to catch a King

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to catch a King

#1 Post by clutch » Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:07 pm

My latest mission is to catch a kngfish.

I saw some guys braining them in the Hacking. I asked them what lures they wre using . After saying it was a secret,they said squid. My questions for the Forum

1) What lures to use for kings? Any other tactics?
2) If not at surface, what depth would you target? (this spot was about forty feet deep).
3) If using squid, would store bought be nearly as good as fresh caught.?

Thanks

Clutch
YAK PBs... Flathead 75 cm, Silver Trevally 55 cm, Tailor 50 cm, Australian Salmon 50 cm, Wild Bass 44 cm, Bream 32 cm, Estuary Perch 32 cm, one squid, one pike

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Re: to catch a King

#2 Post by pavo » Fri Feb 17, 2017 7:20 pm

Nothing beats live squid.
Second best is fresh dead squid caught that morning.
You can try micro jigs if you don't have squid.
Get yourself some 2 gram yozuri or yamashita squid jigs in pink and catch some.
You can catch squid in just about any bay in the hacking. Best time is before sunrise

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Re: to catch a King

#3 Post by pavo » Fri Feb 17, 2017 7:20 pm

Nothing beats live squid.
Second best is fresh dead squid caught that morning.
You can try micro jigs if you don't have squid.
Get yourself some 2 gram yozuri or yamashita squid jigs in pink and catch some.
You can catch squid in just about any bay in the hacking. Best time is before sunrise

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Re: to catch a King

#4 Post by sharknett » Wed Feb 22, 2017 2:34 pm

As above. White soft plastic stick baits are also pretty popular cast around headlands, reef and channel markers.
If towing live baits in 20m or more depth I usually position them about 10m off the bottom.
Live slimies & yellowfin pike also make great baits. Yakkas can work if you can't get anything else.

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