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Thread: Skate Bait

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    Skate Bait

    Was just wondering what was the best bait for these giant fish. I am sure i have seen posts in the past talking about using dogfish, may be mistaken. Was thinking about catching some pollock for up upcoming trip if they were any use. Would be interested in any views from any regular skate anglers or anyone that would like to add their tuppence worth.

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    Coalfish or Mackerel

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    I have used mackerel in the past with success. used to fish for the bait first and the use the catch as bait, mind you this was some years ago

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    skate bait

    if its any use to you ,i have caught them on herring,sandeels,mackie,squid,cuttlefish,coalie and dogfish,good luck with the hunt


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    WSF Hardcore Poster dale's Avatar
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    i have caught them on smalish pollack as well.

    top bait is mackerel.

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    Mackerel is probably the most widely used, although can get chopped if the spurs are arouond. I prefer 2 or 3 coalies.
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    3 or 4 mackerel or coalies. Dogfish can be useful if your bait is being chomped by spurs as they tend to leav it alone.
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    octopus is proving to be successfull and rainbow trout can be very good,tbo they don,t seem to be very fussy but most anglers have their favourite.good luck



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