As promised ...I have put together an Octopus Leg bait presentation. This particular bait has accounted for a vast array of different species...big and small.
It is an extremely versatile bait and often produces the bite when all else fails...especially at night.
It is by far my most preferred bait for Natal Stumpnose...'White Gold' I call it.
As shown in the first picture...I have used a 6/0 Diachi black hook with a 40 pound carbon coated bite trace and .70mm hook line...approximately 60 cm in total length.
Recently I have been targeting different species. While walking in rock pools I have noticed a stone fish. These are the same pools that my kids play in without knowing of the dangers that are in their surroundings.
If we learn the dangers of certain species, we could save a person’s or your own life.
I will start with a stone fish. This fish is generally found around rocky areas and disguises itself as a stone, hence its name. It can also be found on sandy banks so beware waders. The spines on the dorsal pierces into a person causing their toxic contents to be injected into the victim. Wounds are painful and potentially fatal. Treatment would include immersion of affected area into hot water immediately and taking patient to the closest doctor.
Please share factual information on species that you know to be lethal or may cause harm to fishermen.
Here is a DIY lead lifter. I tested it in the fish pond and it's working -
I used a junk mail plastic card that I received in the post, I was sucking on a lollipop and noticed that the handle is from plastic and it was hollow, that gave me an idea to try and make the lead lifter.
2 small tie straps to tie down the center and here are the end results
(Pen inner tube will also do as guide for the center)
The lead lifter helps to bring the sinker up when reeling in and it's perfect at rocky areas