The growth patterns, diet composition, and sex ratio of Giant African threadfin, Polydactylus quadrifilis (Cuvier, 1829) was investigated in Ologe lagoon in Nigeria to provide necessary baseline data toward the development of fisheries in Lagos lagoon system.
Polynemids which include the giant African threadfin (P.
Dominant baitfish are yearling threadfin shad, just a couple inches long.
Many experts downsize in fall, as bass feast on young-of-year threadfin shad.
So that evening, I took home a half-dozen live 1 1/2- to 2-inch-long threadfin shad that John gave me and put them in my aquarium.
For instance, threadfin shad range in size from about 1 inch to 31/2 inches long, so I tie it on #8, #4, and #2 hooks.
For the flat line I would have a king/cobia rod with 45-pound braid and a stinger rig with a live threadfin
Once the whitebait gets excited, the threadfins will sometimes follow them.
Dollar bill-sized threadfins make dandy offerings for tarpon, monster snook, sailfish and even offshore bullies like amberjack and grouper.
herring and hand-sized pilchards get my first nod here.
They'll clobber artificials, but this is when the livebait guys can catch-and-release astounding numbers on scaled sardines or threadfins
Finger mullet are probably your best live bait choice, with large pinfish or big threadfins
also good if you can get them.
Docks all along the ICW from Venice to Punta Rassa are good places to freeline small mullet or big threadfins
If you find tarpon mid-harbor they're likely to be focused on large threadfins
, while the fish nearer the river mouths will probably be eating ladyfish.
If no rolling fish are in evidence then try around schools of threadfins
or anyplace you can find ladyfish busting bait in at least ten feet of water.