just wanted to know if soft plastics work at night for bream.tailor.etc etc...without a glow i am new to plastics..

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you would have to be pretty

Fri, 2008-04-18 14:10

you would have to be pretty lucky and have a bit or light around, im sure you could get glow in the dark softies, or try little poppers ive seen people catch bream, whiting and flathead and we all know they work for tailor, i dont know how well poppers work in a bit deeper water for those mid to bottom dwellers, but around pillons and on flats they work a treat

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Normally you'd need light to

Fri, 2008-04-18 14:20

Normally you'd need light to work lures or SP's as they are primarily visual. Though, some have scents that mimic a soft bait, pulling it in relatively fast might result in few hits as the fish cant swim around and bump it.

Gulp make soft plastics that glow and have heaps of scent, so I think they would work. You can also tie them onto a paternoster rig and if theres a bit of current or wave action then they'll swim properly if they have the tails (rather than jerk shads).

 Though, some people say if you use glow stuff at night it can spook the fish and the glow is for dropping down deep where theres not much light (but during the day). People use glowsticks when night fishing though, so I have no idea.

 I have caught two herring (out of 5) right on sunset on a cloudy day on the white gulps to a paternoster in the surf though.


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Hmmm i tend to disagree with

Fri, 2008-04-18 15:56

Hmmm i tend to disagree with both the previous comments. Although i haven't fished with plastic at night, i have many times fished with lures and done pretty bloody well. A lot of fish work tides and are very if not more active at night.
A fish doesn't just see a lure, it feel it and believe me they are just as aggressive. Surface lures are another option and great fun at night. I say give it a try, in fact i just might beat you to it.

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I have read

Fri, 2008-04-18 15:58

a few articles that suggest that plastics with a strong tail action work well at night. Least the blowies won' get them.


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thanks guys...colin can u

Fri, 2008-04-18 18:08

thanks guys...colin can u suggest some plastics i can buy that the blowies could'nt eat..

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i picked up a few undersize

Fri, 2008-04-18 19:55

i picked up a few undersize tailor at canning bridge today when the water became really murkey. i was using 'SQUIDGIES' (bushy and starlo). pink with silver 'spots' and a luminous orange jighead. all of them were hooked on the retrieve


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Pilbara brad

Sun, 2008-04-20 16:20

"A fish doesn't just see a lure, it feel it and believe me they are just as aggressive."

As brad said a fishes lateral line detects movement and vibrations in the water, and they use it to hunt prey at night.