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#1 Daz

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Posted 13 December 2009 - 11:17 AM

G,day all,

After being nagged at by nearly everybody on the jetty over a period of time, "Take the Cuttle home and cook it up, tastes sweeter than Calamari". This morning we decided to keep the Cuttlefish we caught.
The problem we are having is getting the ugly buggers off the jigs before the decide to devour them. I have broken 2 jigs trying to get them out. :oops Now, i know i could stab the ugger in the head and kill it, but what if i want to release it alive? :wh Trying to release your jig as you would a Squid doesn't work at all.
Any ideas here would be appreciated.

cheers

Daz :beer

p.s. Not a good nights fishing, 3 Cuttles and 7 Squid, there's always next time.
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Posted 17 December 2009 - 08:00 AM

Cuttlefish are very sensitive to human touch.If you tickle them just behind the left eye you will notice a shivering movement down the side of its body possibly accompanied by slight colour change.A barely discernable hissing noise will then be heard and your jig will be disgorged.
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Posted 17 December 2009 - 02:25 PM

Cuttlefish are very sensitive to human touch.If you tickle them just behind the left eye you will notice a shivering movement down the side of its body possibly accompanied by slight colour change.A barely discernable hissing noise will then be heard and your jig will be disgorged.


Hi Hopper.

Thanks for your response, i was wondering if anybody knew or was going to reply. i will certainly give that a go next time i catch one of the ugly buggers.

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Daz :oops
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Posted 17 December 2009 - 02:32 PM

Hi Hopper,

Me again, my Father in Law was a prankster and on thinking about this it has me wondering whether i am going to look like the village idiot tickling a Cuttlefish on the jetty. :oops

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Posted 19 December 2009 - 06:59 PM

Hi Hopper,

Me again, my Father in Law was a prankster and on thinking about this it has me wondering whether i am going to look like the village idiot tickling a Cuttlefish on the jetty. :th

Cheers

Daz


Yep for a moment there I had you going :P the thought of someone with their butt in the air tickling a cuttlefish while waiting for a hissing noise just appealed to my warped sense of humour.Sorry.In reality I think you must have real greedy cuttlefish down that way.I guess you have tried pushing the jig back a short way and then out?Or would some kind of custom made hookout be a help?Poly pipe slightly larger than the jig with a slit down the side to get it onto the line maybe? :th
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Posted 19 December 2009 - 10:14 PM

Hi Hopper,

Well for a minute you had me thinking that something that sounded so wierd may be true. I must admit i would have responded the same way, always up for a laugh. Not sure if i will tell the wife that it was a joke though, we are off fishing for 3 weeks over xmas and i could have some fun with this.

cheers

Daz :th
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