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 Posted: Thu Jul 12th, 2018 05:20 pm
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Hi all.

i havent been on here for ages but now i am back.
i want to ask something regarding the sealice as bait ( molecrap) as some call it.

i am based in the southern cape and i dont think we get them here,,, i would love to try it here as bait as i think that it would be a great bait here as it is in durban erea ......

is there anyone that can help regarding this ??

thanks _seal1_

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 Posted: Thu Jul 12th, 2018 09:26 pm
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They actually worked for me. A few years ago while scratching in the southern cape, I found a few live sea lice in my shad bag (they must have gotten in there the previous night while I was fishing for shad in Hartenbos). As i had run out of bait, I decided to put one of the lice on my light outfit and cast it into a nice working gully. Within seconds I landed a huge kolstert. This kept happening until I ran out of sea lice.

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 Posted: Thu Jul 12th, 2018 09:26 pm
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Last edited on Thu Jul 12th, 2018 09:27 pm by duckbill

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 Posted: Thu Jul 12th, 2018 11:43 pm
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I don't know anything about sea lice (or much about fishing in general actually) but is this sea lice the same thing that we sometimes get when catching hotties from the boat in Onrus and they are sitting on the fish? Usually chuck them away, will try as a bait next time.

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 Posted: Thu Jul 12th, 2018 11:48 pm
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sealice or mole crab is really a good bait.
it is also a natural bait for certain fish species.

we would use them when targeting southern pompano, cog grunter, stumpies etc.
flat fish also likes to take them.

normal grunter "spotted " also like it.

I do not put singles on, I like them double.
they live in the shore break.
so catching them can be difficult, but easily done at night.

my friend got a kingie of 20kg on a sealice.
my best was a stumpie of 6,5kg.


shad will also feed on them in the wash....they feed on everything.


so it is a good bait to have, the Durban buys even chow the sealice themselves.


also going to use them this weekend....hopefully something to show.

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 Posted: Fri Jul 13th, 2018 11:56 am
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well i did a lot of research on them and as i saw , they are good bait.
but you dont get them here in southern cape and i really would love to get a few to see what they do here by us.

i really think that they will work like a bomb for fish here.

but my big problem is how do i get some of them here by me in the southern cape from "Durban"

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 Posted: Fri Jul 13th, 2018 12:36 pm
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https://capetownfishing.co.za/index.php?topic=5810.0

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 Posted: Fri Jul 13th, 2018 01:04 pm
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Thanks Duckbill

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 Posted: Fri Jul 13th, 2018 01:05 pm
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Sharky@91!!! wrote: well i did a lot of research on them and as i saw , they are good bait.
but you dont get them here in southern cape and i really would love to get a few to see what they do here by us.

i really think that they will work like a bomb for fish here.

but my big problem is how do i get some of them here by me in the southern cape from

Unlikely you will get any, I don't think you are allowed to sell them

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 Posted: Fri Jul 13th, 2018 01:09 pm
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Pylstert wrote:
Sharky@91!!! wrote: well i did a lot of research on them and as i saw , they are good bait.
but you dont get them here in southern cape and i really would love to get a few to see what they do here by us.

i really think that they will work like a bomb for fish here.

but my big problem is how do i get some of them here by me in the southern cape from

Unlikely you will get any, I don't think you are allowed to sell them


i dont want to buy them, if someone can help me get them from where they are to me it would work, i will pay courier if i must if frozen it is fine i really just wana try them here in our coast....
but if thats not possible then i must make peace with that :cool:

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you find them anywhere along the KZN south coast and up, you catch them easiest at lowtide, as the wave pulls back you will see feelers sticking out, you can use a special net or just catch them by hand

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