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Gilt head caught on lures

Discussion in 'Tackle & Tips' started by {name}, May 24, 2016.

  1. Perch

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    Hi all, heading up the local creeks to target the gilt on lures, have heard they can be taken on a meps with an artificial worm . Does anyone have experience of this? Any info much appreciated
     
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  2. Perch

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    Slowly working my way through all the info already available after a search for gilt, also have checked up on Cornish shore kayak fisherman vids, seems the hook is the key
     
  3. Sea Trout

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    Use small carp hooks with whatever set up/rig you use, size 12 - 6 (it's helpful using a type of pennel rig with two books close to each other) and when you get a bite don't strike for a couple of seconds, let the gilt take the hook a bit deeper to get a good hook hold.

    I've had some luck using a bunch of isome or artificial crabs (gulp are good as they stink).

    Good luck!
     
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  4. Pollock

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    Will watch this with interest. Its on my to do list. I've been thinking about it and a gilts diet is very similar to a wrasse and the mouths look geared up to do the same job of crushing shellfish, so was thinking maybe the same methods of hrf for wrasse with a creature bait would work for gilts. Same as all fishing its probably 90% down to finding feeding fish..........
     
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  5. Pollock

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    Big bream will require a good hook and will crush large crab (3 inch across back) on a 1/0 no worries at all. Sakuma manta or a crab pattern will do. My lads hooked into a couple of brutes on the xl isome. Good luck.
     
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