- 09/01/2013 at 10:22 am #7264
Could anyone tell me when using mussels as bait do you cook them first, I have only been using raw squid so far and sometimes raw fish.09/01/2013 at 10:48 am #22327yellowfinParticipant
i dont cook em10/01/2013 at 1:48 am #22328
The fiery ginga10/01/2013 at 2:20 am #22329BaitboyParticipant
Hi Kaituna , you can cook them ,but you loose some scent in doing so.
Other options are Bait elastic, which is a stretchy cotton product available at most fishing shops, simply wind around your bait as required ,no knots needed.
Bait sock, a muslin stocking type product, that you can make into a bait sausage, available at some stores, some of your/your wifes old pantyhose can work, at a pinch.
Adding salt to any shellfish, draws out moisture,making the bait tougher,and it dosen’t seem to put the fish off.
I just shell what ever bait im using , and layer it with sea salt in jar or iceream container, leave it to toughen up over night.
Kept cool with lid on ,salted bait can last quite a while without refrigeration.10/01/2013 at 7:27 am #22336
Cool baitboy i have heard that before about salt that was my next question ,I shall be doing that next a seafood salted cocktail wrapped on with the bait elastic that i use anyhow to keep bait on when casting10/01/2013 at 7:33 am #22337MiliwolfParticipant
I always like to use my bait as fresh as possible, if I can not use fresh I would use frozen. Not a fan of salted or cooked bait.10/01/2013 at 7:44 am #22338fishforpotParticipant
Plain salt ….NO anti caking agent ….
$1.40 a kilo at BinInn10/01/2013 at 8:00 am #22340troutfishernzParticipant
Yep make sure you use non iodised salt when salting baits.
I have done salted baits before mainly squid and its ok but fresh bait is definitely better. Frozen bait is good too provided its not thawed and refreezed too many times.10/01/2013 at 7:53 pm #22349
Thanks for all your replys guys ,some handy pointers there in regards to salting ,
fresh is best but salted will last the weekend.
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