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Hey guys,

 

I have not fished at the Cape yet but am very keen to give it a try. I was thinking shallow tempest but not very sure how to fish it. Do I throw bait and if so how deep, throw lures or even plastics? Any advice would be great.

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I have trolled there a couple of times, caught a nice Amberjack from there but that was about 20 years ago, last time I went to that area I got spooled by something that didn't want to stop. Unfortunately I had put the 50W away and was just using a small Daiwa Saltist ST20 just bottom bashing as it was a slow day,  otherwise it might have been a different story, although at the time and even now I suspect that I might have snagged a whale as there a heap of them there that day. Not that a 50W would have stopped one of those,  it was one of those slow runs that didn't build up speed, no shakes, nothing, just kept going and going like something that didn't even know it had been hooked.

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It's one of those things that I like about fishing that side and also north of Morton Island, you never know what you are going to get.

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I prefer to fish shallow tempest and the other shallow shoals and reefs in that area by anchoring up current of the structure and float baits back in a burley trail.  Its not everyone's cup of tea tho, don't know many people who enjoy anchor retrieval in 35-40m of water.

Best thing is trial all techniques.

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