Yabbies-Best bait.

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Gooday have often used meat, tin cat food, but just wondering if any one out there uses something different, that is easy to carry and store. Thank you in anticipation of a reply.
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Reply By: Jayfoz - Thursday, Mar 07, 2013 at 17:40

Thursday, Mar 07, 2013 at 17:40
I have heard that sunlight soap does the trick. That is a Jack Absolom special tip!
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Follow Up By: Member - Vince M (NSW) - Friday, Mar 08, 2013 at 19:39

Friday, Mar 08, 2013 at 19:39
I was lucky enough to travel with Jack Absolom & Malcolm Douglas & both were supporters of the soap & both did well with it. Yet I have always done better with rotten meat
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Follow Up By: KiwiAngler - Saturday, Mar 09, 2013 at 09:37

Saturday, Mar 09, 2013 at 09:37
Soap certainly works but that was a different time - now you wouldnt use it because of the environmental issues with having soap in the water
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Reply By: Greenant - Thursday, Mar 07, 2013 at 17:42

Thursday, Mar 07, 2013 at 17:42
Hi Mike

for red claw I use pumpkin or potatoe both don't go off or need refrigeration

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Reply By: Jarse - Thursday, Mar 07, 2013 at 17:43

Thursday, Mar 07, 2013 at 17:43
Mike, putrid meat is supposed to work best, but I've found they'll eat just about anything.

I just use raw meat. Putrid meat is hard to find :D
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Follow Up By: Patrol22 - Thursday, Mar 07, 2013 at 19:25

Thursday, Mar 07, 2013 at 19:25
Road kill is a good source of "putrid" meat
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Reply By: Member - MIKE.G - Thursday, Mar 07, 2013 at 17:59

Thursday, Mar 07, 2013 at 17:59
G'day Mike.

Dry cat food. I put some into a small plastic bottle with holes in it and tie it into the trap. Works a treat and no smell in the fridge!

For Red Claw, half boiled potato is the go as per this photo.

Cheers,

Mike



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Reply By: The Explorer - Thursday, Mar 07, 2013 at 19:50

Thursday, Mar 07, 2013 at 19:50
Hello

Over here in the west a lot of people use chook pellets for attracting freshwater crayfish. They are cheap, dry, easy to store and don't smell that bad (put in sealed container if you have a sensitive nose). They certainly work for other species of freshwater crayfish (e.g. Marron). Not sure about Yabbies. My guess is that any type of dried pet food would work.

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Reply By: garny - Thursday, Mar 07, 2013 at 22:02

Thursday, Mar 07, 2013 at 22:02
Hi Mike 2 my fav for yabbies is the bags of cat food you can pierce with little holes to leach from your bait pouch in net then discard with your rubbish works a treat . ps i live in gods country WA .regards garny
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Reply By: Member - Mike R2 - Friday, Mar 08, 2013 at 09:09

Friday, Mar 08, 2013 at 09:09
Gooday and thanks to everyone who replied.

Mike
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Reply By: Nargun51 - Friday, Mar 08, 2013 at 21:40

Friday, Mar 08, 2013 at 21:40
My father who grew up in in a Depression timber town used to say that he and his older brother used to dangle their toes in dams, and flick the yabbies out onto the bank. It seems that if they were quick it didn't hurt too much...I've been never game enough to try it
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