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Re: berkley lures

Postby mazman » 29 Apr 2016, 00:36

is it the crunch of the hit or just shear pressure mid fight that's causing them to break? I have three myself and have caught a decent amount of fish on them without an issue so far.

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Re: berkley lures

Postby shane » 29 Apr 2016, 00:41

mazman wrote:is it the crunch of the hit or just shear pressure mid fight that's causing them to break? I have three myself and have caught a decent amount of fish on them without an issue so far.

Cheers Alex


It's large snapper and their vigorous head shakes during the fight that do the damage, rather than an initial strike. To split the rear join of the lure and free the hook requires a lot of linear force on the hook at the same time as a violent sideways jerk and twist from a head shake to open up the lure. It's usually ones that have caught a few fish that fail for me.

I still use them trolling for snapper. I find the 10cm 4m deep diver in black/silver to be perfect for snapper around the Altona reefs and it usually gets hit before a TDD7 or 9.
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Re: berkley lures

Postby mazman » 29 Apr 2016, 00:50

shane wrote:
mazman wrote:is it the crunch of the hit or just shear pressure mid fight that's causing them to break? I have three myself and have caught a decent amount of fish on them without an issue so far.

Cheers Alex


It's large snapper and their vigorous head shakes during the fight that do the damage, rather than an initial strike. To split the rear join of the lure and free the hook requires a lot of linear force on the hook at the same time as a violent sideways jerk and twist from a head shake to open up the lure. It's usually ones that have caught a few fish that fail for me.

I still use them trolling for snapper. I find the 10cm 4m deep diver in black/silver to be perfect for snapper around the Altona reefs and it usually gets hit before a TDD7 or 9.

Thanks shane, might stop using them for jewfish, pretty sure they have a good enough headshake to break them. Will continue to use them for snapper though because as you said they get the job done
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Re: berkley lures

Postby Wind Waker » 29 Apr 2016, 16:08

mazman wrote:
shane wrote:
mazman wrote:is it the crunch of the hit or just shear pressure mid fight that's causing them to break? I have three myself and have caught a decent amount of fish on them without an issue so far.

Cheers Alex


It's large snapper and their vigorous head shakes during the fight that do the damage, rather than an initial strike. To split the rear join of the lure and free the hook requires a lot of linear force on the hook at the same time as a violent sideways jerk and twist from a head shake to open up the lure. It's usually ones that have caught a few fish that fail for me.

I still use them trolling for snapper. I find the 10cm 4m deep diver in black/silver to be perfect for snapper around the Altona reefs and it usually gets hit before a TDD7 or 9.

Thanks shane, might stop using them for jewfish, pretty sure they have a good enough headshake to break them. Will continue to use them for snapper though because as you said they get the job done


I like that one!! Blame shane if you loose the fish of a life time :thumbsup:
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Re: berkley lures

Postby mazman » 29 Apr 2016, 17:53

Wind Waker wrote:
mazman wrote:
shane wrote:is it the crunch of the hit or just shear pressure mid fight that's causing them to break? I have three myself and have caught a decent amount of fish on them without an issue so far.

Cheers Alex

It's large snapper and their vigorous head shakes during the fight that do the damage, rather than an initial strike. To split the rear join of the lure and free the hook requires a lot of linear force on the hook at the same time as a violent sideways jerk and twist from a head shake to open up the lure. It's usually ones that have caught a few fish that fail for me.

I still use them trolling for snapper. I find the 10cm 4m deep diver in black/silver to be perfect for snapper around the Altona reefs and it usually gets hit before a TDD7 or 9.

Thanks shane, might stop using them for jewfish, pretty sure they have a good enough headshake to break them. Will continue to use them for snapper though because as you said they get the job done


I like that one!! Blame shane if you loose the fish of a life time :thumbsup:
Already got a jewie on one but I don't want to risk losing one in the future. While a big snapper would be nice they aren't a fish of a lifetime to me.
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Re: berkley lures

Postby mingle » 29 Apr 2016, 18:24

My first Berkley Frenzy FS6. This poor little bugger caught about 60 pike, dozens of couta, several rock flatties, trevally, salmon and even a parrotfish.

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