Tackle Western Port
In Westernport you’re constantly dealing with fast moving water. often you come across big Stingrays sharks and various other fish.
so it’s important to have the right tackle. when targeting fish such as snapper. I like to run a fishing combo of 6 to 10 kilos not because I can’t catch a snapper on the lighter gear.
I’ve used a lot of fishing rod combos over the years and I find you better off spending a little bit of extra money and having some quality tackle that will large longer rather than buying cheap stuff that breaks and it’s not going to get the job done.
A decent Rod Combo for me
Shimano Rod Saragossa 8000
Shimano Rod Sentire Stealth series model number 691 pelagic P-6
Spooled the real exposed with 40 pound Daiwa 8x strand Braid.
I’ll rig 2 metres of Leader “mono “ and tie an easy clip with a running sinker. my choice of hooks are early season I like the 187 suicide hooks also known as octopus hooks. I feel these are super super sharp and give me the best opportunity to catch a snapper in winter or early season. as you seen in the video above.
I’d also recommend this tackle anywhere that has fast moving currents or anywhere that has big Stingrays and lots of sharks. it also helps getting the fishing quicker and spending more time fishing for snapper rather than mucking around with unwanted speak fish species