How too; spoonbill eggs on hook?

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by rudepossum, Apr 8, 2007.

  1. rudepossum

    rudepossum Well-Known Member

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    I would like some different ways to keep spoonbill eggs on my catfish hook.Never have used them for catfish bait, but have always been told the are one of the best. thx.
     
  2. kat in the hat

    kat in the hat New Member

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    David, before you go fishing with paddlefish eggs check this out. Mo. wildlife code says this. CSR 10-6.525 Paddlefish; (5) Extracted paddlefish eggs may not be possessed while on waters of the state or adjacent banks, and may not be transported. Paddlefish eggs may not bought or sold, or offered for sale. (6) Paddlefish, or parts thereof (including eggs), may not be used as bait. Just FYI. Don't want ya to get into trouble.
     

  3. ShilohRed

    ShilohRed New Member

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    Can you say $$$$$$$$$$$ Those eggs are like gold. The guys around here West Tn. Pay for a new truck and boat in one winter season on the spoonbill eggs.
    Not sure what they are not. But I do know there way over $50 per pound.
    Pete
     
  4. rudepossum

    rudepossum Well-Known Member

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    Guess I need to get my nose out of the Oklahoma regs and make sure I know my own states regs. But i do most of my fishing over at Twin bridges and Grand lake in Oklahoma. Thanks for the heads up.
     
  5. Longhunter

    Longhunter New Member

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    David

    I have never seen a Spoonbill or ones eggs so I suppose I would note be first choice for advise!
    Out west we cure our Salmon Eggs and Steelhead Eggs by spreading them out on wax paper drained as well as possible, cover the wax paper with Borax Scane side down them sprinkle a lot of Borax over the eggs, put into the Refer over night then shake of loose Borax and place them in a jar and keep them refrigerated. The Borax toughens up the Scane and keeps the eggs together.

    Then we use an Egg Hook witch is nothing but a hook with the Snell Knot low on the shank and the leader going threw the eye of the hook, so that you have a loop of leader to help hold the eggs on.
    Some folks will mix in some Red Jell-O so than when they milk off the milk is no longer milk colored but red.

    I have know idea if this has anything to do with Spoonbill Eggs, but should work. There is also several commercial cures should find some on line.

    Paul
     
  6. rudepossum

    rudepossum Well-Known Member

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    My uncle was telling me about a leader idea like that yesterday. Thx
     
  7. jtrew

    jtrew New Member

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    Just checked online, and the price is $75 for 2 ounces. That's $600 a pound! Sounds like it would be a lot cheaper to soak dollar bills in blood, anise, or cheese and use them for bait.
     
  8. ratkinson

    ratkinson New Member

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    Now thats funny!!!
     
  9. jga

    jga New Member

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    I also heard those eggs make great bait but like Kat in the Hat said here in missouri it would probably be abad idea to even have them.
     
  10. Hope

    Hope New Member

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    David,

    Many years ago, it was my job to tie spawn bags for salmon fishin and I just wrapped them up in little bundles, using old pantyhose... no additives, no treatments. Dunno if that'll work with these spoonbill eggs, but I noticed we have a bagful in the frig :wink: Worth a try... often the simplest method is best.