Jump to content

Cod baits


 Share

Recommended Posts

What are the Outlaws using for cod then?

My usual offering is squid and lug, but what else is effective? I've heard of cart bait - mashed up crab in a bag? I've even heard of using marshmallows for them - a fisherman's tale?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 minute ago, British Big Game Fishing said:

Massive squid baits or whole cuttle!

well thats what ive been told, not caught one on bait from my own tub yet. LOL

I know one angler who uses whole cuttle... but they can be massive so I'm wondering how you'd hook it up?? You'd need about a six hook pennel!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

4 minutes ago, British Big Game Fishing said:

Massive squid baits or whole cuttle!

well thats what ive been told, not caught one on bait from my own tub yet. LOL

Not enough teeth for you, right? 🤣

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

We used to use 5 or 6 calamari squid on 7 or 8/0 pennel rigs.  The theory being that with 3 of 4 anglers on a (private) boat a great scent trail would be sent down and the amount of food would at least keep some bait on your hook whilst the dogs stripped the baits off and give the cod a chance to find your baits. Also we would remove all the coloured skin/film that covers them to show the white flesh, not sure if that worked but we did use to catch cod.  I also use cuttle and would use them whole after removing the bone and present them on a pennel rig using 5 or 6/0 viking uptide hooks. 

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

3 hours ago, Andy135 said:

I know one angler who uses whole cuttle... but they can be massive so I'm wondering how you'd hook it up?? You'd need about a six hook pennel!

 

I stock these in 18/0 & 20/0 ................ a pair  would make a decent pennel 🤣

spacer.png

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Small cod use worm baits with squid. 
 

However, on a number of occasions I have caught more cod than other boats and most on the boat using a bit of bluey as well. This works especially well when the sprats are in the channel. The 4 doubles I caught last year were all on worm/Squid/bluey.

 

for the big girls, nothing beats a live whiting. Fish it on a sleeper rod downtiding, especially over slack water

B5FD9015-9F39-4F72-8E74-693941A089C7.jpeg

  • Like 2
  • Agree 1
  • Thanks 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 2 weeks later...

going to be moving my boat to the Mersey next few weeks .i will be tageting cod. Of the charter boat they use lug squid. Pick a few whiting up over skack and try them live. Was reading an article were they had cod in a tank and for some strange reason they seem to be attracted to conger eal skin.

  • Like 3
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Always used fresh blow lug and did well, but that was when Cod were plentyful though

In our part of the BC it's all down to scent (it's like fishing in a bowl of soup) and I used to think worm always outfished squid, but I'm not so sure now

If we get a decent run this season, I'll try a day just on squid, while someone else just uses worm and see what happens

 

  • Agree 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

For the inshore Codling of which there are not many and not worth targetting (it's always been like that) then Mack strip and squid seem to work ................ nearly all of our cod come from the wrecks, and there we just let the Red Gills and slow jigs do their stuff ...............

Link to comment
Share on other sites

35 minutes ago, JonC said:

The biggest cod I’ve ever seen in person caught was about 15lb, this was on a hardback crab that came in the cast before. 

You won't get fresher bait than that Jon 👍

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 3 weeks later...
3 minutes ago, Saintly Fish said:

Must have been a choppy day Jed for you to go sideways on. 

Why do some pictures rotate 90? 
I post all mine the same way yet every 4/5th one rotates itself 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

2 minutes ago, JonC said:

Why do some pictures rotate 90? 
I post all mine the same way yet every 4/5th one rotates itself 

It’s all to do with the picture size and quality. If you crop every photo by just a millimetre before you post it, it will stay straight. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

8 minutes ago, Saintly Fish said:

It’s all to do with the picture size and quality. If you crop every photo by just a millimetre before you post it, it will stay straight. 

But I do the same thing ever time, I select size (large) then post it . Some spin some don’t. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

12 minutes ago, JonC said:

But I do the same thing ever time, I select size (large) then post it . Some spin some don’t. 

Then don’t choose large you fool. Don’t forget this is coming out of your wallet (and mine and andy’s).

  • Haha 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

10 minutes ago, Saintly Fish said:

Then don’t choose large you fool. Don’t forget this is coming out of your wallet (and mine and andy’s).

I always choose large though and it’s randomly spins 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

×
×
  • Create New...