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Post by geejay on Sun Mar 30, 2008 2:01 pm

A nice oily fish bait.
use either in strips, chunks or whole
best used when freshly caught, though blast frozen is a good alternative, (unless defrosted and refroze pissed off )

usually availiable from most wet fish counters but they will have been on ice for a while .
stale or refrozen bait will be soft and manky, not good, but may still catch.

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Post by Badger on Sat May 24, 2008 11:58 am

I've never had much luck with mackerel as bait! :cry:
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Post by Woodchucker on Sat May 24, 2008 2:48 pm

Its a great bait on the right water, usually unpressured waters like rivers Wink

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Post by noodle on Sat May 24, 2008 3:10 pm

perfect size is something like below and youll never get fresher than this

one word if you catch your own two things to remember

dont dump a job load in the freezer in one go or they dont freeze with enough speed and you end up with crap baits

second once youve caught a few leave em alone as studies show that they dont survive handling so any you throw back will probably die, its something to do with the skin not tolerating pressure or chemical changes

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Post by Woodchucker on Sat May 24, 2008 3:13 pm

Interesting that John, you learn something new everyday Respect

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Post by noodle on Sat May 24, 2008 3:18 pm

Woodchucker wrote:Interesting that John, you learn something new everyday Respect

they can be a piece of wee to catch on bait and any bait liver bits of bacon, I make it more fun just fishing one hook/bait per rod as when hooked alone a fish of that size really can pull back on pike/carp rods

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Post by Woodchucker on Sat May 24, 2008 3:25 pm

I caught them on feathers in Portugal when I was shark fishing, they do pull well on light gear, and to be honest I got right into it and was a little bit gutted when we had to use them to catch Mako's Twisted Evil

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Post by noodle on Sat May 24, 2008 3:31 pm

Woodchucker wrote:I caught them on feathers in Portugal when I was shark fishing, they do pull well on light gear, and to be honest I got right into it and was a little bit gutted when we had to use them to catch Mako's Twisted Evil



p... off sulking now

theres me enthusic the fun they are as a change and then

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Post by Woodchucker on Sat May 24, 2008 4:13 pm

It was only 45lb John, on stand up and fight gear, it was like reeling in a fecking bream on pike tackle Innocent Whistle Innocent Whistle

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Post by Badger on Sat May 24, 2008 4:27 pm

Woodchucker wrote:I caught them on feathers in Portugal when I was shark fishing, they do pull well on light gear, and to be honest I got right into it and was a little bit gutted when we had to use them to catch Mako's Twisted Evil
He's a proper "Tommy Topper" aint he? LMAO
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Post by Woodchucker on Sat May 24, 2008 4:38 pm

Badger wrote:
Woodchucker wrote:I caught them on feathers in Portugal when I was shark fishing, they do pull well on light gear, and to be honest I got right into it and was a little bit gutted when we had to use them to catch Mako's Twisted Evil
He's a proper "Tommy Topper" aint he? LMAO

I bet Tommy Topper has not had two 20lb pike this year LMAO LMAO LMAO Innocent Whistle Innocent Whistle

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Post by Badger on Sat May 24, 2008 4:39 pm

I bet he has! That's why he's "Tommy Topper"! Yup HaHaHa
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