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ABT Lake Macquarie Bream Qualifier Winning Boater Report August 11th and 12th 2018

ABT Lake Macquarie Bream Qualifier 2018

Kris Hickson took out the Daiwa ABT Lake Macquarie Bream Qualifier  August 2018 

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Prolure S36 and D36 Crank

Prolure D36 Crank Prolure S36 Crank

Introduction: To start, I’m going to say something that a lot of people may not agree with – Crank baiting is one of the best ways to pull big bream from structure. Why? Their head is already facing towards you. But a little bit more about that later.In the start (when I say start I mean late 80’s, early 90’s) there were really only a couple of types of lures that would catch bream. The first was a surface lure intended for bass or a timber crankbait used for trout and bass. At that stage, all crank baits were hand-painted...

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Jackall Chubby 38F Deep and Shallow - Lure Review

Jackall Chubby 38F Deep and Shallow

Introduction: Straight out of the packet, the Jackall Chubby is an awesome straight swimming lure. Some modifications can be done to increase longevity and hook up rates. Replacing the original oval front split ring with a size 1 round split ring (eg. Decoy) can reduce the chance of your leader sliding out or being cut by the stock standard split ring whilst fighting fish. Also upgrading both trebles on the lure can increase your hook up rates which can be the difference between winning and losing in a competition situation. Changing to a harder gauge treble (eg. Decoy Y-S25, Owner...

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Cranka Vibe 40 - Lure Review

Cranka Vibe 40

Introduction: The Cranka Vibe is one of many great lures that the Cranka team have produced over hours upon hours of testing. This slow sinking, finesse style vibe is 40mm long and weighs 3.6 grams. The Cranka boys have recently expanded the colour range of this vibe to 20 awesome colours that suit a wide array of fishing situations. This vibe has an enticing, tight shimmy which perfectly mimics a wounded baitfish or a crustacean skittering along a rockwall, "Black Flame" is a perfect imitation of a mussel The characteristics of this vibe make it an awesome vibe for the price...

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Austackle Shinku Stick Minnow Lure Review

Austackle Shinku Stick Minnow

Introduction: Austackle has recently expanded its lure range with another four great tournament style lures, including a stick bait lure called the shinku, this lure is 38mm in length and weighs in at 3.5 grams, being 3.5 grams you are able to cast the lure a good distance to reach any fish holding structure with ease. the SHINKU is also fitted with razor sharp quality VMC hooks and rings. The shinku is a sinking style lure with a perfect flutter on the drop that perfectly mimics a prawn or a wounded bait fish. There are a few styles of stick...

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