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Destined to become a much bigger part of our armoury, but how do you fish yours?

Ok, so you arrive at your mark, it's a flooding tide with an hour or 2 before high. Do you cast, count down a few seconds, twitch, reel a few turns and repeat? Do this again but slowly working the column to hopefully find the fish? Sink and draw all the way back to your feet? Cast, twitch, sink, twitch, reel hard for a few turns, twitch, sink etc? Do any of you actually let a plug (hard plastic) hit the bottom before reeling in?

Is it a mix of the above or do you have a killer technique you can share :wink: ?
Most guys select sinking plugs purely to beat the wind.

One of the top plugs over here, the Zonk, is misused by 70% of purchasers too.

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Sinking plugs are most effective when they are 'sinking'.
 

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When you say "Rip em" are you talking about reeling them in fast or jerking them hard to the side/up/downwards, Keith?

Are you saying that you are reasonably aggressive with sinking lures mate?
Cast, wait on a controlled slack. Drop the rod back from 12 o'clock to 9 as it falls.

Lower the rod tip to the water, pick up the slack and JERK ! sometimes multiple jerks but with each jerk, the rod tip must continuously climb UP.

Lower again under controlled slack.

If it's really deep, open the bail and let braid slide between your fingers as the plug slides away. This works behind deep ledges etc.

If you feel a bump, that is when you always let the plug sink no matter what phase of the procedure you are in.

This is because a Bass may have slapped or disabled the bait and will collect it on the drop.
 
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