freezen skipjack herring

Discussion in 'Skipjack Herring' started by shawn 314, Jun 7, 2009.

  1. shawn 314

    shawn 314 New Member

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    Hey guys im from st.louis n i was plan on going on a skipjack run here in the next week r 2 n i want to know would dry ice hold up better than regular ice :confused2:.
     
  2. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Shawn I have not used dry ice to get them home, only used ice. Worked ok. When you get them home I would suggest that you vacuum seal them if you have the means. They will last for months, and be fresh when you open them. Good luck.
     

  3. beespringer

    beespringer New Member

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    Hi Shawn welcome to the BOC:big_smile:
    Ive never used dry ice but it seems like that would be a better way.When using regular Ice you need to keep the skips on top and out of the melting water this will keep em from getting all waterlogged and in better shape for the freezer.:wink:Billy
     
  4. lforet2002

    lforet2002 Well-Known Member

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    If you go to an icehouse to get your ice it will last longer than the bags you get a the stores..And its usually cheaper too..If you know where to get dry ice they should have regular ice too..
     
  5. Cathooker

    Cathooker New Member

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    I have used dry ice in the past and a little bit goes a long way and will last ya for a long time. Make sure you put a towel over the top of the skippies and then put the dry ice on the towel. It will burn any that it comes into contact with. Make sure you do not handle it with your bare hands.
     
  6. SkipEye

    SkipEye Well-Known Member

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    Good luck finding dry ice. I looked for it before I made the last run. Impossible for me to find.:confused2:
     
  7. FLOAT TRIP WILLIE

    FLOAT TRIP WILLIE Active Member

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    Shawn and I are planning a trip soon... Skip theres a company here in U-City that sells Dry Ice.. Its costly but if it'll work I'll give it a shot... I Think its like two blocks for $25.00..

    I know it last a pretty long time but we'll be leaving out around 4am and returning around 8pm.. If it'll hold up im willing to grab a couple blocks
     
  8. kscathunter

    kscathunter New Member

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    walmart caries it here they have a seprate freezer by coustomer service
     
  9. macdaddy

    macdaddy New Member

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    Ingles has it around here!!~!
     
  10. macdaddy

    macdaddy New Member

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    I live between Macon and ATL. Where would be the best place for me to make a skip jack run to, and how hard are they to catch. I would like to have about 5 to 10 gals. froze up to try for bait around here???
     
  11. Cathooker

    Cathooker New Member

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    I bought a 1lb block of dry ice to keep some frozen deer meat frozen for a 12 hour drive. After I took the meat out of the cooler I left the ice in it. It was still frozen two days later......
     
  12. shawn 314

    shawn 314 New Member

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    So it sound like that the dry ice would be better than the regular ice. Ok guys imma need u guys help on this 1 cuz i wanna catch some of these monster skipjacks i be hearing people talking about. What kind of jig r jiggs will i need. The only 1's i know of r the Sabiki Rigs will they work for the job.
     
  13. beespringer

    beespringer New Member

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    Sabikis will catch em.You can also use two crappie jigs tied to your line:wink:Good luck on findin some their gettin hard to get for me here lately.:sad2:
     
  14. shawn 314

    shawn 314 New Member

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    Hey beespringer is there a certain color we will need 2 us. i heard that they r gettn hard 2 come by since the water is crazy :angry:
     
  15. beespringer

    beespringer New Member

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    personally I never can tell any one coler is better than another but Im sure some would disagree :big_smile:
     
  16. slikk03

    slikk03 New Member

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    skip jack, does it matter if there in a ziplock bag, i cant see them going bad but ill buy mine in altone for 7 bucks
     
  17. biga

    biga Well-Known Member

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    i use 8-10 skips a trip.. aint no way i would pay $70 for bait for 1 trip out,,,,,:crazy:
     
  18. kscathunter

    kscathunter New Member

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    i was using white and pink tube jigs alternated today seemed like most of them were biteing the white but the the ones that hit the pink i think were the bigger ones. i hooked one today on the pink that took off pulling drag every time i took my thumb off the spool tried to horse him and he bent the hook a little and got off:angry: it had to been huge. i think im gonna have upgrade to bigger tackle when i go back.
     
  19. beespringer

    beespringer New Member

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    stopped by barkely dam today headin home from work and the skip bite was slooow.
     
  20. kscathunter

    kscathunter New Member

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    yea i didnt say i cought alot i think i made it here with 8 and probally lost twice that in 3hrs of trying:sad2::angry: