Is poddy mullet good bait?
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.
What kind of bait catches mullet?
Bread Flakes A simple flake of white bread is considered one of the most successful types of bait for attracting mullet fish. It is recommended to fish just below the surface, patiently luring the mullet to the bait.
Can you catch poddy mullet at night?
Small baitfish, like poddy mullet and prawns (especially prawns) prefer to use the cover of night to move around the estuary in hope that they will be less vulnerable to predatory fish and birds. However, this isn’t the only reason we should fish at night.
What is the best time to catch mullet?
Time Frame The most opportune time to cast for mullet is early morning, when the flooding tide rises at dawn. The lack of crowd and noise encourages the fish to forage around piers, jetties and estuary creeks.
What’s the best way to catch mullet?
Given that mullets gather in schools near the surface, using a fly can be good way to fish them. You’ll need a small fly, and don’t expect a bright flashy lure will work on the bottom feeding mullets. Try tossing some clumps of oatmeal into the water and casting in front of the mullet as they feed.
What size hooks for mullet?
Mullet only have a small mouth whereby a long shank size 10 hook will benefit.
Where is the best place to catch mullet?
Tidal rivers, estuaries, harbours and canals are all good places to find mullet. They are often close to the surface and in big schools, so if they are there, you should be able to spot them. They are often found in big groups on a rising tide as they feed on algae.
What’s the best bait to catch flathead?
Live Bait – Live prawns, mullet, herring, hardyheads, and whitebait are some of the greatest baits you can use for flathead. If live bait isn’t available, then head to your local tackle store for a selection of fresh bait and to ask the staff what they would recommend in the area you are planning to fish.
What’s the best time to catch flathead?
The best time to get yourself a nice Flathead is during the day, two – three days lead up to the full moon and the following two- three days after. The preferred tide time would be high tide 7-9Am and fish the run out from the top of the tide down. The fish will be most active two hours after the top of the tide.