Most of your takes on the soft plastic will be when it is falling back down. Because of this, I use bread crumbs for berley and small pieces of white bread. There are a couple of things to remember when using a poddy mullet trap; make sure that you face the trap so that the water will flow through the openings, place only one slice of white bread inside, don’t have any more than 30cm of water above the top of the trap, make sure that you check the trap every five minutes and if you don’t get a poddy mullet to go into the trap you will need to catch one and then put … depending on tube size,when you place on bottom milky water andtiny crumbs float out. 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? THe legal size for the smaller ones is anything under 15cm other wise they need to be 30cm and above. Whole tailor and whiting also make great dead baits. The next time you are out on the water, you should give them a go and if they work for you, maybe you will come up with some variations of your own. Just chuck a few small pieces of bread in, if none show in 2 minutes, move on to another spot, maybe only 50 metres away. 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. Key to catching live bait all in getting down and dirty 11th Sep 2015 10:07 AM ... poddy mullet and silver biddies in decent numbers. 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. It’s always handy to have a brag mat when targeting dusky flathead, as you can get a quick photo to prove its size before releasing it back into the water. Glue lead to the base of the container or use rocks if you prefer to weigh it down. Then stop and allow it to settle on the bottom. I've found that using a trap generally gets me small mullet, mostly too small to use (1"-2"). 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. Sometimes I have had a strike only to come back with part of the poddy. The shallow diving Jackall Chubby may be small, but this dusky was all over it. Catching them is easy and using them is even easier. To the underside of the lid sow (with fishing line) some plastic type flyscreen mesh and below that some gal bird wire. You see, a mullet does not bite in a usual way which fishes gnaw the hook. Kingfish are a welcome by-catch when it comes to targeting dusky flathead. 12-14 long shanked hook and some white bread will do the job. Put the bread in the neck of the bottle and place in the water with label side down on the sand. A bit fiddly but it gets results when placing it on the bottom doesn't work. Also one end is removable to make it easier to take the fish out. Small "poddy" mullet are a good live bait for such fish as flathead and can be caught in a narrow bottle or similar container filled with bread. Add some bread or crumbs to the water if necessary to bring the around. Permitted. Small ragworms and tiny fresh fish strips, particularly mackerel, herring and pilchard work very well for catching mullet. thanks for all your helpful tip driftwood. For example, if you are using a whitebait I usually use either two 1/0s or two 2/0s. I pretty much use the above techniques but I usually use a small handful of breadcrumbs in the trap. They are also, arguably, underutilised. It is made from 6mm and 4.5mm clear acrylic Perspex that will not yellow, is super strong and built to last. Drift your baits off of drop offs and along weed edges where the Flatties will be 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. 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. 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. Thanks for taking the time to do all that young Harry. When it comes to targeting dusky flathead with bait, live baits win hands down over dead baits. If you are going to use a trap I find that you need your bread to be as small as possible. The poddies can swim in but can't reverse out. Rules apply to help ensure healthy and sustainable fisheries for future generations. As with all blades, they vibrate and shimmy, and they excel in dirty conditions as the blade body gives off just the right shimmy to attract predatory strikes from fish. Whether you are using dead or live baits, soft plastics or blades, a dusky flathead will take it down quite easily. However, it is difficult to identify the various species of mullet, particularly when they are juveniles. The Mullet Run happens every late August until the middle of November. Re: Catching poddy mullet ? 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. The important aspect of using mackerel as bait for mullet is to ensure the flesh does not have any skin on it. by Jamison Godfrey • Flathead is probably the main staple fish in Tasmania when it comes to catching a feed. 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. 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. 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 … 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. could you maybe take a picture for us of this home made trap with the bottle? 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. Small crabs (soft-backed), shrimps and peeled prawns are also effective. 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. If you need anymore info in cutting tube.pm me. Nowadays I mostly target dusky flathead with either soft plastics, blades or live baits. Repeat the process until it’s a couple of metres from the rod tip. 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. The best trick to catch Mullet is by using a fly, even a small one. This is where you cast out as far as you can and allow the plastic to sit on the bottom. When you put the bread in between the two pieces push a small hole through the bread where the hole is. The bottom hook is placed so that the hook point and barb are protruding out of the skin. Small poddy mullet can also be caught using a bait trap, as described for gudgeon. The way I did it today and It worked real well was. This allows the bait to move about freely. The bottle only needs about 3 inches of water over the top to be effective. Dont put large pieces in as but rip it up really small. The biggest by far of the flathead family is the dusky flathead, also known as the mud, estuary, dusky river and black flathead. I cut a hole about 2in square on the opposite side to the label (no need to remove the label). breaking the surface,use light line,a float a small hook,with a small piece of cotton wool covered in a Dough,made with Flour & water.