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    Ausfish Gold Member Dirtyfuzz's Avatar
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    Sunshine Coast deep dropping

    So the weather was great on Thursday so decided to head out wide of caloundra and try deep dropping jigs/bait for the first time using just my muscles with a torium 30 and oceans legacy 300-700g rod, was great being hit on every drop but could only get those green eye sharks, have been told you need to be persistent as where they are the other stuff usually is aswell but is pretty deflating bringing them up from 265m, so alas I have gone to the dark side and have been given a good price for a forcemaster 9000a spooled with 80lb power pro and a choice of a shimano revolution or a shimano status rod both with swivel tips and around the same price, does anyone have any experience with either of these rods, Iím leaning towards the revolution but both seem capable rods
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    Terry
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    Re: Sunshine Coast deep dropping

    Good effort, too deep for me to wind up with not so good back, electric reel is the go.Would be great to get some bar cod or blue-eye. I too had my share of dogfish (Green-eye shark), they are good eating , Dont get stung by the dorsal barb, they sting and hard to stop bleeding, I've never been stung but have seen someone that has.

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    Ausfish Gold Member Dirtyfuzz's Avatar
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    Re: Sunshine Coast deep dropping

    Thatís good to know they good eating Iíll keep one next time to try if get nothing else, heading out on Wednesday and try for blue eye in the 450-500m ground out from Caloundra, have a shimano forcemaster electric reel now with a shimano revolution rod deep drop rod combo, thanks about the barb I did notice it and was wondering about that, I just used pliars and shaked them off the circle they donít seem to thrash around as much as normal sharks so was pretty easy
    Quote Originally Posted by bondy99 View Post
    Good effort, too deep for me to wind up with not so good back, electric reel is the go.Would be great to get some bar cod or blue-eye. I too had my share of dogfish (Green-eye shark), they are good eating , Dont get stung by the dorsal barb, they sting and hard to stop bleeding, I've never been stung but have seen someone that has.
    Mercury 115ct going strong😁

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    Re: Sunshine Coast deep dropping

    If the Green Eyes are OK size they are good eating (I don't eat them) the spike on their back is not that sharp, but it could give you a poke if careless.

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    Re: Sunshine Coast deep dropping

    Try a longer line from bottom hook T to sinker.
    Make it around 5m or more.
    Give yourself half a chance.

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    Re: Sunshine Coast deep dropping

    Headed out to the shelf in 500m east of caloundra chasing blue eye and found a
    nice pinnacle that was loaded, set up
    a drift and the rod and reel loaded up and up come a triple of rays bream, another drop and two more, apparently pretty good eating so we will seeAttachment 124083
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