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Found these leads on holiday!

Posted: Tue Jun 04, 2013 4:25 pm
by royboy
Thought id give these leads a go for putting out ground bait, they weigh 4oz and i think they will be good for fishing on marks where theres not a lot of tide.


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Posted: Tue Jun 04, 2013 4:57 pm
by Yakdiver
They may be good for "spring tides"

Posted: Tue Jun 04, 2013 6:33 pm
by Phillb
Hi,
They look interesting, would you use to bait them with.

Phil

Posted: Tue Jun 04, 2013 6:50 pm
by royboy
ill be using old bait put through a blender with ground bait mix pressed in to the spring with worm on my hooks i like the fact that there round so will roll along the beach in a small tide i know that a moving bait is better then a bait that is stuck in one position for bass

Posted: Tue Jun 04, 2013 6:55 pm
by smallfry
hi roy
they look like a good idea but wouldn't the ground bait come out mid cast? or would you use pva mesh like in carp fishing?
cheers ian

Posted: Tue Jun 04, 2013 7:26 pm
by royboy
you may loose a bit off bait but you must keep the ground bait not to wet dont forget your not casting that that far out for bass and fresh water fishermen cast ground bait out as well the spring will hold the bait if you push it behind the spring

Posted: Tue Jun 04, 2013 7:47 pm
by smallfry
i see what you mean interesting to see how you get on with them. where did you get them from?

Posted: Tue Jun 04, 2013 9:03 pm
by dabhand
these look very interesting, I defo think they could work as ground baiters. maybe stuff them with fish bait and freeze them so the juices slowly release as they thaw in the water.

Posted: Wed Aug 21, 2013 9:13 pm
by smallfry
hi roy
just looking over the old posts and was wondering how you got on with these or havent you used them yet
cheers ian

Posted: Thu Aug 22, 2013 5:00 pm
by royboy
i have used them and this is a honest answer i had 22 flatties in under two hours i used them again and blanked as i was getting crabbed really bad but i give them another go this weekend

Posted: Fri Aug 23, 2013 11:57 am
by eccles
Looks interesting but I do wonder if the ground bait might be dissipated too quickly. Personally I use a 35mm film canister with a few small holes drilled and tied in immediately above the sinker. This seems to work quite well and it takes at least half an hour before all the mash is washed out.