There is no doubt that when Daiwa released the new range of colours recently in their ever popular lure range it got a lot of anglers excited. Not only with the release of few new models they have expanded the existing range to 10 or more colours. Being a total gear freak I new that I just had to have some of the new range to try out.
On our way to the recent Hobie ABT tournament held at Mallacoota in Victoria, myself and few other kayak competitors stopped at Tamboon inlet, to get our eye in to a few techniques that might work for the weekend’s competition. We made out way into the main system and found fish on some wind blown flats and points. They had a gradual run off from 40cm into 2m of water and I wanted to use something that I could fish through without changing lures.
I went straight for the Double Clutch IZM 75. I don’t think there is a bream angler out there that chases black bream that hasn’t thrown these at some point, and the reason is they catch quality fish. I have been using these for quite a few years and have good confidence in them and they can be used across a vast range of depths and situations, whether it be ripping them across flats or throwing them deep into heavy timber.
I went for the new Purple Suji Prawn colour to try imitate a fleeing prawn, and would cast up into the shallows and rip them back with plenty of pauses thrown in. The key was to make sure I was in contact with the bottom. The fishing was sensational, a little slow at first but once we worked out what they wanted it was a great afternoons fishing, the key to success was that the lure suspends and most fish were hooked in the pause.
I caught most of the fish for the day on the one lure which was new that morning however looked very second hand by the end of the day. There were also some quality Flathead around that liked the look of the new Double Clutch’s.
If you into chasing Black Bream, Perch or Flathead, these should be a standard item in you kit, so do yourself a favour and get in check the new colour range out, you won’t be disappointed.