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Solent Baits Cuttlefish Frozen Sea Fishing Bait
What Is Cuttlefish ?
Cuttlefish are marine animals of the order Sepiida. They belong to the class Cephalopoda, which also includes squid, octopuses, and nautiluses. Cuttlefish have a unique internal shell, the Cuttlebone. Despite their name, cuttlefish are not fish but molluscs.There shell is used for bouyancy and strength they can eat crab,prawn and fish and are quite a feisty animal when they fear DANGER the swim like mad and empty there ink sack into a cloud in the water allowing them to make a quick escape
Where can you find cuttlefish?
For example the European common cuttlefish is found all Around the uk and, along the eastern Atlantic from Scandinavia to South Africa and the Mediterranean. Most other species, such as the flamboyant cuttlefish, are found in Asian waters and in Australasia. They are not found in American waters.
Common cuttlefish (Sepia officinalis) – is locally common off the coasts of South and South West England and Wales. The common cuttlefish can be seen in shallow water during the spawning period in late spring and summer.
What species of fish will it catch ?
cuttlefish will catch a wide variety of fish from Bass,Cod,Conger etc etc
How do i fish with Cuttlefish why is it so good
If the cuttlefish is small you can fish with it whole with very little preparation,if you have a larger way the best way is to pull the head off then push the bone up and turn the cuttlefish inside out,simply remove the white flesh and cut into strips the size suitable for the Hooks/fish you are going for ,the guts can be thrown into the sea as a attractor too,watch out for the black ink sack in the cuttlefish as it can stain your hands black,after a bit of practice its simple and worth the effort
Why is Cuttlefish so good as a bait ?
Cuttlefish is good for bait as its a natural very juicy scenty bait which,Cod and Bass etc find irresistable
Fresh or Frozen a great allround bait
What Rig is Best for Cuttlefish
Cuttlefish, the best rig is a Pennel Rig set up 2 hooks close to each other allowing great bait presentation , Kamasan hooks or,Sakuma hooks and Mustad offer a great range of hooks .Either from the shore or boat if using a larger bait with 3/0 to 8/0 hooks being used depending on bait size etc ,Smaller strips of cuttlefish can be used for whiting wrasse and a multitude of other species. on smaller hooks even down to a size 6 if the bait is presented right.
A Pulley Pennel rig from the shore using a 3/0 and 4/0 at the bottom is my favourite rig to use with Cuttlefish
Any Questions ?
If you have any questions of how to use or prepare Cuttlefish please get in contact with us
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