- 31/10/2008 at 5:02 am #6676
Well spotties are another small fish which has the qualities of a good bait; its common, small often “bite sized”, easy to catch [i just use limpets]
So how good are these little fellas as bait, and what would they be suited for species wise?31/10/2008 at 5:15 am #11454SevengillzParticipant
they are good baits.most fish baits are all good.Ive used a few and they caught mostly sharks and skates but thats probably all that was around anyway.31/10/2008 at 5:54 am #11455
We used to catch them for bait alot when I lived in akaroa. Caught red cod, skate, herrings and more spotties with it. Have caught blue cod up the sounds. Oh and livied them for barracoutta31/10/2008 at 7:27 am #11456
Going up the food chain limpets-spotties-barracouata.
What were you using the couta as bait for?31/10/2008 at 7:39 am #11457
then use the couta for bass or groper. or other sharks i guess then use the bass or groper to catch ya famiy for dinner!31/10/2008 at 7:52 am #11458
Coutta for whatever else is there to be caught..
I’ve always liked going fishing with minimal bait. Even no bait. Mussels are usually close by. Start off catching herrings and kahawai and then we’re in business31/10/2008 at 8:18 am #11459
I’m with ya there vip_yo wether its trout fishing or sea fishing I like heading out with no bait, I can then find crabs and shelfish on the beach for bait or in the case of trout grubs, worms and bullies.31/10/2008 at 7:22 pm #11463HookLineSinkerParticipant
I have used spotties for bait over the past few years and caught red cod spinys and a lot of tope with them, i also caught a gurnard with one a couple of summers back. Usually i target the smaller ones and then rig em up whole or take their head off to reduce the weight. I have found using them that they catch more tope/grey boys comparatively to spinys.31/10/2008 at 8:00 pm #11465fish onParticipant
I have found spotties to be quite good baits for sounds snapper
have caught quite a few on spottie heads have also seen blue cod and gurnad taken on spottie31/10/2008 at 8:13 pm #11467
Seems like they are every fishes friend though the other fish may not be so friendly towards the spotty31/10/2008 at 8:14 pm #11470
lol thats true.07/11/2008 at 9:15 pm #11613
Since spiny dogs are a pretty common catch and can get quite large, are they any good for bait?07/11/2008 at 11:21 pm #11614
yea they are ok when surfcasting u will catch more doggies or various other things07/11/2008 at 11:46 pm #11615
but mullet or a spotties would do better?08/11/2008 at 1:24 am #11616
personally uid saythe mulet would its more oily and yea the doggie i have used and caught more doggies and cod on and a few others but id much rather use the mulet over doggie. just doggie if i starting to run outa bait and yea
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