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power bait

Discussion in 'Freshwater Fishing' started by fishem, Sep 27, 2005.

  1. fishem

    fishem Guest

    im keen to give power bait a go in the pondage when lure fishing not produceing any tips on setups? also does it work in rivers?
     
  2. Sparkesy2

    Sparkesy2 New Member

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    I have used all sorts of Power Bait but non have worked for me :-(
    Apparently the GULP is supposed to be ok - never used it.
    I'm a great believer in fresh bait as long as its dead because I can't thread a wriggly worm on a hook or anything that moves.
     
  3. Hewie

    Hewie New Member

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    The 'Sherbet' Power Bait (Pink & Orange) has been working particularly well in the Pondage of late. Use it both under a bubble float and on the bottom. I usually add a worm or maggots to the hook as well - the Power Baits scent attracts the Trout and the worm/maggot encourages them to bite.

    I have caught plenty of Trout on it in the Goulburn River, weighted with just enough split shot to get it below the surface.

    BUT</span>, <span style=\'color:DarkRed\'>nothing beats Mudeyes as bait in the Pondage!!!
     
  4. Sparkesy2

    Sparkesy2 New Member

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    Eewwww ... a maggot - dead or alive? :)
     
  5. tex

    tex New Member

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    Rainbow nuggets in the jars are exceptional, and 3 inch Gulp! Minnows on 1/8oz jigheads are proving a big fish taker!

    Cheers,

    Craig
     
  6. Hewie

    Hewie New Member

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    Nat,
    Alive, of course. (you've gotta get used to using live baits if you want to be successful fishing the freshwater)
    :smile:
    You need 3 - 4 on your hook each time - so as you find them in the oats, you hold them gently between your teeth and when you've got three in your teeth and one in your fingers you then thread them on the hook one at a time ....
    .... DO NOT prick your finger though , as there's nothing worse than doing that and then biting down due to the pain, when you've still got maggots in your mouth.
    :p
     
  7. awhite_au

    awhite_au New Member

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    Although having never had much luck with the power baits or "Gulp" I still carry a large range in my tacklebox, because its with anything I ever try, I'd rather have it there just in case, than not be catching anything anyway and running over and over in my head that it's because that particular trip I didn't stock something. But for me, nothing can go past 2-3 night crawlers, or half a scrubby with a peeled yabby cocktail for a nice yellowbelly or hopefully two ;)
     

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