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Bait for landbased gummies

Posted: Sat Aug 19, 2017 12:23 pm
by STriplett1997
G'day guys,

Just after some more opinions / perspectives of baits for gummies, Specifically around Balnarring,Somers,Pt Leo. I have been using Fresh Salmon that I've been catching down at Mordi pier & Invy. Now, I know Freshly caught yourself is best, but can't always go out and catch. What's another good alternative?
Do Market bought Fish work just as well? Really don't want to use pilchards. Any tips would be great, cheers guys! :water:

Re: Bait for landbased gummies

Posted: Sat Aug 19, 2017 12:54 pm
by smile0784
Squid works well i heard

Re: Bait for landbased gummies

Posted: Sat Aug 19, 2017 1:19 pm
by Hosery
Squid. If you can get on to slimies or yakkas they are great. Eel is always good also. What's wrong with pillies?

Re: Bait for landbased gummies

Posted: Sat Aug 19, 2017 1:22 pm
by CarlG
Squid. Both fresh and frozen, got my last one on an arrow squid ring.

Re: Bait for landbased gummies

Posted: Sat Aug 19, 2017 1:27 pm
by STriplett1997
Hosery wrote:Squid. If you can get on to slimies or yakkas they are great. Eel is always good also. What's wrong with pillies?



Cheers mate. Just prefer a hardy bait that'll stay on. Frozen Squid?

Re: Bait for landbased gummies

Posted: Sat Aug 19, 2017 1:30 pm
by STriplett1997
CarlG wrote:Squid. Both fresh and frozen, got my last one on an arrow squid ring.



Seems like squid is a goer, ill try frozen if i can't get one on monday. hang bait or two hooks with the squid ring? cheers!

Re: Bait for landbased gummies

Posted: Sat Aug 19, 2017 1:33 pm
by Hosery
STriplett1997 wrote:
Hosery wrote:Squid. If you can get on to slimies or yakkas they are great. Eel is always good also. What's wrong with pillies?



Cheers mate. Just prefer a hardy bait that'll stay on. Frozen Squid?


Roger I'm with you. Fresh is always best. But frozen works also. I like to cut the hood into strips rather than rings. Snell 2 hooks to suit the strip size. Or 1 circle hook

Re: Bait for landbased gummies

Posted: Sat Aug 19, 2017 1:35 pm
by hornet
How come no ones suggested the big Safeway raw prawns ? cheap and they always come up as gummy baits when asked about..

Re: Bait for landbased gummies

Posted: Sat Aug 19, 2017 1:35 pm
by CarlG
STriplett1997 wrote:
CarlG wrote:Squid. Both fresh and frozen, got my last one on an arrow squid ring.



Seems like squid is a goer, ill try frozen if i can't get one on monday. hang bait or two hooks with the squid ring? cheers!


For gummies, most have mine have been on a single 8/0 gamma occy circle, with a squid ring.
twin 4/0 suicides are good early season when the snaps are a bit timid, and just mouth the baits.

Re: Bait for landbased gummies

Posted: Sat Aug 19, 2017 1:37 pm
by CarlG
hornet wrote:How come no ones suggested the big Safeway raw prawns ? cheap and they always come up as gummy baits when asked about..


Bought baits, Yeah, definate, think the post was more about caught baits though.