Tell us a Bit About Your Rigs
I am a bit of a simple fisherman and use pretty basic gear and set ups with nothing overly fancy.
I know a lot of people don't use or like mono, but I am guilty of running this on all my rods and have never found it to impact performance, hook up rate, or the quantity of fish I catch compared to other Yak Hunters I fish with. I run 2500 Shimano Siennas on all my rods (except for heavier rods for sharks and bigger fish) and find that it works very well as all my spools are interchangeable and I also find that they are a reliable and tough reel for the cheaper range.
I generally run three different rod set ups for the style of fishing and target species I usually go for. First is a straight 6lb mono set up for lighter fishing. Second is 10lb mono with a 10lb fluorocarbon leader which is my all-round set up. Third is 10lb mono with a 20lb mono (or) 20lb flourocarbon leader for Jacks and other aggressive species.
I recently had two weeks long service leave and although I didn't get to fish quite as many days as I was hoping to due to other family commitments; I still managed to get a few good days fishing in while I was off. I set out for my holidays with four target fish to catch being: Trevally, Estuary Cod, Yellowbelly and my first Mangrove Jack and can happily say that I managed to tick all four off my list. I found that the saltwater fishing was generally pretty quiet everywhere I went, but kept persisting and changing up my lures and was rewarded with a few nice fish and a couple of PB's.