Big Turtle

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Big Turtle

Postby mickyt » Sun Aug 27, 2017 10:06 pm

Hooked up a big Turtle today ,got towed for ages could only take in line as it came up to breath , got it as close as I could but was immense so I eventually cut the line . It took a Pilchard Bait and just 10 minutes before caught a good size Grunter at the same spot with the same Bait ! As an aside I used to lose decent Fish because of my Knots but since I have been using this version of the figure of eight Knot ( there are two) have never had one come undone or break even with that Shark . If your having trouble with your Knots give these a go you wont regret it .The Knot link is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DzekQMqSsl4 The other knot for joining your leader which is as good is the Nail Knot done with the Tiefast Knot tool, you can pick one for about $3.50 on ebay link is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=611JWRtkjOc
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Re: Big Turtle

Postby Ads22 » Sun Aug 27, 2017 10:33 pm

That's a huge turtle head poking out mickyt :lol:

Hate hooking turtles. Grunter on the other hand...
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Re: Big Turtle

Postby pdfarrell » Mon Aug 28, 2017 3:09 pm

I've often wondered if the turtles in lake mac would ever make a mistake and take a lure.
Happy to report that they haven't to date, though there are plenty around.

That is one big turtle!

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Re: Big Turtle

Postby muzza111 » Mon Aug 28, 2017 8:29 pm

An unusual bycatch, fingers crossed it can get rid of the hook.
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