Fishing QuestionsCategory: Fishing Bait FAQHow to hook mussels correctly?
Sergio Smirnoff Staff asked 2 years ago

4 Ways to Hook Hard baits on the Hook

For fishing to be successful, you need to choose a natural fish live bait, be able to put it firmly on the hook, and inconspicuously hide inside its fishing hooks. It is important that when throwing the bait remains on the hook and has a natural look and smell, as in nature. Buy only quality bait or fish it yourself in a natural live environment. Here we publish specific tips on different ways to hook mussels.

Four basic ways to attach the bait:

1-Plateret, open the mussel and use a small knife to guide the entire mollusk through the bottom shell, we discard the empty shell, and sew the hook into the bottom mollusk along its nerves from the bottom to top, with that present some glaze. I use a #4 hook, the fish scratches the moll and slips inside on its own, it always comes out stuck in the nose. This is a suitable presentation for fishing with a buoy at the tip of the rod, the bait settles to the bottom and the buoy stays submerged an inch, but you see when it sticks and drags it, it is also used in the bottom lead fishing type, as it happens with the “a la blur” joint, but in this modality, which requires short casts, it is easy to take off.

2-Baulet, to open the mussel without separating the shells too much, I put a hook, in the upper nerve that connects the nerves of the two shells, passing it from one side to the other. I also use a small hook for this presentation, #2, sea bream sticking its nose in, and when the mollah is pulled, it sticks out on its own and comes out with a nail out of its nose, this presentation has given me very good results, in particular.

3-Ataud, open the mussel a little and insert a snap with two hooks, in this case, number 2, then close it with lycra, leaving the first hook without death and a little moly to make it smell, this presentation is designed to catch large sea bream, crush it and release the hooks.

4-Criansó (raised mussels), introduce the hook in this case number 2 on the opposite side from the one that opens, and take it out on the same side, leaving the death outside, this hooking method, which costs something to introduce the death, allows you to cast it a long-distance without opening, I usually use a two-hook rigging, with two Criansó, one on each hook, the sea bream medium-size places them both in the mouth.

Hard Baits on the Hook

7 Answers
Martin Staff answered 2 years ago
Mussels can be attached to a fishing hook by threading the mussel’s byssus (a threadlike structure used for attachment) onto the hook. The mussel should first be rinsed and then dried. The byssus can then be gently teased out and passed over the hook until it secures itself on the barb. The mussel can then be secured in place with a small piece of wire or fishing line.

Alex – ProFisherman Staff answered 2 years ago
If you’re looking to attach a mussel to a fishing hook, there are a few things you’ll need to do. First, find a fresh mussel – either from the water or from a bait shop. Next, use a sharp knife to cut off the adductor muscle, which is what holds the two shells together. Once that’s done, simply thread the mussel onto the hook and you’re ready to go!

Alex – ProFisherman Staff answered 2 years ago
There are a few key things to keep in mind when hooking mussels. First, make sure the hooks are sharp. Second, use just enough bait to attract the mussel without overloading the hook. Third, set the hook quickly and firmly once the mussel takes the bait. Here are more detailed instructions:

  1. Choose a sharp hook. This will make it easier to penetrate the tough shell of the mussel and also increase your chances of a successful catch.
  2. Use just enough bait. Too much bait will not only increase the chance that your quarry will slip away before you can set the hook but it can also lead to lost or fouled hooks further down the line as other fish compete for the bait.
  3. Set the hook quickly and firmly. This will help to ensure that the mussel is securely hooked and also increase your chances of a successful release.

Bernard answered 2 years ago
There are a few key things to remember when hooking mussels: first, use a sharp, sturdy hook so the mussel can’t easily break free; second, make sure the barb is facing downwards so the mussel can’t wriggle free; and third, always use a circle knot to secure the line.

Once you’ve got your gear ready, find a spot that’s rich in mussels and start wading in – be careful not to step on any! Once you’ve found a good spot, use your pole to gently thrust the hook into the substrate (the muddy bottom where mussels live) and then pull it towards you. You should feel resistance if you’ve hooked a mussel – if not, try again. Once you’ve got a mussel on your hook, carefully reel it in and enjoy your catch!

Carlos answered 2 years ago
Here are a few tips on how to correctly hook mussels:

1. Use a sharp instrument to make a small hole in the bottom shell of the mussel.

2. Place the pointed end of the instrument into the soft flesh of the mussel, close to the opening at one end.

3. Gently twisting the instrument, work it in between the two shells until you feel some resistance.

4. Continue twisting and pushing until approximately three-quarters of the way into the mussel. If done correctly, you should now have a good grip on the mussel and can pull it from its shell without too much difficulty.

5. Repeat this process for each mussel you wish to catch.

David answered 2 years ago
Hooking mussels is a simple process, but there are a few things you need to keep in mind. The most important factor is to make sure the hook goes through the meat of the mussel and not just the shell. You can do this by making a stabbing motion with the hook towards the top of the mussel.

Once you’ve hooked the mussel, you need to make sure it’s secure before casting it back into the water. One way to do this is to hold onto the line and pull on it until you feel resistance from the mussel. If you’re using a bobber or float, you can also wait until it reaches the surface of the water before reeling in your catch.

Wilson answered 2 years ago
Typing a recipe for cooking mussels. It is a food not only for fish but also for humans. Mussels can be cooked in a variety of ways, but the most popular is steaming them in white wine, garlic, and butter.

To prepare them, use a brush to scrub the mussels clean under cold running water. Discard any that are open and do not close when tapped. In a large pot or Dutch oven, heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil over medium-high heat until hot. Add the mussels and sauté for 3 to 4 minutes, stirring occasionally, until they start to turn opaque.

Add the garlic and sauté for an additional minute. Add the white wine and bring to a boil. Cover the pot with a lid and steam for 3 to 4 minutes, until all of the mussels have opened. Discard any that do not open.

Remove the pot from the heat and add butter, parsley, and lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately with crusty bread for dipping.