Can you troll with spinnerbaits?
Spinnerbaits are excellent trolling lures, and using a stinger soft plastic adds profile and bulk, which this aggressive species just loves. Another plus sized cod taken on the troll using a Bassman 4×4 spinnerbaits.
What lures are best for cod?
Three popular lure types for Murray Cod: hard bodys, spinnerbaits and soft plastics.
- Spinnerbaits – The spinnerbait has been around for some time now and emerged in the native lure market as one of the best!
- Diving Hard Body Lure.
- Soft Plastics.
- Surface Lures –
- Swimbaits –
Can you troll for cod?
It’s amazing how often the strike from a fish comes as the lure begins to swim free of the snag. We like to fish our drags set in fighting mode so the hooks are set when the cod strikes the lure. Trolling is the most effective way to target large cod in the Murray River.
What size hooks for cod?
A size 1 B940 is strong enough to land a decent cod. Larger hooks are required for a big cocktail bait (lug/squid or shellfish/crab). Go for the Sakuma 543 Manta or an O’Shaughnessy, which are both available in size 4/0 to 6/0.
How do you catch cod fish from shore?
High tide is obviously the best time to catch cod from shore. Low tide will rarely give you a bite, but you should be there casting the rod when the water level starts to rise again. Upcoming tides make small baitfish approach the shoreline in search of something to eat, and so do the larger predators looking for prey.
Can you catch Murray cod at night?
Try night fishing Fishing at night in impoundments for Murray cod has been well practiced for years however many locations are rarely fished compared to others. A full moon doesn’t necessarily mean better fishing but it helps with navigation.
Which is the best lure for cod fishing?
Our top five cod lures wouldn’t be complete without the HTO Artic Eel! Although the HTO Artic Eel is only 56g, on calm days with a little tide it will happily find its way down to the seabed. The lure itself has accounted for some seriously chunky cod up to 24lbs, the slow rolling action is a trigger for the cods predatory instincts.
What’s the best size of spinnerbait to use?
There is something about a spinnerbait that attracts natives like no other lure and if you’re ever unsure of what lure to use… put on a spinnerbait! Spinnerbaits come in a range of sizes (3/8oz, 1/2oz, 5/8oz, 3/4oz, 1oz, 1.5oz, 2oz) with the most common and versatile being 5/8oz.
Which is the best lure to use for trolling?
The diving hard body is a great trolling lure as it’s so easy to use. They produce a large pulse through the water which helps you to set your trolling speed, you can feel when they are down near the bottom and they ride over majority of timber on their own.
What’s the best way to catch cod with a jig?
The correct way to fish with these lures is to slowly wind up at a speed which gets the skirts on the jig dancing, which should induce an aggressive take, however I fish these differently for better effectiveness on the cod.