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Post by craigpix2000 on Mon Mar 02, 2009 10:18 am

are they any good as a bait ive picked a pack up from the tackle shop but whats the best way of fishing them and hooking them Question
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Re: sand eels are they a good pike bait

Post by Woodchucker on Mon Mar 02, 2009 10:24 am

There only a small soft bait Craig so it may be worth making a single hook rig for them and fish it tail hooked, there has been some big pike caught on sandeels so there worth a go Wink

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Re: sand eels are they a good pike bait

Post by craigpix2000 on Mon Mar 02, 2009 10:27 am

cheers mate il give them a go saturday Wink
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Re: sand eels are they a good pike bait

Post by Woodchucker on Mon Mar 02, 2009 11:02 am

Where you going mate?

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Post by NIDGE MAC on Mon Mar 02, 2009 12:11 pm

oaklands..... and it was a tip i received of a top bloke try sand ells... never got round to it, but i can see it happening saturday... Suspect
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Re: sand eels are they a good pike bait

Post by channa on Mon Mar 02, 2009 12:33 pm

My snakeheads love them...
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Re: sand eels are they a good pike bait

Post by noodle on Tue Mar 03, 2009 3:09 am

nah they are usless id post em off to someone like me Suspect

what size are they?
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Re: sand eels are they a good pike bait

Post by craigpix2000 on Tue Mar 03, 2009 9:16 am

noodle wrote:nah they are usless id post em off to someone like me Suspect

what size are they?


about 8inch long mate is there a lot of flavour to them is it worth stabbing them a ouple of times with the hook point to release the juice Question
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Re: sand eels are they a good pike bait

Post by Trash on Tue Mar 03, 2009 10:35 am

craigpix2000 wrote:
noodle wrote:nah they are usless id post em off to someone like me Suspect

what size are they?


about 8inch long mate is there a lot of flavour to them is it worth stabbing them a ouple of times with the hook point to release the juice Question

eat one and find out.....
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Re: sand eels are they a good pike bait

Post by craigpix2000 on Tue Mar 03, 2009 10:45 am

Trash wrote:
craigpix2000 wrote:
noodle wrote:nah they are usless id post em off to someone like me Suspect

what size are they?


about 8inch long mate is there a lot of flavour to them is it worth stabbing them a ouple of times with the hook point to release the juice Question

eat one and find out.....
affraid pale u must be joking lol!
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Re: sand eels are they a good pike bait

Post by Woodchucker on Tue Mar 03, 2009 10:48 am

Actually its not that mad of an idea bom

But just a tip for you Craig, dont get obsessed by baits. Pike have been caught on sausages in the past which shows there not at all picky, if they are feeding and they pass your bait they will pick it up Wink

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Post by craigpix2000 on Tue Mar 03, 2009 11:01 am

Woodchucker wrote:Actually its not that mad of an idea bom

But just a tip for you Craig, dont get obsessed by baits. Pike have been caught on sausages in the past which shows there not at all picky, if they are feeding and they pass your bait they will pick it up Wink
to be honest mate its the first time ive seen them in the tackle shop so i got some of them and lamprey cos i knew dean had caught on lamprey and on that yf day the lad who caught was using lamprey so i fought the sand eels was simalar to lamprey but smaller versions enough to tempt a jack im not fussed about gettig a big fish i just want to get 1 before i go grey and straight jacket mad lol!
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Re: sand eels are they a good pike bait

Post by Woodchucker on Tue Mar 03, 2009 11:32 am

It will come Craig, its just a time game Wink

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Post by noodle on Tue Mar 03, 2009 12:25 pm

seriously they ar edecent baits well suited for really long range stuff and normal fishing as well

sand eel does not taste nice even when cooked with a bit of garlic butter, which usually sorts anything out

i did worry you had picked up the wee tiny ones you can get

they sound more like launce again another decent bait
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Post by Woodchucker on Tue Mar 03, 2009 12:27 pm

noodle wrote:seriously they ar edecent baits well suited for really long range stuff and normal fishing as well

sand eel does not taste nice even when cooked with a bit of garlic butter, which usually sorts anything out

i did worry you had picked up the wee tiny ones you can get

they sound more like launce again another decent bait

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Re: sand eels are they a good pike bait

Post by nixon on Tue Mar 03, 2009 12:27 pm

Fantastic sea bait, fish well as a pennel rig and lashed on with bait elastic, cast a bloody long way.
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Post by Stotty on Tue Mar 03, 2009 1:40 pm

nixon wrote:Fantastic sea bait, fish well as a pennel rig and lashed on with bait elastic, cast a bloody long way.

Top Pollock bait single hook I insert the hook through the mouth and work the eel up the shank of the hook and allow the hook to penitrate the bottom of the sand eel. bit of elastic, think casts like mad you can use it like a lure

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Re: sand eels are they a good pike bait

Post by joel on Tue Mar 03, 2009 3:07 pm

Woodchucker wrote:
noodle wrote:seriously they ar edecent baits well suited for really long range stuff and normal fishing as well

sand eel does not taste nice even when cooked with a bit of garlic butter, which usually sorts anything out

i did worry you had picked up the wee tiny ones you can get

they sound more like launce again another decent bait

You St Helens lads fish with some flashy baits Innocent Whistle

yeah & the buggers get pb's on my fav big pike water...ian a pac31 lad had a 31.5...the lad wi him caught on a bare treble when he was plumbing the depth...scabby git Respect
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Re: sand eels are they a good pike bait

Post by Andy Macfarlane on Tue Mar 03, 2009 3:25 pm

Launce and sandeels are the same thing. Snake launce are just the biggest UK sandeels.
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Post by noodle on Tue Mar 03, 2009 4:58 pm

Andy Macfarlane wrote:Launce and sandeels are the same thing. Snake launce are just the biggest UK sandeels.

aye but they are badged differently by the likes of ammo sandeels in the shop near me are about 3-4 inches long and not even a cm accross the launce on the other hand are a usable size.

thinking as im typing which is a rare one. is there any difference, or is it just a larger speciman?

i know i agreed but ten i thought i dont really know if it is the same species
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Post by Andy Macfarlane on Wed Mar 04, 2009 9:38 am

Shall I try again. SANDEELS AND LAUNCE ARE THE SAME THING. Either term for the species Ammodytidae is correct. Snake Launce is a general reference to the LARGEST of the 5 known UK species.

Andy Macfarlane wrote:Launce and sandeels are the same thing. Snake launce are just the biggest UK sandeels.

Blimey you're hard to please eh?....Andy.... Wink
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Post by Woodchucker on Wed Mar 04, 2009 9:50 am

Andy Macfarlane wrote:Shall I try again. SANDEELS AND LAUNCE ARE THE SAME THING. Either term for the species Ammodytidae is correct. Snake Launce is a general reference to the LARGEST of the 5 known UK species.

Andy Macfarlane wrote:Launce and sandeels are the same thing. Snake launce are just the biggest UK sandeels.

Blimey you're hard to please eh?....Andy.... Wink

So your saying there the same fish LMAO LMAO LMAO LMAO

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Post by Andy Macfarlane on Fri Mar 06, 2009 2:07 pm

I'll tell you what I'm saying in a minute smartarse.. Suspect




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Post by channa on Fri Mar 06, 2009 3:40 pm

Whats the difference between sandeels and launce fish then??? LMAO LMAO LMAO Whipped
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Post by Stotty on Fri Mar 06, 2009 3:57 pm

channa wrote:Whats the difference between sandeels and launce fish then??? LMAO LMAO LMAO Whipped

Innocent Whistle Good question I was going to ask that Innocent Whistle

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