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mussel as bait???

Discussion in 'Bait Discussion' started by SpurdogBuckley, Dec 22, 2009.

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    SpurdogBuckley

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    i would like to know if mussel is a good bait and if so what does it catch? tight lines. camilla:g::fishing1:
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    There's some good info on mussel as a bait already on here Camilla
    The Supermarket Baits article is one of the best in all the forums

    Other than that the best article I've seen on Mussel and some of the best guides I've seen for beginners and improvers on a host of things is here
    http://www.planetseafishing.com/tutorials/read/bait-of-the-art-mussels/

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    I fish it wrapped around a sandeel, one of my favourite baits and last week I caught wrasse, pollack codling and dogfish using it, in fact I had a bite every cast from a rock mark
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    i used mussels on monday and i found out that you have to put them in a bag like a washing bag or tights because when they hit the water they break up.:fishing :fishing1: :crazy: :clap: :notworthy: idea: :fish:
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    Use bait elastic, or stuff them inside a whole squid closed with bait elastic and on a pennel.
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    thanks. i went on to the link you gave me,i found it very helpful. :fishing1::thumbs:
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    Or if you want a really big Mussel bait, stuff a whole load of mussels into Fox Armamesh and put the hook through the "sausage"?

    As already stated, pierce the tailend of a squid and pass the hook right through the body cavity until it emerges near the head.
    Put three or four mussels onto the hook and thread them up the line, then ease them into the cavity on the squid and pull the hook back down.
    Bait elastic up the squid, making sure the cavity is nicely sealed up, I use the weight wires to make several holes so that the scent can escape
    Good luck
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    Thread several onto a bait needle wrap the elastic round them to bind them all together and then thread them up the hook like a worm bait I've had a few flounder,loads whiting on smaller hooks and the odd bass or two on 4/0 pennel rigs using this technique.
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    i got some mussels from tesco, live ones, took them fishing and opened them up and there was hardly anything in them it was just like a bit of snot! Anyone know what was going on? If so could you message me?
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    As others have stated it's a good, underrated bait.
    I use them in winter to catch Cod.
    I slide several blowlug onto a 3/0 and up the line then 3 mussels directly on the hook. Use bait elastic to secure.
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    i used mussels on monday and i found out that you have to put them in a bag like a washing bag or tights because when they hit the water they break up.:fishing : idea:


    put them in stockings and they might recieve more interest!:clap2:
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    Good and very under rated bait for coddling IMO. I buy mine live and the key to getting a good bait out of them is to blanch them ever so slighty.
    I put my bag of mussels in a cullinder (spelling) and fill the kettle up and boil it. Once boiled pour the water over the mussels. When the kettle is empty run the mussels under the cold tap to halt any further "cooking". Now when you open the mussels the inside should of firmed up slighty and meat is now alot easiler to remove from the shell. The meat can now be removed whole its still very juicy and keeps its shape. For coddling stick 6-8 on a baiting needle and wrap with elastic cotton then slide em on like a worm. Alternativey wrap a load on cocktail sticks at home then freeze them (with the stick still in). When you want to use them remove the cocktail stick, slide in a baiting needle and off you go. As they are still slighty frozen the are a bit more resistant to casting etc.
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    i never boil,steam or blanch muscle i always use live muscle's
    i open with a round bladed butter knife[saving all the juices]
    then thread onto wooden skewers bound with cotton then store in round tubes with the juices saved go fishin and cut of hook size chunks
    and tie on hook with cotton no bags mesh d.vices and to be honest all ive had on them is whitin this is the 2nd yr ive used them and they do not catch cod on the east kent rock marks
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    thats the only way to prepare muscle
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    when youve threaded em on your hook and are happy with your bait put the whole lot rig and all in a kryston p.v.a bag from the carp section at your local tackle shop it stops em breaking up on impact and compleately desolves in seconds leaveing your perfectly presented bait to do the bussiness

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