bait question

Discussion in 'All Catfishing' started by Jb1z, Aug 24, 2009.

  1. Jb1z

    Jb1z New Member

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    I plan on going to catch some carp for bait , could I just freeze them for a while or would need to do something else to them ?

    I plan on needing in about a week and a half or so.
     
  2. Catfish_Scooter

    Catfish_Scooter New Member

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    Yeah if its gonna be that long.. freeze them. 1-2 days you wouldnt have to.. if you could deal with the reek smell.:wink:
     

  3. Jb1z

    Jb1z New Member

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    I'm gonna wrap em up and put em in the fridge in the garage so no problems with smell.
     
  4. catfisherman369

    catfisherman369 Floyd

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    I have a fridge in the garage just for bait . Carp meat is pretty tuff . There should be no problem freezing it . I have a freezer full of gills and shad for bait . I usually put about 7 or 8 to a gallon zip lock bag . If I dont use al the bait I unthaw I never refreeze it . Its my experience that refreezing after frozen once really weakens the structurwe of the meat making it easier for fish to get off the hook . You can also try freezing it with water in the bag and dump in some garlic salt or powder .
     
  5. LMHart

    LMHart New Member

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    I keep gills and shad frozen in bags for later use. I too never refreeze my bait. If I were to use carp I think I would cut them into bait before I freeze
     
  6. Catmanblues

    Catmanblues New Member

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    To freeze them is an option. I prefer to use only fresh caught baits but thats just a matter of choice.
     
  7. indycatman

    indycatman New Member

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    i have three big freezer bags full of gills -:wink::wink: those are my bad up bait when bait is hard to catch