If you have a second go leave a couple in the container it seems to work quicker. My prefered method is to use a clearish tuppaware type container (check the max size allowed by fisheries and buy one smaller) or better still take it from the wifes collection she wont miss it until its too late. Mitch, how are those oyster kilpatrics going? The tailfin features a characteristic dark spot in the top end corner and a patch of blue on the lower half. Commercial traps are available for less than$10 and can be used effectively with simple fish attractants such as a couple of slices of white bread. Over the past 10 or so years I have hooked and lost so many flathead on blades while targeting bream that it’s not funny. This will give you a bit of a cushion when the flathead grabs the plastic and takes off, and it also gives you some flexibility when you need to set the hook. At times, catching poddy mullet can be very frustrating, but so much fun, especially for the kids. Working blades and soft plastics parallel to the oyster trays is a great way to prospect for duskies. If the fish are in deeper water (if the tide is up for example), one trick I've found is suspend the whole thing under a couple of bobby floats tied to each end on a foot of mono. The Reel It In Deluxe Live Bait Trap has been designed to stay within bait trap regulations for VIC and NSW and all other states. First of all, you have to catch the baits and there is no easier way to pickup fresh live baits than with the Surecatch Bait Trap. What type of artificial that you decide to use when targeting dusky flathead is going to depend on what you would prefer to use. The TTs Switchblade features 3-4 different tow points, giving the angler the ability to adjust the lure’s action to suit the water depth, current and technique being used. But I find this also works against me when I go to get the trap out - you should always approach the trap from the side of the hole so that the fish panic and swim to the other end so they are well and truly trapped. Whether it’s a garfish or whole pilchard you need to make sure that the number of hooks and hook sizes suit the length of bait that you are using. I've found that using a trap generally gets me small mullet, mostly too small to use (1"-2"). When it comes to what jighead and soft plastic to use when targeting dusky flathead, it can be a bit overwhelming when you are starting off. All you need is a clear plastic bait trap baited with bread and extra bread to be thrown around the trap for berley. when it goes out. I use one of the Alvey bait traps. Kingfish are a welcome by-catch when it comes to targeting dusky flathead. To the underside of the lid sow (with fishing line) some plastic type flyscreen mesh and below that some gal bird wire. They are fun & you will find using light gear you will get busted up,heaps of times,as large Mullet & other species just grab & run. Spring […], by Steve Morgan • After hundreds of boat tests, we finally made it to Coffs Harbour to get some hulls wet. Hi Driftwood, for the past thirty years I have used the fluro tube,i just, take it down to our golf course which is a island,one end is cut out. When it comes to what technique to use when using soft plastics, I am going to keep it simple and give you three that I use either from the shore or out of a boat. Then stop and allow it to settle on the bottom. Small poddy mullet can also be caught using a bait trap, as described for gudgeon. On the other hand, if I am using whole WA pilchards, I’ll use three to four hooks and the size could range from 3/0-5/0. There are also small poddy mullet that are primarily caught for bait and large diamond scale mullet of northern Australia. Post by mazman » Tue May 24, 2016 11:05 am ducky wrote: A few I know that use live mullet regularly are saying Patto is a bit of a wasteland at the moment in the mullet … Then on the other hand, Stuart Hindson got me to put a blob on a blade and cast it out and let it just sit there. Try jerking the plastic with one lift where the rod tip only goes to about 45° to the water’s surface and then allow it to sit for a few seconds before repeating the process. I use a small split shot about 6" from the hook to give a little casting weight and to offset the bread so that it sinks slowly. One hook is usually enough when using a squid that has been sliced at the bottom to make it look like tentacles. So, does this really matter in only one metre of water. If I'm going to be targetting flathead I usually resort to using a hook and bread as A.dawg has said. But, they are fun and efficient to use. The Morwell dealer has had these boats in […], by Steve Morgan • Bassco is an Australian-built fibreglass fishing boat created by Gippsland veteran boat builder, Michael Boag. I cut a hole about 2in square on the opposite side to the label (no need to remove the label). Funny, that afterwards (not before) I began to notice (with the help of polarized glasses) large schools of poddy mullet slowly cruising around the upper reaches of the Toorloo Arm. Eggs and larvae of the dusky flathead are dispersed along the coast by tidal and current movements. If I cant see them, it doesnt seem to matter if I come back in half an hour. With a lifetime of building big boats under his belt, Michael decided that he wanted to […]. If you need anymore info in cutting tube.pm me. They are often close to the surface and in big schools, so if they are there, you should be able to spot them. I use a size 12 longshank with a piece of bread gently moulded around it to about the size of a pea. To be honest where I've caught poddy before that wouldn't even half go under water before it hit the bottom. Re: Poddy mullet beating me!! I've used this trick at narrabeen a few times when the tides have been up. Driftwood, the trick for me is to spot them first, then you can trap them. There are three ways that I rig my poddy mullet or yellowtail. But there are times when a little bit of scent applied to them makes the fish grab and hold on longer. Provided they are less than 15cm and the total number does not exceed 20 per person, this is perfectly legal. A handline, a small no. Definitely! They're not always too easy to hook though and the technique takes a while to perfect but once you have it you can usually get a bucket full in a hour. Once cast I keep a tight line on it by retrieving slowly so the mullet pretty much hook themselves when they take it, which is usually within a few seconds of it hitting the water! Lures – Paddle tail plastics and hardbody jerkbaits work great. That way I nearly always get them around the 3"-4" size, perfect for flathead. For blue bait I will increase the number of hooks and not the size, opting for three 1/0s or three 2/0s. This is where poddy mullet are ideal. If you need anymore info in cutting tube.pm me. Find a prime spot for mullet. You could try using red spot whiting, trumpeter, squid, silver biddies, garfish, cowanyoung and slimy mackerel as whole dead baits. I should mention I was trying for early season bullies today, so one of the lines I had out was rigged with two dead poddy mullet in hope that I could manage something. Besides being collapsable the Alvey also has a few small holes drilled at each end where you can tie some weights to keep it on the bottom. On the other hand, if you can catch yellowtail that are around 7-8cm in length, they are deadly when it comes to catching larger duskies. This allows the bait to swim off into the snag or to the edge of the drop-off to seek protection, but what it doesn’t realize is that there is usually a flathead lying in wait. For example, if you are using a whitebait I usually use either two 1/0s or two 2/0s. – Best Time to Catch Mullet The Mullet Run is a mass exodus of mullet southward before spawning on the offshore. It is now clear,place some bread and water inside ,shake it up, put in a couple of bean sinkers. For garfish I would increase the number of hooks to suit the length of the bait, remembering to break the vertebrae in the spine to make it more flexible. Here are a few of the author’s favourite ways to rig dead baits. Sometimes I have had a strike only to come back with part of the poddy. Whole baits can also be rigged successfully on a set of ganged hooks. It was just a matter of rigging up a handline with a large sinker above a match stick on a handline and then putting on a strip of mullet onto a long-shank hook that was about a foot away from the sinker. thanks for all your helpful tip driftwood. And the best spot in Sydney is the small creek opposite my Grandfathers. It was probably responsible for your first monster flathead catch. all i know is that i have to drill a hell of alot holes in it. In my experience, it doesn’t have to be a very violent double lift – just enough to make the plastic rise off the bottom about a metre. This lure can be hopped or slow-rolled across shallow flats, vertically jigged against steep structure or tea bagged in deep water. You see, a mullet does not bite in a usual way which fishes gnaw the hook. Once you've placed it on the bottom give it a quick shake to disturb the crumbs and make a "cloud" in the trap. When you put the bread in between the two pieces push a small hole through the bread where the hole is. Wait for about five seconds and then wind the handle as fast as you can for about five turns. A bait trap is used to catch small bait fish such as juvenile mullet (commonly known as poddy mullet). i just measured it and luckily its 300mm long, 250mm wide and the hole is 50mm in diameter. Either the cork or a Coke bottle was placed on the floor of the boat and when the dusky sucked in the bait and the bottle or cork started to bounce around everywhere, you would grab the 20lb line and start pulling away. However, it is difficult to identify the various species of mullet, particularly when they are juveniles. Hosted by Dayne Taylor and the team at North Coast Boating Centre (NCBC), it’s […], by Steve Morgan • There’s been a fair bit that’s happened since I first rode in a Canadian Campion boat that Terry Raymond from Crawford Marine imported. Let’s say that you are fishing over a set of flats where the water is at a constant depth of around a metre. They have holes at either end making it a little easier for the fish to find their way in. Poddy mullet are very popular with anglers for use as live bait, especially in estuaries and around river mouths for flathead and off the beach when targeting tailor and mulloway/jewfish. Everyone that does eat them always has their preference on how to prepare them: dusted […], by Gary Brown • It had been a while since I had last paid a visit to Lake Jindabyne in the Snowy Mountains. For distance the plastic travels horizontally through the water. There are so many on the market nowadays, and some of them are great, while others are not so great. This technique is the more sedate method that I use, and it also great when fishing parallel to weed beds or rock bars. It's fine if some of them come out as it gives the fish a path of food to follow in . They will also keep for over a month at home (the mullet not the kids) with an aireator in a plastic container from the cheap shop. This can come in the form of an Alvey clear plastic cylinder, a plastic bottle with a hole cut in it or a clear glass bowl covered with fly wire. I do not think there is a set way of doing this but its almost like catching squid everyone has their own secret weapon just use this info as a guide and you will be ok.... but if you need any more help just send me a PM. Rules apply to help ensure healthy and sustainable fisheries for future generations. When you are drifting or fishing in fast current while at anchor, I will put the hook through the nose or bottom jaw to allow to water to flow through the fish’s gills, keeping it alive. When this happens, I will usually use a two-hook rig and put a stinger on the top of the fish near the tail. Mullet have always been a target for cast netters. A combined total limit of 40 for one or more species of mullet: Coronavirus fishing restrictions; Fishing licence. Whether you are using dead or live baits, soft plastics or blades, a dusky flathead will take it down quite easily. As an example, the first time I smeared scent over the sides of the blade I found that on the retrieve there was so much that the trebles stuck to it, making the blade have no action at all. The larger one would have to be the same poddy mullet trap my friend spoke about and I have been led to believe that these are excellent bait traps all the way around and the good thing is that Alvey always does their homework and stands by and backs up the products they market...By the way Harry do you know much about the other bait trap in the photo? Queensland Government Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry 27 November 2013 When it comes to poddy mullet, gold is good When it comes to identifying a mullet from other fish, most fishers have no problems, but picking one mullet species from another can be tricky. Nighttime is probably the best way to do it and besides bread and oatmeal, the best way to lure them in is through natural presentation, another term for natural bait as much as possible. The trick is to determine which one they would prefer at the time. This means the mullet will take a baited hook if appropriately enticed. Glue lead to the base of the container or use rocks if you prefer to weigh it down. The important aspect of using mackerel as bait for mullet is to ensure the flesh does not have any skin on it. Even though I have caught plenty of dusky flathead over the years, I still get so much enjoyment out of taking my kids and now grandkids fishing for flathead while drifting in a boat and watching the world go by. Put the bread in the neck of the bottle and place in the water with label side down on the sand. This allows the bait to move about freely. Drill some holes say 3/8 in the container base and top. I think these traps are the things your mate is talking about, They are made by alvey and around 20 dollars at most tackle shops. The bottle only needs about 3 inches of water over the top to be effective. I have found that the trick to catching duskies that are of a good edible size (40-55cm) is to have a live bait that is about 4-6cm in length. about 1'2 a cup of sand and one slice of bread mushed up very finely so that when you position the trap it disburses out a little and a little bit of bread on top near the trap but I have been told to only leave it for 10 mins and change spots as the poddies will travel in Schools mostly and move around quite allot. Height off the bottom? Flathead October - April Bait – Live poddy mullet and nippers. You must berley with small pieces bread to … The bread is put between the two pieces of wire so you only sow two ends of the bird wire put completely around the fly wire. Whole tailor and whiting also make great dead baits. What you need to remember is that dusky flathead will eat anything, and more importantly you also have to remember that if you are using a dead bait and it has a NSW Fisheries size limit, you must adhere to the rules. then poddies swim in after the trail,they can't turn round and pack in like sardines. The main thing to remember is that you should match the size of the hook to the width of the bait. Mullet are not a common catch for recreational fisherman, although in brackish to freshwater mullet will accept baits of dough or earthworms, on small hooks under a float. The lid needs a hole cut in the top say 3-4 inches square. If you find that trying to catch your own live poddies or yellowtail is too much work, you could try using strips of mullet, tuna, bonito, slimy mackerel, pilchards, yellowtail, pike or garfish. Here's a simple poddy mullet trap you can make out of household materials that will be effective in… In my experience, dusky flathead will nail just about any bait that is put near them. The orange juice bottle method works quite well. Once again, there are so many different shapes and size of blades on the market nowadays that it can become very confusing when it comes time to choose one. They have been reported to reach a maximum weight of 13kg and 1.2m in length, and are easily distinguished by the conspicuous black spot on the trailing edge of the upper lobe of their caudal fin. As a result, anglers may take any species of mullet in NSW for use as live bait only. But I also have a number of other brands that I have tried that work extremely well. They are also, arguably, underutilised. I only use it when I am getting takes or hits and the fish are not hooking up, and also when the water is very dirty. Just get a clear 2/3 litre juice bottle and on the flat section of the bottle on one side cut diagonally from corner to corner and fold the flaps down into the bottle, place a bit of sand or mud in the bottom as a weight and then put in some bread crumbs and a few bigger pieces if needed to bring them around. When using smaller pieces of strip baits the hook needs to go through the top twice and then line half hitched around the pointy end. The poddies can swim in but can't reverse out. Wow thats one big poddy trap Driftwood let us know how it works. Poddy mullet are one of the most versatile and effective baits for use in our south coast estuaries. Once in the water this method seems to be a bit slower to start to work but if you can leave it alone for up to half an hour you can have heaps in there. Thanks for taking the time to do all that young Harry. Well, there you have it. Slow rolling with a slight twitch is another great technique with soft plastics, especially from off a sand or mud bank and down over a drop-off as the tide is falling. All I can say when it comes to targeting dusky flathead is that you need to keep it as simple as possible and the fish will come. after reading some of the posts i got an idea to use a big water bottle. THe legal size for the smaller ones is anything under 15cm other wise they need to be 30cm and above. A selection of flathead soft plastics, blades and scents. Baits like the skin off a yellowtail or slimy mackerel, cunje, limpets, earthworms and freshwater yabbies have caught me flathead before. JUst walk along untill you see a school and start to burly them up. Dusky flathead are not all that hard to catch once you have worked out what type of habitat they live in, the types of baits they prefer and a few different techniques to use. If you are going to use a trap I find that you need your bread to be as small as possible. Nowadays I mostly target dusky flathead with either soft plastics, blades or live baits. I find that whether I single jerk or double jerk the soft plastic off the bottom will depend on the depth of water that I am fishing in. For a quicker way of getting numbers of poddy mullet you should try using a poddy trap. Crafty Creatures Mullet are notoriously crafty creatures. With a couple of weights on the bottom or rocks inside the whole thing suspends near the surface. All you need is a small handline or light spinning outfit with 4-6lb line and a very small hook (No 10-12) with a small float (Piece of polystyrene) around 5 – 10 cm from the hook. Where you find mullet will vary depending on what part of the world you live in, and which kind of mullet you are fishing for. Of course it helps if you have mullet around too. How things have changed for me since those early days. Remember that if you are fishing where there is a fair bit of a current running, you may have to either slow down the lift or put on a heavier jighead to compensate. 12-14 long shanked hook and some white bread will do the job. The lid needs to fit on firmly or clip on. I always use size 12 longshank hook and tiny bits of bread (make sure the point of the hook is showing) with a float to catch the bigger poddy and the smaller ones i use a trap. Dont put large pieces in as but rip it up really small. I never seem to get them in the middle of the day it needs to be late arvo. An angler using four outfits while fishing the falling tide in Botany Bay – this enabled him to have four different baits to see which one the duskies preferred on the day. For big trophy size Flatties, don’t be afraid to use larger plastics from 6” to 10”. The same can be said for when the tide is just starting to flood onto the sand banks. Another technique that has worked for me over the years is what I call the ‘rip and burn’ method. If you’re fishing for mullet in a river, your options are much more diverse, with earthworms, maggots, bread paste and sweetcorn making good choices. Also one end is removable to make it easier to take the fish out. Drift your baits off of drop offs and along weed edges where the Flatties will be Catching salmon Small salmon can be an annoying by-catch for anglers targeting more prestigious estuarine species: that is unless you happen to be going yellowtail fishing in the near future. Small crabs (soft-backed), shrimps and peeled prawns are also effective. A few, but extremely effective techniques that I have used over the years to target the humble dusky flathead. The shallow diving Jackall Chubby may be small, but this dusky was all over it. You could also catch yellowtail, whitebait and hardiheads this way. Otherwise you could set traps either fish traps or make ur own poddy traps with a milk bottle. Hope this makes sense if not I may be able to add some photos later. Cornish rock-hopping legend Ed Schliffke is an ace at catching the elusive grey mullet. With the Alvey you can't do that as I find some of the fish find their way out of the opposite hole - so you need to approach it sort of side on instead. If you are fishing in water depths of more than a metre and up to around 10m, you may like to try using the double jerk method. I mostly catch poddies in the 8 to 15cm range but sometimes there a few bigger ones. This is where you cast out as far as you can and allow the plastic to sit on the bottom. The last way is to pin the hook through the tail wrist when you are casting the live bait into a snag, creek mouth or along the edge of a small drop-off. i just cut of the top and turned it around to face into the drum i think this might work. For many of us the Poddy Mullet was probably the first live bait we ever used. Duskies are usually found over mud, silt, gravel, along the edges of weed or rock walls while facing into the current, and when the unsuspecting small fish, prawn or crab passes by, it will use its brilliant turn of speed in a short distance to grab hold of its prey. Just use the tiniest hook you can find and those trout hooks are realli good and a tiny piece of bread. piece of string soaked in petrol,tied tight around tube.ignite. When they first came out I started to use the TTs Switchblades and I still do. You don’t even need a rod. Got a great tip on my recent holiday and it worked better than any bought trap I have ever used! Permitted. This leads to the second reason mullet fishing is gaining popularity, the style of fishing used to catch them. As you get closer to the boat or shore, you won’t be ripping the plastic out of the water and making it rocket back at you. With these techniques, it helps to keep the rod at 90° to where you have cast the plastic. No. However, when you use a cast net when catching mullet, you may just find the small mullets used as baits. Remember you are allowed to keep 20 per person up to 15cm and 1 trap per person so take the kids if you have some they love it. driftwood, January 10, 2010 in Fishing Chat, just woundering the best ways to catch poddy mullet. The lost fish are mainly due to the leader being too light and the flathead taking the blade right down their throat. The longest that I have seen in the flesh was 95cm and was caught by Dave Fletcher on the Gold Coast on a Berkley 6” grub pinned on a 3/4oz, 5/0 TTs jighead. Foraging primarily for algae, mullet have a habit of mouthing small tidbits floating around in the water. The best trick to catch Mullet is by using a fly, even a small one. Poddy mullet won’t deliberately run towards a snag but it’s inevitable that one will get in the way during a prolonged fight. Just remember that tailor have to be at least 30cm and sand whiting are 27cm. Not really! The flathead shape is unmistakable, with its flat head, long tapering body, spines on either side of its cheeks and also in the front of the first dorsal fin, fawn to black on top and white underbelly. If you were to cast out as far as you could and use the double jerk method, the plastic would rocket off the bottom on the first jerk and after the second jerk it would be near the top of the water. The only problem is that you can only catch one at a time, unless you try using a multi hook bait rig. Add some bread or crumbs to the water if necessary to bring the around. Because of this, I use bread crumbs for berley and small pieces of white bread. 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