Cutting skipjack

Discussion in 'Skipjack Herring' started by Catfishnewbie08, Dec 22, 2008.

  1. Catfishnewbie08

    Catfishnewbie08 New Member

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    How ya'll cut skipjack for cats? I've used chunks of shad, but not sure if you do the same thing with skipjack. I've heard you should fillet the skipjack and cut into 1-2 inch strips. That a better way?
     
  2. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    You can chunk it , strip it or a combination of both. My favorite is the skipjack heads. An important point is to use a large enough hook to have the point exposed.
     

  3. Pastor E

    Pastor E New Member

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    The head is my favrite then strips
     
  4. Catfishnewbie08

    Catfishnewbie08 New Member

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    Where ya'll hook the heads? Mouth, through the eyes...?
     
  5. Joey6500

    Joey6500 New Member

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    You can butterfly them and then put the hook thru the tip of the fillet then bring it back thru the eyes. ;)
     
  6. brother hilljack

    brother hilljack New Member

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    I typically filet one side and chunk the other!
     
  7. Catfishnewbie08

    Catfishnewbie08 New Member

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    Thanks for the tips guys! Much appreciated.
     
  8. Southerncats

    Southerncats New Member

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    I hook my heads/or whole skippy's through the Nostrils.....I chunk, filet, butterfly, fish whole, and they all work....sometimes a certain cut will outperform the other....when drifting I like filets better......when fishing off anchor or in a lake/slow water I usually fish big chunks, with my favorite bait looking something like the pic.
     

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  9. getthenet

    getthenet New Member

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    ive had alot of great fish come off the whole gut pocket or stomach. when i use the heads i tear the gill plates off seems to work better for me