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Black Soft Plastics

Discussion in 'Fishing General Chat' started by Alan Bonnici, May 18, 2019.

  1. Alan Bonnici

    Alan Bonnici New Member

    Feb 5, 2019
    I’ve been getting asked a lot lately if Black soft plastics work so during the week I set out to conduct a short fishing challenge in Port Phillip Bay using only black soft plastics and had great results.

    The video can be seen at - if you enjoy the video then please subscribe to the channel

    We fished in Black Rock in a small runabout boat during high tide. Using only 5cm pro grubs in UV black with 1/8 jig heads we set ourselves 90 minutes to catch as many pinkies as we could. We caught plenty of pinkies and a couple of flatties.
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  2. Tackleberry

    Tackleberry Well-Known Member

    Sep 30, 2016
    Of course they do especially at night or in very deep water
  3. Old fisho

    Old fisho Well-Known Member

    Sep 14, 2016
    Have fluked a few good flatties on black Squidgy shads
  4. Rod Bender

    Rod Bender Well-Known Member

    Aug 20, 2016
    Why do you say 'fluked'? You weren't targeting flatties?

    Apparently black plastic 'grubs' are a popular choice for yellas in freshwater. The only Murray cod that I have hooked (and lost said cod) on SP's came on a black colored plastic.
    Team Bender
    Back in black!
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  5. diesel

    diesel Well-Known Member

    Sep 23, 2016
    I've caught yellas on 38mm Charlie Brewer Crappie Sliders in black with a yellow paddle tail, especially in really dirty water. Sooty grunter will have a go at them also, but when sooties are on the chew they will just about have a crack at any colour.

    CB Crappie Slider.jpg
    38mm Charlie Brewer Crappie Slider

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  6. Old fisho

    Old fisho Well-Known Member

    Sep 14, 2016
    I say 'fluked' because I'd had no previous success with same. Were it to happen again, the word would not apply.
    Jeff, the lure shown at least appears to have a glued on tail. Usually when dramatic colour changes are seen like that, there's a slight fading in effect. Certainly of little importance to a fish.
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