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How to rig a live squid

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Best way to rig a live squid is with two hooks . The one furthest up the line goes into the tip of the squid’s body . The second hook goes just lightly into the skin of the squid near the head . Both hooks must be exposed so they catch the fish easily . See the photos below . If you troll , don’t go any faster than 2 knots , otherwise the squid will die . If you drift , use the lightest lead you need to just get the squid down to the depth you want to fish . Usually two thirds of the way to the bottom is a good plan . You can leave the bottom hook free to drift with the tide if you like , but I don’t as many times the head is hit and the top is not so the bottom hook is the handy one . You can put the hook through the other , that is through the skin and out , but make sure it is exposed . This way is quick and simple and gets the squid into the water quickly . Good luck and hang on ! . Stay tuned and get fishing !
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How to tie the best knot for hooks and swivels (Video)

BY: Webteam / 0 COMMENTS / CATEGORIES: Knots & Rigs, Videos
This knot is the best knot to tie hooks and swivels on to your main line and leader . It tightens the more the fish pull on the line , so it won’t be the knot that lets you down . This knot is important as it is the basis for the knot that joins your main line (braid) to your leader . This video on the knot will come in future blogs.
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How to prepare a flathead for the freezer (Video)

BY: Webteam / 0 COMMENTS / CATEGORIES: Flathead, Videos
When you are not going to eat your flathead or any fish that night or the next night, you need to prepare it and get it in the freezer quickly . If you do this,when you defrost it , it will be as fresh as the day you caught it . Simply take it out of the freezer 4 or 5 hours before you want to fillet and debone it . Once it is defrosted it is easy to fillet and debone .
So the steps are – bleed it and crack its neck , scale it , gut it , cut its head off in a particular spot , then into a glad freezer bag or wrap it in glad wrap tightly . Watch the video , it’s easy . You will be surprised at how fresh the flathead is when defrosted . Just wash it and then fillet and debone .Cook,eat and enjoy . See the videos on beer batter and cooking beer battered flathead on the blog.
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Cooking with the best Beer Batter (Video)

BY: Webteam / 0 COMMENTS / CATEGORIES: Cooking, Flathead, Videos
Here is a set of 3 videos on cooking the flathead with the best beer batter . Look at them in order . I simply get the flathead fillet you have seen me debone in a previous video , and cut it at the ” V ” into 3 smaller fillets . Perfect for beer batter .
The first video shows how to test the heat of the oil , the second and third on cooking it . Once it is golden brown take it out , it is ready. Sometimes it takes only a minute or so . Do not leave it too long .
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How to make the Best Beer Batter (Video)

BY: Webteam / 0 COMMENTS / CATEGORIES: Flathead, Videos
See the video below .it is the best light beer batter you can make and it is easy. The secret is self raising flour ,not normal flour , then add beer . That’s it ..And keep it really cold. Put in the fridge for at least 20 minutes or put some ice in it if you don’t have time.
The next video will show you how to cook with it and the result.
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How to fillet a flathead the easy way (VIDEO)

BY: Webteam / 0 COMMENTS / CATEGORIES: Flathead, How to, Videos
There are a few ways to fillet a flathead but I like an easy way as the fish is flat and sits flat on the table . First you cut the head off after you have scaled and gutted the fish . Now watch the video , it shows you how easy it is.
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