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mackerel strip

Posted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 6:20 pm
by frank-g
HI what size of mackerel strip would you recomend for thornbacks and lsd under normal fishing conditions, i have heard of people using 2 inch thick strips but i thought that might be to big ?

Posted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 7:07 pm
by wannacatch1
I normally chuck out half a fillet elastic on in a sausage shape.

DAZ ;)

Posted: Wed Jul 04, 2012 7:12 am
by frank-g
Cheers for that DAZ i saw a couple of lads on you tube setting up there baits
like you say. thanks again m8 ;)

Posted: Wed Jul 04, 2012 12:35 pm
by wannacatch1
No worries m8 any time :D


P.s should of said flesh on the outside not the skin.

Posted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 3:16 pm
by flattiefanatic
Take a squid and using the flesh bind it on tight to the hook then wrap half a mackeral fillet around that. Good thorny bait ;)

Re: mackerel strip

Posted: Sun Nov 25, 2018 11:02 am
by GripRig
What's an ''lsd''??????????

Re: mackerel strip

Posted: Mon Nov 26, 2018 9:41 am
by mrix
GripRig wrote:
Sun Nov 25, 2018 11:02 am
What's an ''lsd''??????????

Lesser Spotted Dogfish ?

Re: mackerel strip

Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:04 am
by eccles
I think we have to remember that it's the scent that the rays (and several other fish) pick up first. That's why big game anglers always use rubby-dubby; after that it doesn't seem to matter too much what the size of the hook bait is. This was brought home to me a few years ago when my then fishing buddy suggested using old 35mm film canisters with a few small holes bored to hold said rubby dubby. We fixed these just above the sinker having stuffed them with minced sardine and mackerel. After that and using four hook rigs we had so many plump whiting and other fish coming up during a night session, it was quite amazing.