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Using chicken as bait, at the beach | Category: Fishing Talk

JewCraze 6 days ago
#8469

Hi,

Has anyone used chicken as bait, at any beach in NSW Australia. If you have, did it work?

dazzling79 5 days ago
#8471

I only used to catch paddle crabs. Chicken legs worked great for that. But haven't been used for catching fish.
I guess chicken skin or the fatty parts will work. I heard people are using bacon as bait

itsaboat 5 days ago
#8472

Chicken is great bait.

Most tackle shops will have packs of frozen chicken gut.

Good for all the standard beach fish in NSW. Bream, flathead, snapper etc.

itsaboat mate...Life is just a boat and then ya marry one !
JewCraze 4 days ago
#8473

So I went out to Narrabeen North yesterday, on king's birthday, and took with me both baits, pilchards and marinated chicken breast strips. Normally in the river, the chicken breast strips work like magic for breams, but at the surf I wasn't sure if the wave would quickly wash off all the flavour and the chicken quickly become bland.

I caught an Australian salmon with the pilchard. Caught nothing with the chicken, although the chicken was bitten off I have no idea what tiny fish bit them off without getting hooked.

JewCraze 4 days ago
#8474

Would the chicken gut appear like beach worms to the fish I wonder?

itsaboat 3 days ago
#8475

Yes it will.

There is usually 2 or 3 pieces in a pack. Sometimes just 1 long one. You just cut off the length you want.

There are plenty of things that can eat your bait and not get hooked. Sand crabs would be my first guess.

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