Just had to go fishing...

Discussion in 'OKLAHOMA RIVERS TALK' started by tkishkape, Jan 3, 2009.

  1. tkishkape

    tkishkape New Member

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    Went to Highway 10 Landing about noon, then began the search for shad. There were none in the usual haunts, so I started using my senses. The wind was strong out of the north, kicking up whitecaps on the Arkansas and into a small cove. I threw my net and when it had sunk to the bottom, it became very heavy when the handline was pulled. The cove was deep and the shad were thick. I got almost two gallons of shad in one toss. They were dumped on ice in the cooler. They will be good for at least two more days unless they thaw out.

    Good thing I got a charter tomorrow to help use the shad before the get soft. Any left-over too-dead shad will be ground up in an old food chopper, packed and sealed in old coffee cans and frozen in the deep freeze.

    What for? I like to use a seriously perforated 5 gallon bucket as a chum bucket when fishing for winter blues. The frozen shad gruel is placed in the chum bucket and hung over the side. As the chum thaws out, it leaves a stinky slick and a trail of shad scales in the water. It's kinda like Taco Bell having a 30 minute "Everything Free" sale. Just put out fresh bait and hang on!

    Oh yeah... after catching such a netful of shad, I simply decided that I was tired enough and went to the ramp. :sad2:
     
  2. healthydrink

    healthydrink New Member

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    Good Idea Albert. I am gonna try it.
     

  3. tkishkape

    tkishkape New Member

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    Whatcha gonna try? Icing the shad or going to the ramp?:smile2:

     
  4. catfishcentral

    catfishcentral New Member

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    Caught your bait and just went home...guess your getting soft in your old age there Albert.:tounge_out::smile2:
     
  5. Joe

    Joe Member

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    Pulling in that many shad in one net might wear a man out, never had that many at once myself.
     
  6. tkishkape

    tkishkape New Member

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    Soft? Naw... maybe old, fat and slow, but not soft (except for that roll around the middle...):crazy:

     
  7. kmcalester

    kmcalester Active Member

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    I just got home from fishing Grand Lake for the first time, I got 10 fish. IF you want to call the one walleye and 9 catfish on some shad that we gor from the bait shop there in Grove.
     
  8. GaryF

    GaryF New Member

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    Lol, that would probably do it. :smile2:
     
  9. Big Sam

    Big Sam Well-Known Member

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    I don't blame ya Albert....a guy needs to rest after chasing bait around all over hell and back:wink::tounge_out::eek:oooh: Ya know we used to not have to launch a boat to get bait in the winter...it's a shame...& a lot of work:cool2:
     
  10. kenlaw76

    kenlaw76 Well-Known Member

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    Good stuff. I will have to try that.
     
  11. healthydrink

    healthydrink New Member

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    All of it, catching 2gal. of shad, icing it, freezing it, chumming it, and heading back to ramp. Seems like we are forgetting to do something while we are out there on the water? Huh? I just can't think of it. Maybe on the ride home it will come to me. :smile2::wink::cool2: LOL!
     
  12. Bill in SC

    Bill in SC New Member

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    Great tip, and one I had been considering. It seems on the Great Pee Dee river where we fish, a chum bucket is more of an attractant for gar and turtles. I can see where it might be great on a lake or bay. I was thinkin' of grinding shad/mullet/bream/herring up, and putting them a gallon milk jug with a tad of water, and then freezing it. Then you can just tie a rope to the jug handle, and lower it down. 'Course frozen blocks of ice/fish would probably float, so I guess I would have to weight it somewhat. The whole chumming concept is sure 'nuff another angle to increase success. Reps out to ya!

    Bill in SC
     
  13. Bullheaded

    Bullheaded Member

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    Thanks for the information, cant wait to try it
     
  14. tkishkape

    tkishkape New Member

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    Welcome... and have a fantastic experience reading all of these posts... Some are bullshirt, some are outright lies, but every once in a while, there's a bit of treasured information to hold onto!
     
  15. 5511

    5511 New Member

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    Should one expect anything else from a group of fishermen? :wink:

    I'm new here too...unbelievable amount of information shared here!
     
  16. DHR

    DHR New Member

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    pretty good idea........might have to try it if the wife will let me have a little more freezer space........for some reason she doesnt understand why i freeze bait:confused2:
     
  17. catman george

    catman george New Member

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    Now Albert, I thought ALL of these posts were gospel truths!!!!!! YOU MEAN I HAVE BEEN DECEIVED???:crazy:
     
  18. tkishkape

    tkishkape New Member

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    Welcome, Ron! Glad to have you aboard... Lurk a little, post a lot! We're all friends here.