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What's the best bait for dogfish?


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Just now, Andy135 said:

What bait do you find works best for attracting dogfish in your area? Interested to hear what works and what doesn't. I might be missing a trick, so come on and share your findings 😉

Do you mean  ‘what’s the best bait to avoid dogfish?’

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Well in my experience any big bait aimed at catching a decent fish will work. Whole squid is a dogfish magnet. 
Like an angry whiting they will take anything going so once they start feeding I consider pulling the rip cord. 

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In preference order.... (as in dogfish attractiveness)

 

1). sandeel

2). Mackerel 

3). Bluey

4). Worm

5). Squid

i don’t use any other baits but on rare times I use crab it keeps them at bay but waste of money if they do steal it.

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54 minutes ago, Saintly Fish said:

Go harvest your own mr lazy. 

Costs more to get to the crab gounds.... same as digging/pumping worm. Unless I’m seeing my family in Swansea.... I used to try and visit them on spring tides so I could pump black lug for the freezer at same time 🤣

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9 minutes ago, Saintly Fish said:

Don’t you have a local shore that you can stroll along and get peelers? 

Nope! 
 

Nearest is Aberthaw about 45-50 mins from where I live. Swansea/Gower has most that’s a big over an hour each way 

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3 hours ago, Odyssey said:

In preference order.... (as in dogfish attractiveness)

 

1). sandeel

2). Mackerel 

3). Bluey

4). Worm

5). Squid

i don’t use any other baits but on rare times I use crab it keeps them at bay but waste of money if they do steal it.

If this is accurate for the south coast, the it may explain why I'm not catching more doggies. I mostly use squid or squid and lug. I have some frozen sandeel in the freezer so I'll give them a try next time and report back.

Anyone got any other guaranteed baits for dogfish?

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Any fish bait works a treat .............. Off of the Orestone in early Sept, Kyle and myself managed 31 in 3 hours (plus a couple of jnr Huss) .......... what is your record ?

Disgusting things ......... they always, every bloody time, shit all over you when unhooking ............... but, they also put a decent bend in the rod, which is fine by me ...

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4 hours ago, GPSguru said:

Any fish bait works a treat .............. Off of the Orestone in early Sept, Kyle and myself managed 31 in 3 hours (plus a couple of jnr Huss) .......... what is your record ?

Disgusting things ......... they always, every bloody time, shit all over you when unhooking ............... but, they also put a decent bend in the rod, which is fine by me ...

My record is 3 on a kennel rig. When they are in force it be every 3-4 mins a dogfish on your bait. No point fishing then, need to move marks

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On 12/11/2020 at 9:42 AM, Andy135 said:

What bait do you find works best for attracting dogfish in your area? Interested to hear what works and what doesn't. I might be missing a trick, so come on and share your findings 😉

Pedigree Chum or Chappie works well

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8 hours ago, Odyssey said:

My record is 3 on a kennel rig. When they are in force it be every 3-4 mins a dogfish on your bait. No point fishing then, need to move marks

 

Experience has taught us that once the dogs are around in force, then they seem to be everywhere along our part of the coast. Often, after an hour or two they clear off, which usually coincides with a change in the tide. That day we carried on bait fishing, but my usual tactic is to lure fish over a reef to avoid the dog plague.

We didn't have as many dogs as usual last year, it was a quiet year for them ................but we did get a huge amount of smoothound pups in mid summer ...........

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2 hours ago, Jed Stone said:

Pedigree Chum or Chappie works well

Indeed, but as I said to @Odyssey above, I can't get the chunks to stay on the hook. Too mushy.

But... thinking about this a bit more, how about those bags they put crab cart in for cod? I wonder if I could stuff them with dog food?

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38 minutes ago, Andy135 said:

Indeed, but as I said to @Odyssey above, I can't get the chunks to stay on the hook. Too mushy.

But... thinking about this a bit more, how about those bags they put crab cart in for cod? I wonder if I could stuff them with dog food?

Why don’t you lash a pva bag full of it to your line?😆

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