how do i stop freshwater turtles eating my bait when fishing?
I recently discovered a creek running past woolworths in sarina, becomes extremely large and ive deduced it holds sufficiently large and quanitity enough fish for fishing. I went there last week using raw chicken as bait, being as it catches essentially everything everywhere, and i got an extremely big bite, which would have likely have been something like a perch or maybe even a barramundi, its possible given the creek does eventually turn to saltwater.
however, i found it to be a big nuiscance, because i was constantly reeling in turtles!
a nuiscance because if i left the bait in one place for more than 5 minutes a turtle would gobble it down, fortunately i was able to remove the hooks on all the turtles, but it was still anoying, because turtles arent fish.
How do i fish in a way in which i minimize, or considerably lower the likelyhood of catching turtles, whilst bait fishing?
ideally ide like to keep suing chicken as its cheap and just works everwhere.