing off the lure but got some small kob and grunter off throw bait but will keep pushing.

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 Posted: Tue Jan 31st, 2017 05:58 pm
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Strike Pro Thai Stick is good for Grunter too
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 Posted: Wed Feb 1st, 2017 01:20 am
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I have stock in both sizes. You can call me on 016 341 4407

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 Posted: Wed Feb 1st, 2017 02:26 pm
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Shot !::slr::

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 Posted: Thu Feb 2nd, 2017 09:43 am
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Going to be trying this one out soon,


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 Posted: Thu Feb 2nd, 2017 11:08 am
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Occie wrote:
Going to be trying this one out soon,




thats pretty impressive man! ((goodp_

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 Posted: Fri Feb 3rd, 2017 01:24 am
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Jam fly? Nicely done Occie, neat bit of tying there.

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 Posted: Fri Feb 3rd, 2017 10:24 am
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EugeneC wrote: Jam fly? Nicely done Occie, neat bit of tying there.

Ja or atleast my attempt at one.

Weighted in the tail and a little bit of foam in the head so it sits upright with the hook point just of the ground.

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 Posted: Fri Feb 3rd, 2017 11:15 pm
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Looks good, it'll get eaten for sure.

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 Posted: Wed Oct 23rd, 2019 09:22 am
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I recently started the topwater for grunter thing and am enjoying it immensely.

A few questions have popped into my mind while slowly working the Skitter V over the banks, and I would appreciate some help from the more experienced topwater grunter hunters...

When fishing in wind, do you get better success retrieving the lure with, or against the wind?

Same with current? Retrieve the lure against the current or with the current?

My feeling is retrieving with the wind/ current is better, because prawns are not strong swimmers and will be swept with the wind or current when swimming on the surface, and I'm trying to imitate a surface swimming prawn.

When fishing in brighter, clearer, less windy conditions, do you slow down the retrieve, or speed up?

Also, is there a preferable "bank" to fish in specific winds? IE is it better to fish from the river bank the wind is blowing from, or against?

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 Posted: Fri Oct 25th, 2019 02:34 pm
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Houtarm wrote:
I recently started the topwater for grunter thing and am enjoying it immensely.

A few questions have popped into my mind while slowly working the Skitter V over the banks, and I would appreciate some help from the more experienced topwater grunter hunters...

When fishing in wind, do you get better success retrieving the lure with, or against the wind?

Same with current? Retrieve the lure against the current or with the current?

My feeling is retrieving with the wind/ current is better, because prawns are not strong swimmers and will be swept with the wind or current when swimming on the surface, and I'm trying to imitate a surface swimming prawn.

When fishing in brighter, clearer, less windy conditions, do you slow down the retrieve, or speed up?

Also, is there a preferable "bank" to fish in specific winds? IE is it better to fish from the river bank the wind is blowing from, or against?

_seal1_


Here's what I like, for what its worth:

I prefer retrieving into the wind, I find it easier to work the lure correctly. I don't think it matters to the fish which way the lure is going.

Current for me depends on my position relative to the spot I'm fishing and what I'm trying to do. If I'm fishing very shallow mud flats where the fish are wary and I need a bit more finesse in my presentation I like to have the lure moving with the current in the direction of the fish.

I like fishing with the wind on my back, simply because it makes accurate casts a lot easier and also because I prefer to work the lure against the wind.

Retrieve speed is dictated by the mood of the fish. Sometimes they like a bit of violence, sometimes they like a bit of finesse ;)

Hope that helps.

Last edited on Fri Oct 25th, 2019 02:35 pm by EugeneC

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 Posted: Tue Oct 29th, 2019 06:27 am
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Thanks a lot Eugene. I enjoyed a lot of success on my first few tries with the topwater, but the last weekend or 2 has been a struggle. Water has been getting clearer which I think also makes the topwater grunter catching more difficult.

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 Posted: Wed Oct 30th, 2019 07:37 pm
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Houtarm do you fish from the bank or a boat?

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 Posted: Thu Oct 31st, 2019 06:22 am
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Only from the bank Pylstert.

Last edited on Thu Oct 31st, 2019 06:23 am by Houtarm

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 Posted: Thu Oct 31st, 2019 03:17 pm
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Wow ok thanks, sounds excellent

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 Posted: Mon Nov 4th, 2019 12:40 pm
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Hi Houtarm.
I agree with retrieving into the wind. Easier to work the lure properly. Slow does the job for grunts though have had them smash an xrap being worked fast for leerie. irrespective, i think despite the conditions (bright and sunny or overcast) slow retrieve works best.
Allways seem to find i get more action when there is a wind chopping up the surface a little. Twitch twitch twitch pause. The pause can be longer than one would expect, infact iv had more hit a stationary lure than one being worked. i dont think current or wind direction makes to big a difference,apart from physically working the lure. especially as they are genarally targetted on the flats and the main current would be running along the channel.
skitter v, xrap and zig stick have produced best for myself and most who target them in the eastern cape anyway.
Hope this helps

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