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This is a typical stingray bait. See how the hooks face forward, this is due to fact that most sharks attack from behind. Notice that the hook ends are white , this is a heavy coating of lard to stop the hooks losing their point in the water.
In this sketch the hooks should ideally be facing forward with the trace coming from the rays mouth/head and not the tail as can be seen.The hooks and trace should be zip tied to the ray as shown.
This bait is ready for deployment on a 130 lb Tiger shark rig on Woodgate beach in Queensland .
This huge 40 lb stingray was set on the 130 lb Tiger Shark rig as can be seen in the picture, The ray was walked out several hundred metres and left on the sand awaiting the high tide. When the tide came in so did a 500 plus kg Tiger Sharks which picked up the bait . An ensuing fight with this shark was lost when it busted us off on debris, which was evident at low tide the next day. What a great feeling to have such a big bait taken by such a monster. You never know your luck in a big sea !!! ps the bait and trace were never recoverd.
As can be seen in this picture a shark has come in and taken 3/4 of the bait in one go and still missed the hooks. This was I believe due to the hooks being placed on incorrectly in the 1st place. The ray was originally the same as the whole one. p.s. this was not my bait but a buddies setup. This shark took this bait about 10 metres off shore.
Here are some common rays which work well as big tiger shark bait. These bait also work well cut in half from head to tail and hooked up using a two hook rig.
Young Johnny G. one of or chief Stingray catchers, and up and coming apprentice Sharkie. Same stingray showing positive to a nice juvinille Tiger of around 150kg. Notice the damage to the ray and the teethmarks on the bait.