Use polarised sunglasses to scan the shallows to find where the mullet are, attach to your trap a short length of heavy mono with a large snapper type sinker or something similar, berley the mullet with the extra bread and then float your trap among them. For a quicker way of getting numbers of poddy mullet you should try using a poddy trap. Re: Best Baits for Bait Traps for Poddy Mullett Post by 4liters » Tue Jun 07, 2016 8:59 am The most I ever caught at a time was by retrieving a sabiki rig quickly through a school of little ones and foul hooking them. There is a stack of videos on youtube showing how to do it, Can of cat food with holes punched in it works good, I have tried so many times to get mullet in a trap, cant do it for the life of me. All contents copyright © 2014 Fishing Monthly. Rigging is very similar to a nipper, in fact I use the same rig. by chris srsc » Tue Jun 07, 2016 7:18 pm, Post Prawns: Found in most estuaries along weed beds and over shallows. Bass yabbies or nippers, mullet and freshwater shrimp. Call it what you will, the nipper, pink nipper, yabby, bass yabby or ghost shrimp, it’s a tasty treat to absolutely any fish that swims in an estuary, from whiting to luderick, flathead to mulloway, stingrays and bream. To gather squirties, firstly you will have to find them, generally over muddy or sandy flats. In my opinion this berley is a must and will produce the best results. The top countries of supplier is China, from which the percentage of mullet trap … " All you need is a clear plastic bait trap baited with bread and extra bread to be thrown around the trap for berley. }); Having fished as a guide and traveller from the north to the south, the salt to the fresh, I am often asked ‘whatchacatchemon?’ and extremely often the answer is ‘fresh bait, mate!’. A.dawg 0 Posted January 10, 2010. There are a large number of mullet species, which can be found throughout the world in warm coastal waters, and sometimes freshwater. Just wondering what is the best bait to put in bait traps for poddy mullett?? just woundering the best ways to catch poddy mullet. Predatory fish such as this succulent flounder love live mullet. You’ll get baits such as poddy mullet and prawns and you’ll also get a … best way i caught them was in a bunnings basket. Whether you are drifting from a boat, anchored or bank fishing, I find placing the hook through both lips of the mullet from the bottom jaw and out just in front of the eyes will work fine. Post by mazman » Tue May 24, 2016 11:05 am ducky wrote: A few I know that use live mullet regularly are saying Patto is a bit of a wasteland at the moment in the mullet stakes. This helps to float it and the colours also attract the mullet to the trap. good luck ! The ORIGINAL and the best Deluxe Live Bait Trap on the market . A result of a few casts over the flats with nippers. Many different species forage over these flats for the same reason you did – to find squirt worms. A simple flake of white bread is considered one of the most successful types of bait for attracting mullet fish. Live poddy mullet are undoubtedly one of the best flathead baits you can ever use in an estuary. Now fold it in two and pinch the crease down firmly. Leave overnight in a cool area and then package and freeze. Squirt Worms: Found over sand or mud flats in most estuaries. Bug sinkers are better than ball sinkers because they don’t roll around tangling your rig. – Editor). Mullet have always been a target for cast netters. They are also, arguably, underutilised. I can bag out with a float rig, but catching mullet in a trap escapes me. Most fish in an estuary eat squirties, with the more common targets including whiting, bream, luderick, mullet and trevally. See other listings. You can buy these almost anywhere and are used by a number of anglers to catch smaller mullet for bait. After studying bass in aquariums, a nipper with a claw on will be sucked in and spat out by the bass, breaking the claw off, before it then swallows the unfortunate crustacean. Re: Best Way To Construct A Poddy Mullet Trap another good method although a tad dangerous is get a broken flouro light and clean it out to clear glass. enable_page_level_ads: true Bait suggestions: live yabbies, live poddy mullet, live herring, squid, white pilchards, sand worms, prawns, anchovies and blue bait. I prefer to use the Alvey clear plastic cylinder that has removable ends. Targets: Bream, trevally, flathead, snapper, mullet, garfish, salmon, tailor. Live poddy mullet are undoubtedly one of the best flathead baits you can ever use in an estuary. Product quality . Not classy but I ended up with a dozen or so pretty quick. If this sounds a mite too difficult, most good bait shops have a supply of frozen bait prawns or you can try a seafood shop or market where you can purchase them fresh. Poddy Mullet Trap, US $ 0.8 - 3.5 / Piece, Aquaculture Traps, Shandong, China, Shrimp Trap.Source from Qingdao Datao Fishing Tackle Co., Ltd. on Alibaba.com. Rigging a mullet is simple. First of all, you have to catch the baits and there is no easier way to pickup fresh live baits than with the Surecatch Bait Trap. Link to post Share on other sites. The liquid gathered in the bucket, along with the frames can be used for a berley trail when you go fishing with your tuna. Carcasses make excellent berley. Push some bread into the open ond of the tube and push it right up. Mullet can be a fun fish to go after, and there a number of different ways to approach it. Don’t be surprised when other species show up. The best way to keep prawns alive is in an aerated bait tank or container. Use light line of 1kg to 3kg max, preferably mono which has a bit of give, tie a short double to give strength where you run a No bug sinker to a size 12 black swivel. Fish with live bait for results that will blow your mind. Clockwise from top: Mullet, nippers, striped tuna, prawns and squirt worms.
What do you need to catch poddy mullet? I made one out of a tupperware style container. Gather by bait pump. Rigging them is simple. The first one, my favourite, is arguably the best bait you can use in the estuary. When using the worms for bait target weed areas, channels and especially where you may have gathered them at high tide. Poddy mullet traps can come in a number of shapes and sizes. by chris srsc » Tue Jun 07, 2016 6:18 pm, Post A live prawn kicks its way down into the strike zone. Most people try gathering nippers at low tide, which you can do effectively with a fair bit of hard work. You see their holes in clusters, with a sandy tube a couple of millimetres across sometimes protruding from the sand. Size restriction: QLD – minimum size is 40cm, maximum size is 75cm (only 5 in total); NSW – minimum size is 36cm (only 1 over 70cm) … Then once you can see the mullet feeding either on the top water or just under it, throw your line with a small piece of either bread or dough into the feeding fish and then waiting for the fish to take it and then set the hook. Rigging is simple, with a 1/0 circle hook pierced through the skin side of a 2cm to 3cm strip of tuna into and through to the flesh. This can come in the form of an Alvey clear plastic cylinder, a plastic bottle with a hole cut in it or a clear glass bowl covered with fly wire. 2015/16 Fisting Victoria Species comp total: 289cm. thanks driftwood. $0.80 - $3.50 . Oct 19, 2014 - Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for LIVE BAIT CATCHER BERLEY BUCKET -PODDY MULLET FISH TRAP at the best online prices at eBay! Get Latest Price Trade Assurance. All you need is a clear plastic bait trap baited with bread and extra bread to be thrown around the trap for berley. Take the fillets off – not too thick so the salt will penetrate – then place in a bucket, covering the flesh side of the fillet with a generous amount of salt. by Sinsemilla » Tue Jun 07, 2016 5:30 pm, Post 797 mullet trap products are offered for sale by suppliers on Alibaba.com A wide variety of mullet trap options are available to you, There are 21 suppliers who sells mullet trap on Alibaba.com, mainly located in Asia. Rigging is similar to nippers and mullet, with circle or baitholder styles of hooks acceptable. Can be gathered at night with a light and prawn net. Keep alive in an aerated livewell or bucket, or a bucket with no water and covering with fresh wet seaweed. Use a running sinker rig to a swivel. Note how the circle hook beds into the corner of the jaw. It is recommended to fish just below the surface, patiently luring the mullet to the bait. To make life easier, go as the tide rises or falls over the nipper beds, when these little critters come nearer to the surface to clean their burrows. Keeping squirt worms involves a bucket with fresh saltwater kept in cool shade. Although luderick are weed eaters, they love nippers and worms. The trap’s versatility … So the next time someone comes up and admires your lovely bag of fish and asks whatchacatchemon? by smile0784 » Wed Jun 08, 2016 10:24 pm, Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Limited. A nipper dropped in without the claw will be swallowed with out hesitation. The bait trap will help you to catch various forms of live bait, particularly poddy mullet and shrimp. Keep alive in aerated cool saltwater. Most bait stores carry it in a vacuum packs, which are OK. By arrangement you may be able to obtain whole stripies and can use the fillets as bait and the carcasses for berley. Keep the rig as simple as possible. God’s gift to gathering nippers is the simple stainless steel bait pump. Re: Poddy mullet beating me!! Some will argue this rig will not present well but there must have been a few thousand fish I should not have caught in my time. Salt fillets or freeze whole. Target fish: Flathead, tailor, jewfish, flounder, bream, salmon. Catching them is easy and using them is even easier. For live prawns, I prefer the circle hook placed once through the centre of the prawn, allowing it to kick, while dead prawns are best on a baitholder hook inserted from the tail through to the head. Rigging like this, the mullet fights the hook, giving out those lovely ‘eat me’ vibrations and flashes that attract any predator in the area. You will find as you do so that the worms will break up, leaving a section near the head, so it may be necessary to use a few worms to achieve a decent bait. How to Make a Poddy Mullet Trap. place it in about 1 foot of water near the bank. I like place a brightly coloured polystyrene float inside the trap. Slide the sinker down to a small black swivel and then 30cm to 40cm of 12lb to 15lb mono trace tied to a 1/0 to 3/0 circle hook. by bradp » Wed Jun 08, 2016 3:53 pm, Post Min. Trap. The author’s top five estuary baits. Otherwise simply store them in a bucket with no water and cover them with fresh wet seaweed. Commercial traps are available for less than $10 and can be used effectively with simple fish attractants such as a couple of slices of white bread. Clarity is the key, and it’s why we use a 100% clear acrylic Perspex bait trap. This allows for easy casting with little wind resistance. Thread the hook through the head of the worm, and sometimes I draw it up over the eye of the hook. A single, slow, purposeful draw of a bait pump over the holes should produce a result. Use a bait pump with one slow, consistent pump. Try getting up before first light to capture a few prawns and then fish them live through the early hours for some dynamite results. Continue with other fillets, layering them. like boombah said the best are homemade. by 4liters » Tue Jun 07, 2016 6:59 pm, Post Live or fresh dead prawns are deadly for most estuary species and are easily obtained. A way to rig prawns, nippers and worms. Mix it up with a bit of tuna oil or fish bits. Nippers, bass yabbies, what ever you call them, ghost shrimps are definitely the No 1 estuary bait. Poddy mullet: In every estuary, best targeted in shallows over sand or mangrove flats. Most commonly caught species with this technique include, bream, trevally, flathead, mullet, tailor and salmon. Try with our new Deluxe Mullet Mix. MULLET TRAP LIVE BAIT FISH TRAP ORIGINAL DELUXE REEL IT IN TRAP These traps are 100% waterproof as well so while your fishing your "LIVE " bait are swimming nicely in your bait trap . Poddy Mullet Trap, You can get more details about from mobile site on m.alibaba.com. A running bug or bean sinker on your main line should vary in size depending in how large a bait you are using and how much tidal run there is. You'll get baits such as poddy mullet and prawns and you'll also get a host of others. Rigging live mullet and striped tuna strips. The key to successfully and consistently catching mullet is a good trap. Fish markets are another fair bet although the tuna there may be a few days old and a bit softer. by Scraglor » Tue Jun 07, 2016 6:54 pm, Post On-time shipment. When putting the hook through your nipper, start at the tail, threading the hook through to the head, and break off the claw. If you don’t go to sea or have a mate who does, how do you get striped tuna? Another way to obtain your mullet is to catch them on a light line using a very small hook, around a No 16 to 18 if you can find them that small. Here's a simple poddy mullet trap you can make out of household materials that will be effective in… The mullet swim in after the bread and cant back out. It is made from 6mm and 4.5mm clear acrylic Perspex that will not yellow, is super strong and built to last. Catching them is easy and using them is even easier. A bait trap is used to catch small bait fish such as juvenile mullet (commonly known as poddy mullet). This is not a problem because salt is a wonder agent for curing these fillets. Capturing your prawns is a lot of fun. The claw is removed from the nipper because quite often a fish will nip at the bait to remove the claw before deeming it fit for consumption. Poddy mullet are one of the most versatile and effective baits for use in our south coast estuaries. Catching mullet on a hook however, can be a lot of fun as well as productive. You can even collapse the trap when it is not in use. Poddy Mullet. Just place your trap in the area you see mullet, on the sand about 200mm under the water. Surecatch Bait Trap - Clear plastic Poddy Mullet Trap Fish with live bait for results that will blow your mind. Post BEWARE of imitations on this Deluxe Bait Trap - we the REEL IT IN boys designed & created these ripper traps as photo's and videos on Youtube show these traps catch heaps of BIG mullet . Note the point of the hook exposed in the tuna. Target fish: Everything! google_ad_client: "ca-pub-9323040735217768", Saved by James Potts James Potts This big bream was the result of a well-laid tuna berley trail and couldn’t resist the tuna strip. So here are a few simple tips. Mullet Fish. I'd say bits of bread and bread crums mate. by mazman » Tue Jun 07, 2016 7:02 pm, Post All you need is a powerful light, preferably an underwater one designed for prawning, and a legal prawn net. Best kept fresh in cool saltwater changed regularly as not to get too worm or you can use an aerator. Striped tuna: Oceanic predators captured on trolled lures or sourced from bait stores, seafood shops or fish markets. Nippers: Found along sandy or slightly muddy foreshores. the key is to have the opening just below the surface of the water,and move away from the trap, if they feel your presence (play psycho music here) they will be skitterish and circle the trap all day, u can also use an old oyster bottle or even better an old fluro light tube, stuff the bread in one end Not sure if it works as I haven't used it yet. Impressively, the trap is now available for a very small price from the Fishing Tackle Shop. Best kept alive by an aerator in a bucket, live bait tank or a container which can be placed back into the water. Break out the sea gars: catching garfish for food and bait, A Beginner’s Guide to Northern Moreton Bay Pelagics. Targets: Everything. Tidal flow is important to disperse your berley to attract fish to your area and even though you may see fish up close in your trail, place your baits further back, where the larger fish often lurk. Great traps for chasing BIG Flathead & Mulloway or Bream . Order : 1 Piece Poddy Mullet Trap . Then use around 25cm to 30cm of clear mono trace of around 10 lb and attach a No 4 short-shank black baitholder pattern hook. First of all, you have to catch the baits and there is no easier way to pickup fresh live baits than with the Surecatch Bait Trap. Wading the estuary shallows on moonless nights through Spring, Summer and early Autumn should produce enough prawns for bait and perhaps a delicious feed for the family. The trap must be within the confines of 23cm wide and 50cm long. the blue handles and blue seal for the lid probably scare the fish. This mullet trap is loaded with white bread and the polystyrene float also helps to attract fish. Targets: Whiting, luderick, mullet, bream, trevally, garfish. For the average holiday recreational fisher, here are some of the best baits that work in the estuaries on the South Coast of NSW, and probably the North Coast and everywhere in between, for that matter. Check it regularly, removing your captives. by anthonydj » Tue Jun 07, 2016 5:14 pm, Post A maximum of two bait traps per person can be used and they must be labelled. The best method of securing these mullet is to use a paternoster rig with two tiny hooks (size 10-14). Berley with bread, which can also be used for bait, or just use a bit of prawn. Squirt worms are more difficult to gather and put on a hook but they are worth it and there are quite a few species that literally die to get hold of them. The Reel It In Deluxe Live Bait Trap has been designed to stay within bait trap regulations for VIC and NSW and all other states. You can look them in the eye and say ‘fresh bait, mate’! Poddy Mullet Trap , Find Complete Details about Poddy Mullet Trap,Mullet Trap,Poddy Mullet Trap,Minnow Trap from Aquaculture Traps Supplier or Manufacturer-Qingdao … (Don’t use uncooked imported prawns, no matter how cheap they might be – they could introduce foreign diseases into local waterways! Built-in order protection service in alibaba.com. There is the Alvey clear plastic cylinder, a plastic bottle with a hole cut in it, a clear glass bowl covered with fly wire, a clear milk bottle, clasp able fine wire, Perspex and many more. How heavy a sinker depends on the current. The most I ever caught at a time was by retrieving a sabiki rig quickly through a school of little ones and foul hooking them. FISHING with live baits is arguably the most effective way to catch fish anywhere around the world. let me know some tips if u work it out. 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