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 Post subject: Soft plastics vs. Bait
PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2012 11:49 am 
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Location: Sydney, Australia
A large segment of the anglers here, myself included, have stopped using bait and switched over almost entirely to soft plastics for fishing.

The benefits are several.

No more handling of smelly, slimy things...no need to keep things in an icebox to stop spoilage,less wastage and that indescribable, satisfying feeling
that one is using less of natures' finite resources.

The soft plastics are reusable with no use-by-date, portable with no risk of spoilage, come in a vast array of colours, sizes and scents to meet almost
every fishing situation.

The vast majority of soft "plastics" made by Gulp and others are now made
from biodegradable materials and are beneficial for the environment.

If bought at sales and in bulk, they work out cheaper than natural store bought bait for us.

In terms of results, would you believe that snapper fishing here is now
almost a soft plastic affair only, whereas this used to be the domain of
bait fishing.

There are only a few instances where bait is perhaps still better than
Soft plastics, such as fishing for carp.

This is our viewpoint, perhaps the natural bait fishers disagree?

Kingfish


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2012 8:29 pm 
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Location: Bangalore, Kanyakumari
It is more than 2 years since I used bait for fishing. Even the local fisherman who had a good fun time seeing me fishing with lure from the jetty have now started using lures. They are handlining with Lures :idea: . Lures and reusable and there is no waiting game to get bait and the fish on bait. Couple of years back we used to hit the shore very early in the moring only to wait for the boats to arrive to get fresh baits. Now it is like, we go there and start fishing immediately, the dependency is gone. From the day when I got fish on the lure the game has changed forever.

Having said this I still belive that Live baiting is the key to get those elusive species which are hard to get on lure.

Venkatesan.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2012 4:12 pm 
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:idea: can we catch carp(grass carp and common carp) using lures?

to catch carp what kind of bait can we use?
:?: :?:


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 4:07 am 
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I do not fish for carp but I have heard that some varieties do attack
Mepps spinners.

Kingfish


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 7:53 am 
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Location: Coonoor
Carnatic carp are caught on spinners


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