occy for bait

Hi guys.
have been trying occy for bait lately, but have found that once has been in the water a for a few drosp it turns into this big glob of really sticky mess and is super annoying. Any way to prevent this? just buying form local tackle shop.
thanks in advance!


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occy

Tue, 2018-04-10 09:58

 hi mate ,

 

youve got to skin it , get all the brown skin off with a sharp bait knife (you can leave a few suckers on ) then it stays perfect and gets eaten more easily too.

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right! thanks heaps! that

Tue, 2018-04-10 10:03

right! thanks heaps! that makes sense.....the stuff im using is bought frozen, can you skin the frozen stuff easily enough? or can you buy already skinned?
thanks heaps for the tip!

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skinning occy

Tue, 2018-04-10 10:19

 yep you can skin the frozen stuff easily with a sharp bait knife , even if you skin just 2 sides it makes it much more attractive as bait for demersals rather than brown snot.

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bait

Tue, 2018-04-10 10:21

 i prefer the boxes of californian squid (2.27kg) boxes use them whole on snelled rigs for demersals , they love em and fillets of fresh baker/wrasse/sweep etc work well too .

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thanks! got a couple of

Tue, 2018-04-10 10:28

thanks! got a couple of seargent baker on the weekend! next time will use them for bait rather than sending them back! :)

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Try scaling the bakers

Tue, 2018-04-10 13:54

 Seems to work much better than unsealed......but west King wrasse are brilliant bait , the smaller the better 

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baker fillets

Tue, 2018-04-10 14:03

 whole side fillets about 30cm long are candy for big dhu's!