hello once again
can you please help me out again when using frozen lug worms i put 3 worms together and fold in half then wrap round bait elastic to make my lug sausage or should i use them straight 3 side by side then wrap round bait elastic
Nofish - I have found the best way to fish frozen blacks is to use em on a pennel trace - fold em roughly in half over the bend of the top hook and then use your bait elastic to whip em into a sausage on the trace - this will keep the worms fairly straight along your hooklength even when the worms start to get washed out - usually got a dirty/unwashed squid whipped on beside em.
Some folk will swear by painstakingly threading 3 or 4 worms on the bottom hook then bringing the top hook down to squat the worms onto the trace - if you are fishing in any strength of tide this will see your worms slide down to the bottom hook shortly after they start to get washed out - this pile of mush then has the effect of masking the hook point and could end up in missed bites.
Good advice Jim, I usually wrap them into a sausage before hooking them, gives me time to prep the bait without having a dog attracting pre-baited trace hanging from the tripod.
|QUOTE (gazmonster @ Jan 12 2012, 10:01 PM)|
| Good advice Jim, I usually wrap them into a sausage before hooking them, gives me time to prep the bait without having a dog attracting pre-baited trace hanging from the tripod. |
I hate catching to many Dogs aswell Gaz - find there a bugger to skin mate :rolleyes: - I usually keep my prebaited trace in the squid tub with the lid clipped on - that way the bait is still taking in juices rather than leaching them out onto the ground
Dont know about the size of worms others are getting, but those I get from the tackle shop here in Street are too big to fish three at a time if you need to cast any distance. I think they are Welsh blacks, the worms I bought in the Dungeness area a couple of years ago were about 1/2 - 2/3 of the size, so I suppose it depends on the size of worm as to how many get used.
I have tried tying the worms. Another way is to get a large baiting needle and thread the worm/s onto a 3/0 or 4/0 hook and up the line, then three or four twists of line round the top hook of the pennel and thread the hook down into the top of the lug to stretch it out. Then put a small square of wide rubber band on the bottom hook point to prevent the worm sliding back off the hook.
Either method seems to work, I just cant seem to catch any fish with either.