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Old 05-15-2009, 07:13 PM
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Having spent more than a day or two in the commercial fishing industry,,, that hi-lited part should be cast in stone.
Fishermen (comm.) don't fish specifically for bait (except lobster sometimes).
Bait prices are 1/3 what food market $ generally are,,, if they're that high.
Butter-fish, squid, clams, bunker, macks, etc. are not handled the same way if they've passed off as bait on the market. Could be old, rotted / smelly, contaminated (oil, fuel, chemicals, etc.) or just of questionable quality. Believe me, the packers will take a chance on passing off questionable quality in the view of profit. There's no gov't food inspectors watching the process like there is with chickens, pigs, etc.

For this reason I generally dig / catch / procure my own from reputable(er) sources. Stop & Shop for squid,,, Seafood market for clams, etc. This is all in the interest of obtaining "fresh" bait. Simply meaning something not too rotted, spoiled and froze, or as in clams, still alive. For $5.00 you can get a lot of steamers in a fish market that's guaranteed fresh. Fresh bait not generally found in a Bait Shop is also freshly available. Like smelt, shrimp, and such.

Something to consider when thinking of eating your bait for lunch.
I'm slightly lost but I think I got two things from tis:
  1. Stripers eat mussels
  2. Food-for-bait is cheeper than bait-for bait AND fresher and better? Is this right?
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Old 05-17-2009, 10:00 PM
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i;m gonna f$#%^$ kill myself!!!
fresher is better!
bait for fishing!!!!
mussels for flounder!!!
please don't get lost here!
the last guy who did that we found in the boaters forum
asking what ship bottom paint to use on the inside of the hull.....
sorry gary, he drives me nuts this guy....
and i am sooooooo glad he sticks around cuz i am
soooooooo happy to help him..



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Old 05-19-2009, 12:16 AM
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I just want to comment on moo moo's and fat broads.. My fishing attire is a bright colored moo moo and maybe thats why I haven't caught any stripers yet..hmmmmm I must say the men on here do give the best advice..
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Old 05-19-2009, 08:12 PM
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I just want to comment on moo moo's and fat broads.. My fishing attire is a bright colored moo moo and maybe thats why I haven't caught any stripers yet..hmmmmm I must say the men on here do give the best advice..


glad ur in good spirits about my comment. But to be fair, spend a summer fishing in OOB, Maine and you'd see EXACTLY what I mean, yyyyuuuuucccck!!!!


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Old 06-03-2009, 12:21 AM
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are they defrosted yet>



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Old 06-03-2009, 01:00 AM
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JESUS H CHRIST in the two years i 've been on this site reading for hours a day this is the funniest thread i have ever read. Eating the bait ha ha ha ha ha thats awesome i love it....
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Old 06-03-2009, 02:23 AM
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are they defrosted yet>
Yep. We fed them to some fishes last week end. I got some nibbles but no bites. My buddy got a nice catfish on one. Lotsa frozen herring steaks set out to. If the fish ever have an election they better vote for me! They have been well bribed.
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