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Ste F
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« on: February 09, 2010, 20:41:56 CET »

I did post this yesterday but it appears to have been removed Huh
Anyway, what lures will I need to bring with me when I come over in June? I will mainly be shore fishing in the St.Pauls bay area. When I came over last year I only caught small fish on bread and was after something a bit bigger this time round.
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« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2010, 22:06:55 CET »

anything like this... you mite get a Barracuda

http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/templates/index/index-display.jsp?id=cat20414&navAction=jump&navCount=1&cmCat=MainCatcat20166&parentType=category&parentId=cat20166



and you'll need a wire like this
http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/templates/index/index-display.jsp?id=cat20204&navAction=jump&navCount=1&cmCat=MainCatcat20166&parentType=category&parentId=cat20166
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can you plz right back in english im am not the best in maltes thank you!
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« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2010, 13:11:16 CET »

This is a reply i posted on the original thread http://maltafishingforum.com/talk/index.php/topic,2584.msg32657/topicseen.html#new

If you cannot view it let me know and will cut and paste.

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« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2010, 20:51:10 CET »

Could you please cut and paste it for mr Jean as I can't seem to view it, Thanks in advance Wink
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« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2010, 21:35:06 CET »

Hi Ste F,

With respect to lures I would surely place my bets on some good minnows (both sinking and floating), some metal jigs and also maybe some top-water lures like poppers just in case you fish in shallow waters. I would also include some silicone lures (mainly fish-type) on weighted hooks or jig-heads but during the retrieve you have to watch out not to leave your lures on the bottom. I donít really use light and small lures, mainly due to my rod specs and also to cast slightly farther out, but in ports they are very valid.

Basically, you start off from the type of rod and reel combo you are going to use, but would suggest lures in the range of up to 13-15 cm when it comes to minnows. These usually range from 12 grams to further more (some are below that size but weigh a hefty 30grams approx - which might be good for some far casts).

Yo-zuri, Daiwa, Rapala, and other such brands are all excellent. Try to think of sea-swimming baitfish with respect to colours. I would also suggest spooling your reel with a good braid (take into account line weighting of the rod) and a fluorocarbon leader. In the Shore-Fishing; Spinning Section you will surely find some helpful advice. I'm still a beginner when it comes to spinning so such opinions can surely be challenged by the more experience members, but hope it helps 

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« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2010, 22:15:03 CET »

Basically, you start off from the type of rod and reel combo you are going to use, but would suggest lures in the range of up to 13-15 cm when it comes to minnows. These usually range from 12 grams to further more (some are below that size but weigh a hefty 30grams approx - which might be good for some far casts).

Yo-zuri, Daiwa, Rapala, and other such brands are all excellent. Try to think of sea-swimming baitfish with respect to colours. I would also suggest spooling your reel with a good braid (take into account line weighting of the rod) and a fluorocarbon leader.
Totally agree 100% the only other thing is DONT use a wire trace! with a 13-15cm lure your not going to need one,in fact if your spinning at dawn and beyond,it will actually lessen your chances of catching a barracuda!!! do as jean suggested and put on flurocarbon leader...it can make all the difference..especially in the clearer waters of june!!

The 'cudas are quite plentiful all year round in around most ports/bays in malta and so have become quite cunning and esp in june a wire trace will stick out a mile!! Put it this way im kinda fed up catching 'cudas now!! & when im using lures (spinning) to catch them,(which is most of the time in recent years) ive yet to have one snap me off when using a decent sized lure...

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« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2010, 23:19:13 CET »

Thanks very much for the info, I'll can start getting myself some gear now Wink
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« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2010, 14:22:53 CET »

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Put it this way im kinda fed up catching 'cudas now!!
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« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2010, 14:54:47 CET »

illlllllllllllllllllll ticcajta Smiley  Grin
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« Reply #9 on: February 11, 2010, 22:05:51 CET »

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Put it this way im kinda fed up catching 'cudas now!!
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LOL!! this wasn't my intention m8!! i just meant to emphasize how abundant barracuda's have become in recent years around our shores! Actually you should have seen me the day before yesterday when i finally managed to catch a couple of kubrit after a VERY LONG absence of no fish..well ok there was those skalm...it was like i won the lottery (e-fisher will confirm this!!) Rob when this weather sorts itself out if you want come for a spin with me & the other kammals  Cheesy

illlllllllllllllllllll ticcajta Smiley  Grin
Iwa seihbi...issa nghidlek lilek ta'!  Cheesy
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