Sweetwater Techniques

 Sooty Grunter – 
  •  Sootys are hard and dirty fighters. Make sure your leader is not scuffed or chaffed. If it is, re-tie
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  •  Surface lures like poppers and stickbaits work best during the low light periods of the day. Early morning and late afternoon
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  •  When the suns rises, sooty’s will head deeper. Use diving minnows or plastics during the hotter part of the day
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  •  Sooty’s will straighten out an inferior treble or split ring. Make sure you upgrade your terminal tackle on some lures bought off the shelf
. Light to medium spin tackle is my favourite gear to chase sooty grunter with
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  •  Don’t speak too loudly as you will often spook fish.
  •  Cast as close as you can to structure
. Double hookups can often be experienced. If someone hooks up one fish, the other angler should cast in not too far behind to try hook one of their mates
  •  Lay down timber in the middle off the channel, further from the bank will yield a better class of fish.
  •  Always wear polarised sunglasses. You can often sight cast these fish.
 

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