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 Posted: Mon Apr 1st, 2013 10:10 am
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STEALTH 225
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What baits would u guys suggest? Would flatfish also work well? Sandies?
Please any advice would be appreciated

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 Posted: Mon Apr 1st, 2013 10:39 am
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Sandies, eagle rays, blue rays and smoothies I would guess

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 Posted: Mon Apr 1st, 2013 12:09 pm
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Stealth seeing that you are swimming baits for Namibia Bronzies I'd say

Small Hound
Sandie with nose broken Upward
Galjoen
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Steenie

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 Posted: Tue Apr 2nd, 2013 12:36 pm
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Won't fish just stay in the first wave? And how large?

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 Posted: Tue Apr 2nd, 2013 12:45 pm
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Steenies swim strongly and a Bull Mullet of 1kg will swim 300m in

Kob is lazy but a 4kg fish will swim in 200-300m

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 Posted: Tue Apr 2nd, 2013 01:01 pm
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Can't you slide out smaller swimbaits like sandies? That way you can at least try to force it to stay out a 100m or so?

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 Posted: Tue Apr 2nd, 2013 01:02 pm
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When setting up your trace for swimming fish, do u use a lighter trace ? Than the ordinary shark swimbait trace?

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 Posted: Tue Apr 2nd, 2013 01:16 pm
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With a Garrick that I swam at Mazeppa it swam for 3 hours before a blackfin nailed it and it swam on a 440lbs cable trace

Sandies I swim on standarf trace and break his nose upward and they are probably some of the best swimmers and head out and cover a lot of water

Marius a free swimming bait covers a lot of water and doesnt tangle in the leader like a bigger livie does on a slide

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 Posted: Tue Apr 2nd, 2013 01:37 pm
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Cool. I've never tried it myself so I was curious, I've only heard about guys doing it, but I can imagine that they tangle up quite badly

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 Posted: Tue Apr 2nd, 2013 02:34 pm
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Question Guys,

From own and personal experience targeting bronzies I have learned that they pick up with such speed and strength that if your slide/clip is not over the leader it is almost a guaranteed burn off.

Would swimming a bait not have the same effect if the fish you are swimming is not over the leader with your clip/non return? I use .59 Seagrand alpha and as strong as it is it burns of quick if your bait/livie is midline and not near the sinker and over the leader.... ?

Just my 2cent...

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 Posted: Tue Apr 2nd, 2013 02:45 pm
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I agree 100% thatwhy I feel free swimming a bait without sinker or slide is a better option.....
Than sliding a live bait...

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 Posted: Tue Apr 2nd, 2013 02:48 pm
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STEALTH 225 wrote:
I agree 100% thatwhy I feel free swimming a bait without sinker or slide is a better option.....
Than sliding a live bait...


Cool without a sinker makes sense, with one I think you might change your name to burn off, burned off ect...lol

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 Posted: Tue Apr 2nd, 2013 03:12 pm
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But I've only been getting hidings using this method....reels half emtied in a matter of seconds and dropped baits....with only parts of my baits coming back in return....
Haha....but it is some hectic stuff....makes u wonder what's out there...haha

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I swam a hound at Mile 78 it was hit by a passing Russian nuclear sub, "no a bronzie". Took 500m off the Trini 50. In n instant.

Dropped the bait and I reeled in half of the hound. Did the sme thin about an hour later but this time waited and just kept contact with the bait and not long after he came back and picked the bait up only to drop it again. Then it picked up again and the hooks set. Just about stripped the 50 and surfaced and after a lot of surface thrashing and tug of war the 440lbs trace cable gave way........... It was huge whatever it was...

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 Posted: Tue Apr 2nd, 2013 06:58 pm
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I wonder if there aren't GW over here? Haha...I'm trying to set up a heavy rig for these unkown sharks that strip these guys over here.....got a tor50 with 600m braid and .60 big game...ordered some 440lb steel, and 16/0 circle,, 1.2 mm leader, and shark extreme heavy....

Any advice on my rig?

PS I'm sure there gotta be some other species of large sharks cruzing our waters....maybe bulls, if water isn't to cold...
What other sharks do u know of that may occure in namibia?

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STEALTH 225 wrote:
I wonder if there aren't GW over here? Haha...I'm trying to set up a heavy rig for these unkown sharks that strip these guys over here.....got a tor50 with 600m braid and .60 big game...ordered some 440lb steel, and 16/0 circle,, 1.2 mm leader, and shark extreme heavy....

Any advice on my rig?

PS I'm sure there gotta be some other species of large sharks cruzing our waters....maybe bulls, if water isn't to cold...
What other sharks do u know of that may occure in namibia?


1.2mm won't last 10min with a sharp nose and many other species the same.... Maybe go for a steel wind on of 1.35mm that is nylon coated....

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 Posted: Tue Apr 2nd, 2013 07:14 pm
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I wonder if there aren't GW over here? Haha...I'm trying to set up a heavy rig for these unkown sharks that strip these guys over here.....got a tor50 with 600m braid and .60 big game...ordered some 440lb steel, and 16/0 circle,, 1.2 mm leader, and shark extreme heavy....

Any advice on my rig?

PS I'm sure there gotta be some other species of large sharks cruzing our waters....maybe bulls, if water isn't to cold...
What other sharks do u know of that may occure in namibia?

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 Posted: Tue Apr 2nd, 2013 07:19 pm
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Ja....will try it... So then u atach that to the 440lb steel trace?

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 Posted: Tue Apr 2nd, 2013 07:30 pm
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Yeah but now also think about the size of the swimbait and the drag and length of the steel/leader you put out... No point putting so much drag that it can't swim.... I am no expert and trust enigma could give better advise about the trace and various options....

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