MusselCracker bait presentation

RINEX

Sealiner
Thanks guys,i really want to catch a decent one when down at Witsands during my holiday in January.I have caught a few juveniles in the past of wich the largest one were about 70 cm.Was targeting Cob at daybreak when the cracker took my pillie bait.The others were on mud-prawn.I have seen some monsters being landed there and this has started my quest.
 

Pslatarix

Sealiner
Boet if you can get to jongensfontein, stillbaai, you almost garaunteeed a big cracker. Well pick-up anyway. Ive had more hidings there than anything else. Big poensies live there. Do yourself a favour, fish .58-.60mm mainline and 1.2mm leader. Hit and hold. Hook wise I like to use a sharpend 11/0 mustad hoodlum for those bad boys. Also, you dont need to throw far hey. Cracker love working water around reefs. Hit them hard dude. Tiit lines for december.
 
The trusted adage is always that the fresher that bait is, the better! I try and keep my crabs alive as long as possible, even if they die at the time of rigging i.e. if the hook shank is pushed through its body.

If I rig him live, with the hook flat against the carapace, I always tie the legs of the crab against the hook snoot, and leave legs on the other side free to dangle and move. This is to prevent him from scurrying under rocks or other protective cover.

 

 
 

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cptfly

Senior Member
will crackers go for this same setup but hanging below a float in white foamy water ?

hoping to try this setup in struis in some deep gullies where I have been given a hiding already by Mr Cracker ?
 

Jakes 10

Sealiner
cptfly wrote:
will crackers go for this same setup but hanging below a float in white foamy water ?

hoping to try this setup in struis in some deep gullies where I have been given a hiding already by Mr Cracker ?
Hi cptfly, did you try this setup? If so, what was the outcome? Please let us know....^^..
 

Mr J

Senior Member
RINEX wrote:
Must the crab be alive or can it be dead ?

Busy reading through some threads cos I wanna go cracker fishing and just refreshing a bit....

A trick I use  so that I put a live crab onto my hook is to carry a snippers with me when I hunt the crabs and clip either the top or the bottom pincer off on each front leg and then you can handle the crab without it nipping you! And of course you then have a live crab on your hook! ;)
 
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