Light, sensitive spinning (threadline) tackle is perfect for most southern estuary fishing, while baitcasters are still a favourite tool for many keen bass fishers. Starlo chooses Shimano Anarchy, Zodias and Jungle StiX rods.
Lightweight 1000-size Shimano spinning reels are ideal for light lure fishing, and Starlo used a Caenan baitcaster on the bass.
Starlo prefers fine, strong braided lines. He chose 3 pound and 10 pound PowerPro Bite Motion braid with 4, 6 and 16 pound Shimano Ocean leaders
Starlo used Squidgies Wriggler and Whip Bait soft plastics and various spinnerbaits in this episode.
Our southern estuaries are vital, rich, fish habitats. In this episode Starlo starts in the tidal saltwater catching tailor, before pushing upstream into the fresh to pursue Australian bass. Bass are found in coastal rivers from Bundaberg in QLD to East Gippsland in Victoria, as well as many man-made lakes and dams where they’ve been stocked. But Starlo most loves catching “wild” bass in his home rivers on the south coast of NSW, and it’s not hard to see why!