Catching Stingrays :D

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Catching Stingrays :D

Post by StaR_LiGhT » Thu May 24, 2012 1:52 pm

Im interested to know more about the methods used to catch stingray
using pasir-pasir(silver sillago) as a bait. First of all, how
do i catch the bait fish. Secondly, after catching pasir-pasir, how do i hook the bait, and using what techniques(apollo, LSBF, Float etc.) ?
Thanks.. :)
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Re: Catching Stingrays :D

Post by Peace » Thu May 24, 2012 8:28 pm

The sand whitings can be found in sandy and muddy coastal areas and also near rivermouths. You can use worms or small pieces of dead prawns on a 3-hook apollo rig to get them. Hook size of 6-8 is sufficient.

If you want the bait the sand whiting alive, you need to hook just under its dorsal fin or near its tail. But frankly, stingray are scavengers of the sea floor and will take literally any scrapes of meat the come across. Well, a live bait could possibly be more effective but I wouldn't imagine it to be much significant. Hook the whiting live would mean you cannot cast too hard and lose distance. Many surf anglers may prefer using dead or fresh baits and possibly using a single or double hook to secure the bait. Baiting string are also used to further secure the bait for better casting.

As for the rig, LSBF is probably your best choice as it's one of the best rig for targeting fishes near the sea bed.

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Re: Catching Stingrays :D

Post by limfish » Thu May 24, 2012 11:05 pm

I agree,stingrays are scavengers and will eat a prawn or crab happily as much as a whiting.
Chumming might help,but use only fish heads/fish guts to avoid any wastage.
Also,on an unrelated note,would not reccomend you to step in the ocean,rumours says ships dump thier waste near the shipping lines,and when the current comes in...=/
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