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51 minutes ago, Kelvin said:

Small yabbies work well for bream and Snapper also love prawns. I would have thought they would work well for snapper and potentially hold on the hook a bit better than pilchard.

Did you try whole yabbies or just the tails?

Any bigger snapper?

Nah we found a few schools but they were all tiny pinkies - So I I just ripped the tails off and used those with the shells still on - they might have been a bit big for the little pinkies to swallow.

But they werent getting anywhere near the amount of bights as the pilchard cubes. I gave them about an hour to prove themselves as my mates were pulling in little pinks consistently on the pilly cubes.

I had cut up redfin cubes the same size as the pillies, out on another rod and they were basically getting ignored aswell.

Withing seconds of my first pilly cube hitting the bottom I was on after not catching a fish in the first hour.

So on bigger fish, the results may be different  - but the fact that little ravenous pinkies all but ignored them werent the results I was after -

Salted carp, on the other hand, can usually hold its own against pilly cubes- those were the sort of results I was after

 

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2 hours ago, Kelvin said:

Interesting. Must be the smell and oil content

Today is burley making day for me. I'm about to a heap of redfin scraps and small redfin into burley blocks

Yeah something was off. I expected much more interest on the yabbies. Other guys have had success on them - I just couldnt make them work

Even the salting process didn’t spice up the reddy chunks enough to make them tasty
 

I’ve just got back from scoping a mullet spot. Plenty there but I didn’t have my gear

just salted up a batch of chicken to try to secure a few for snapper baits. The local creek is still too mozzy infested to consider going for carp. Even during the day

 

So the mullet will have to suffer😉

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4 hours ago, yellow door 1 said:

 

 

So the mullet will have to suffer😉

Not as many suffered as I’d hoped but it was a bit of fun working them out. Ended up covering about a km and polaroiding new schools when the bight slowed
 

I could only pull 2 or 3 from a school before they shut down.  And they didn’t respond to burley for long before leaving. Even mullet can be tricky when they want to be😳

 

but hopefully the snapper recognise these and know what to do with them😉

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34 minutes ago, yellow door 1 said:

after mucking around with those slimey mullet the other night - the time has come for a dedicated fishing rag with caribeena

I do a similar thing. When my partner deems the bath towels are too old/worn and need replacing, I take them and cut them into 3-4 hand towel sizes, overlock the edges to stop them fraying and sew on a small loop to attach a carabiner. A couple of bath towels makes 6-8 fishing towels. I've got a box full of fishing towels, and take one for handling fish and another for wiping my hands. I give them soak in napisan/sodium percarbonate when I get home as they get pretty stinky and my partner doesn't appreciate me chucking them into the laundry basket.IMG_20221128_165429_1.jpg.df3775dfe5fbf9e925442e3c3360951b.jpg

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3 hours ago, MAH said:

I do a similar thing. When my partner deems the bath towels are too old/worn and need replacing, I take them and cut them into 3-4 hand towel sizes, overlock the edges to stop them fraying and sew on a small loop to attach a carabiner. A couple of bath towels makes 6-8 fishing towels. I've got a box full of fishing towels, and take one for handling fish and another for wiping my hands. I give them soak in napisan/sodium percarbonate when I get home as they get pretty stinky and my partner doesn't appreciate me chucking them into the laundry basket.

 

 

Very Nice - Yeah I think I'll add a loop- I was just going to chuck the whole thing in the washing machine but the carbeena might hook on to something in there and wreak havoc.

Worked out really well tonight - didnt have to touch a mullet - no more stinky hands on the steering wheel. And no more slime wiped on my clothes

Ended up just rinsing it under the tap and I'll give it a sniff test to morrow to see what extra needs to be done -

Thanks for the tips on cleaning and separate towels for different jobs - makes alot of sense

 

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