MYDO Livebaitswimmer Couta Traces feature heads in differing weights enabling you to put your live baits into the water column exactly where you want them. Rigged light with #7 wire and #4 4X VMC trebles.
MYDO Live baitswimmer #2
Our MYDO LiveBaitSwimmer #2 is designed to help keep bad behaviour in your live baits – in check. By adding just the right amount of weight for your drift or trolling situation in the water column, you can have your live baits held apart in solitary confinement easily.
Using the MYDO LiveBaitSwimmer
Fewer tangles equals more fishing time. Keeping live baits swimming in formation and away from each other can be quite a task, as mackerel and shad vie for dominance in their efforts to escape. They can swim around and around each other in seconds if you are not watching.
Weighing in at 1.7 Oz, this is the bait sent to the bottom to patrol for marauding reef robbers like GTs and Amberjackos. Use the #1 to fish mid-water, and on top, use a float – and you will have no tangles and your fish will be free to run when he comes along and chows your bait.
Then, sometimes it happens, that your live bait dies of fright as a predator moves in, it’s no problem as the LiveBaitSwimmer is a baitswimmer. Based on Brian Davey’s fish swimming thesis, the offering will carry on performing upright with a gentle swimming action and never spinning! Even if you up the speed on the troll to chase a shoal of fast-moving gamefish or a baitball – no problem, up to 4 knots or more can be handled easily – even with a nice juicy jube-jube bonito attached to the Livebaitswimmer.
The MYDO LiveBaitSwimmer comes rigged with a single nose hook. And two powerful trebles that do not let go. Rigged with #8 wire droppers to the hooks, this trace is meant to handle really challenging fish like big ‘couta / king mackerel.
We suggest heavy nylon leader. You can watch this video that will affect your leader choices…
Here is a gallery from a day out to sea, where my brother and his mate could not come home from the inclement east weather, since the tide was too low for the sandbar crossing. And so they prepared for the 4 hour or so wait, by rigging a few live baits. They had not caught much. And this is what happened! A very rare catch indeed.
At the time when the water came in enough for them to go home, they had 9. But Marc thought he had 10, which was the legal limit. An even bigger fish cam right to the boat after Marc’s last live bait -and he quickly pulled the bait away just in time for the huge fish to miss it. Marc says that was the biggest fish of the whole day and he was very happy not to have hooked it.
MYDO Livebaitswimmers are not IGFA compliant. Regular MYDO Baitswimmers are, and can be purchased unrigged for you to twist some single hooks on. Using the pin to hold a frisky livey onto the pin can be helped with elastic band, when fishing IGFA.
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