What is the best Murray cod bait?


What is the best Murray cod bait?

Best bait for Murray cod? The number one bait for Murray cod would have to be a fresh bardi grub, followed closely by the readily available freshwater yabby. Bardi grubs can be hard to find and are very expensive to buy, but they do work very well on Murray cod.

What is the best lure to catch cod?

In general one large bait is often preferred for cod, and a Pennell rig is favourite. The Pennell has two hooks on a single hooklength, with a hook placed at each end of the bait. Best baits are lugworms, squid and peeler crabs, although other baits catch codling in some regions but are not so effective countrywide.

What is the best lure colour?

At medium depths, colours such as green and blue are able to retain visibility. At depths where the water already appears nearly dark, colours are no longer visible. When fishing at depth, it is generally better to go with purple or black lures.

Is it hard to catch Murray cod?

Whether targeted from shore or by light watercraft, Murray cod provide great sports fishing and will readily take a wide range of lures. Finding Murray Cod is half the challenge. Look for areas of faster running water, holes at the bottom of rapids, submerged rock bars and logs.

What is the best time of year to catch Murray cod?

Early season Murray cod can be caught at any time, day or night by changing your approach, though late afternoon is consistently the best time to be on the water. With the hot days December provides the fish will often take refuge during the middle of the day when the UV index is at its highest.

What depth do you need to catch cod?

Cod can be caught by day if the water is very coloured and ideally over 15-feet in depth to minimise light passing through the water column. But experienced cod anglers will always fish at night, as this is when the bulk of the fish move inshore to feed.

Are spinnerbaits good for cod?

Spinnerbaits are very effective in attracting Murray Cod. The metal blades spin like a propeller and create flash and vibration in the water. This makes them seem like small fish or prey to Murray Cod. Spinnerbaits are best used when you know the fish are sitting at the bottom of the water.

How do I choose the right lure?

Choosing the best fishing lure is a good start.

  1. Match the lure profile with the dominant prey species profile.
  2. When fish are oriented to a thermocline, lipped plugs are killers.
  3. Match lure color to the water color.
  4. Choose lures that make vibrations whenever you’re in discolored or muddy water.

What is the best time to catch Murray cod?

Are Murray cod good eating?

It’s a good thing, because the Murray cod is arguably our greatest eating fish. The big barrel-shaped fish has a huge mouth and small eyes set well forward on its head. It has a creamy yellow-to-white belly and olive-to-blue and even yellow/ green skin on top.

What’s the best lure for Murray cod fishing?

JJ Lures No 1 Stumpjumper is a good-sized, strong actioned Australian-made lure that’s prefect for Murray cod fishing. A great benefit of this lure is the ability for it to “back out” of snags when the angler stops retrieving, allowing it to be worked close to and even through heavy cover.

How big of a lure do you need for a cod?

The lure itself has accounted for some seriously chunky cod up to 24lbs, the slow rolling action is a trigger for the cods predatory instincts. Not everyday is flat calm of course and using a lure this light can be tricky in those conditions, the best way to get this lure down is to simply add a bullet weight of the required size.

When is the best time to catch Murray cod?

For more in depth information about surface fishing and surface lures check out this article: ‘Murray Cod on Surface: How to catch cod off the top!’ The best time to use surface lures is definitely during the night and in low light periods. This is when Murray Cod are more likely to attack on the surface.

Who is the best Murray cod fisherman in Australia?

Rod is one of Australia’s most successful Murray Cod lure fishing specialists, having landed in excess of three hundred fish exceeding the magic metre mark. He’s a freelance fishing journalist and newspaper columnist, has presented Murray cod fishing shows on TV and DVD and recently published his book “Cod Secrets”.