Shad for bait

Discussion in 'Catfishing Baits' started by randallewis, Aug 14, 2007.

  1. randallewis

    randallewis New Member

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    I try to freeze shad for times when I can't find any. A guy on crappie forum said to lay them on newspaper and dust with borax then freeze in zip lock bags. Has anybody tried this?
     
  2. BKS72

    BKS72 New Member

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    Somebody over in the MO area posted about adding borax to keep them from getting mushy. I usually vacuum seal mine and then freeze and haven't had a problem with them getting mushy, although I have found that if you let them thaw and then re-freeze them they're a mess. The borax thing would probably work fine, I'm just kind of sketchy on putting it on my bait. Probably wouldn't matter, just one of my fishing superstitions more than anything. Good Luck!

    Branden
     

  3. jtrew

    jtrew New Member

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    Skipjack work much better after being frozen than shad, after they've been frozen. I think it's because they have a lot more oil in them.
     
  4. shovelheadfanatic1

    shovelheadfanatic1 New Member

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    i like skipjack better than shad i get more fish
     
  5. willfishforfood

    willfishforfood New Member

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    i didnt think frozen shad worked well but hey i got a vacuum sealer.
     
  6. willfishforfood

    willfishforfood New Member

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    BKS72 thats one monster fish!:eek:oooh: i wish i could catch one that size.
     
  7. tryin2learn

    tryin2learn New Member

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    i just freeze mine whole in ziplock bags and there good for a long time