- 18/02/2008 at 3:10 am #10307
Have found the stimulate pellets in both types to be excellent. Just put them in a mesh bag, dangle off a jetty or add a large weight and sit at the edge of the surf line to let them slowly break up. Can also be fired with a sling shot over a large area to get a trail going.
Theres another brand made from hemp seed I got in picton and they were also good.
Usually I make my own ones from frames, oats and fish oil.19/02/2008 at 8:25 am #10316
Has anyone tried the stimulate concentrate. I brought a bottle of it last weekend but have not gotten around to using it.20/02/2008 at 2:51 am #10319
Stimulate pellets are all i’ve tried so far. But I would say all the other Stimulate brand stuff will work just as well.20/02/2008 at 3:57 am #10320
Is that the clear one with the dropper bottle? Have tried it before and works as well as the other stuff they make. I see in fishing coast to coast they are going to be making biodegradable softbaits with stimulate too26/02/2008 at 7:31 am #10364
I found the price of frozen burley to be a bit expensive for how long it lasts. So was thinking of visiting kiwi seeds tomorrow and purchasing a bag of pig feed or duck pellets ect… Then pour that into a big bin and mix in a couple of containers of fish oil…
Should hopefully make a nice brew for relatively cheap and should encourage the baitfish into the shallows and hopefully a kingi.
Would probably take the ‘pellets’ dry to the sea and mix it up in a bucket as required. Might even start the burleying with a kg or two of frozen fish burley.27/02/2008 at 3:53 am #10365
10kg of duck food for $11, not bad.
Now just need to add oils and scents. Would have to compare price of homemade vs commercial pellets.02/03/2008 at 8:25 am #10384
Tried salted bonito bait today, this stuff was crap. Even with cotton it only stayed on the hook for a few seconds before being ripped to bits. In saying that pilchards and Piper fared little better…
Is this typical of salted bontio? Was impressed with the juice and texture of the salted bait.02/03/2008 at 9:34 am #10385
I tried pilchards today and found them very mushy03/03/2008 at 12:14 am #10389
The key to keeping pilchards from getting mushy is to defrost them slowly and keep them cool. I usually wrap each one in a bit of newspaper and defrost them in the fridge overnight. they also salt up fairly well just pop em in an icecream container with sea salt and leave em fo a few days.03/03/2008 at 4:10 am #10390
i usually find salted bontio very good03/03/2008 at 5:53 am #10391
St_Paul06/03/2008 at 8:32 am #10403
either is fine, once they have been in the salt for 2-3 days you can refreeze them as often as you like.
Inormally use an icecream container to salt them in you can then use the salt for a couple of batches06/03/2008 at 9:08 am #10404
Do you think the salting makes the bait less effective?07/03/2008 at 3:30 am #10406SevengillzParticipant
I wouldnt imagine it would make it any less affective.Although some baits seem quite shitty when salted.Like Bonito,I will never use salted bonito again.The skin might of tuffened up a bit but unless you have half a spool of bait elastic wrapped around it the meat just flakes off.
I was told that salting cooked mussel meats turns them real rubbery and tuff.Anyone tried these?09/03/2008 at 5:22 am #10418
Been using Bonito a bit over the last few trips and I have changed my mind, it seems to be quite good. I suspect when I used it in the Sounds all of the herrings in the burly trial would of ripped it to bits in seconds, it lasts a long time in the surf. Only caught a couple of red cod on it but the fishing has been slow.
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