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Topic: Killer Bream Bait...Results | Category: Fishing Talk

itsaboat 3 weeks ago
#6020

I got out this morning for about an hour or so. Using my Killer Bream Bait, cooked and shelled prawn head. This was the result ---



The middle one measures 28cm.

itsaboat mate...Life is just a boat and then ya marry one !
Mark Totzke 3 weeks ago
#6021

well done on the bream front. Some nice fish. How'd you do get on with your injured finger?

a snapper a day keeps the doctor away
itsaboat 3 weeks ago
#6022

Thanks, yeah I am pretty happy with the results.

I will not be fishing again until this finger heals. It was not easy. I was using a little 6 foot Ugly Stik with a 2500 size Shimano reel. But after an hour, well maybe 90 minutes, the finger had had enough. It is looking good thou. Not as bad as I thought. About 1/3 or maybe 1/4 of the nail was sliced off along with 2 or 3 mm of flesh. Holding a fishing rod is interesting and an hour or so is enough at this stage . Bandage is off for most of the day now. So wont be much longer and I will be back into my finger waving road rage...haha

Yeah, it was good. Got a couple of under sized and these 3 keepers.

I still have prawn heads left (I salted them). So I was thinking of trying a couple of spots along the Bidgee...I will be back out west in just over 1 week from now. Yep, cooked prawn head works good in fresh water.

itsaboat mate...Life is just a boat and then ya marry one !
Mark Totzke 3 weeks ago
#6023

Sounds like the bream (and the Australian road users) have to watch out once that finger is back in action.

Salting bait is a great way to preserve it. I've just recently collected a bunch of mussels and salted them for bait.
Was planning on writing up a post on how to do it.
Much easier than trying to put fresh mussels on a hook.

a snapper a day keeps the doctor away
itsaboat 3 weeks ago
#6024

Oh, yeah, once my finger is back in action...

I tell ya...You think it is bad in NZ ?? I have driven right around Australia twice...The worst drivers in Australia, with out any doubt, with out any question, are those that live and drive in the Illawarra. People of the Shaolhaven are starting to follow suit. Bad scene man, grow up !!!

I could tell you a story about South Australian drivers which is so bad you would not believe it...I have no choice, I witnessed it, so I have to believe it...but I digress...

A tutorial on salting would be good. It is a great way of prolonging bait. I would be happy to do the tutorial when I get out west...Another long and cold winter land locked ...may as well do something useful and salt some bait. Your call, you or me?

itsaboat mate...Life is just a boat and then ya marry one !
Mark Totzke 3 weeks ago
#6025

sounds good. we can do one each I was just gonna look specifically into mussels.
Took a few photos while I was at it.

a snapper a day keeps the doctor away
itsaboat 3 weeks ago
#6027

Yeah...sounds good.

I don't have any mussels. But I do have some pilchards which I salted when I was house sitting in Lake Bunga. Vacuum packed and frozen in the Engel.

Actually, the prawn heads I have, are going to be vacuumed and frozen. I will take some pics and start to put together a tutorial.

itsaboat mate...Life is just a boat and then ya marry one !
Murray Speakman 3 weeks ago
#6028

Mate, great article. what rig/set up do you use?

itsaboat 3 weeks ago
#6029

Mate...Murray...Welcome to Fishing Reminder

Well, the bait was cooked prawn heads as per this - https://www.fishingreminder.com/fishing-talk/4-fishing-talk/3550-killer-bream-bait...

The rod I used was an Ugly Stik. 6 foot. To be honest, I don't know what reel I used. It was a Shimano 2500. I just opened my storage unit and there was an Ugly Stik with a Shimano on it...Honestly if you saw my storage unit...It is just fishing gear..Yeah some car parts, a couple of Sony speakers, a few bottles of wine ...

The rig was just a standard bream rig. A sliding sinker above a swivel. I used a long shank hook only because there might have been some flathead in the area.

itsaboat mate...Life is just a boat and then ya marry one !