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about todaks

Post by xiaodhanan » Sat Aug 23, 2014 10:07 am

hi guys been long since i posted here :) btw , do any bro here know how to catch todaks. any tips will be appreciated. i lost a couple of them. recommend steel leaders or fluro and one stole my nilmaster lure like theres no tmr.

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Re: about todaks

Post by Icylines » Sun Aug 24, 2014 3:53 pm

I am no expert to this as well haha! but well i have only caught todaks with bait
they really are pretty irritating fish running but nvr swallow so hard to hook but well it may be different for lures! haha
I feel there is no need for steel wire as they dont really cut through the leader but can cause abrasion to the line higher poundage maybe
steel wire probably only for the sharper tooth predators such as barracudas and macks
i have seen some guy use a noose to catch todaks haha anyway cheers
i have hooked up a rather large one at bedok on a cable car though!
but now i seldom see them swimming on topwater, Anyone clarify if there is season? cause like at the start of the year see so many todaks at the surface of the water.................. :) :) :)
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Re: about todaks

Post by Kishore » Sun Aug 24, 2014 5:52 pm

My method of landing Todaks is by Fly fishing.
I use a 5 wt weight forward floating line attach a 6 lb,9 ft leader with a size 12 Mustad hook.
The hook is bare,attach a small piece of prawn meat,cast and present hook to Todaks.
Upon casting strip line fast so that the hook with the prawn meat will not sink too fast.
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Re: about todaks

Post by Peace » Mon Aug 25, 2014 9:25 pm

Live baitfish works best for me so far, it easily brings their guard down and they will likely disregard your heavy leaders. I've caught them on hard lures before but it usually takes quite a few misses before you set hook on one.

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Re: about todaks

Post by Icylines » Tue Aug 26, 2014 7:15 pm

so light leaders like 15lb will work?
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Re: about todaks

Post by Peace » Tue Aug 26, 2014 8:45 pm

I won't say it will definitely work because line weight is only one of the factors. Generally lighter lines are more effective than heavier ones because not only are they less visible but they also let the bait present more naturally.

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Re: about todaks

Post by xiaodhanan » Sat Aug 30, 2014 2:08 am

hahah yess ive seen many todaks this year

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Re: about todaks

Post by xiaodhanan » Wed Sep 03, 2014 11:06 am

i got my first todak on prawn meat already :)) i was along the boardwalk then got a bite. set hook very lightly and managed to land.

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Re: about todaks

Post by Vidic » Wed Sep 03, 2014 8:58 pm

Nice ! Did you manage to snap some pictures of it :)
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Re: about todaks

Post by Icylines » Sat Sep 06, 2014 8:48 am

I did not know todaks would take prawn meat
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