shad in a cooler

Discussion in 'Blue Catfishing' started by slikk03, Aug 13, 2008.

  1. slikk03

    slikk03 New Member

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    i got to get shad before going to alton,, will frezzing it for a day ruin its effect or is that still fresh cut , i dought we can get them at alton from bank
     
  2. flathunter

    flathunter New Member

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    if you keep them in plastic bags and on ice they will be good the next day.
     

  3. Big Sam

    Big Sam Well-Known Member

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    Get an old ice chest with lid:tounge_out: drill holes in bottom :eek:oooh:fill with ice put shad on top wont get soggy cause they wont hold water..CAUTION WILL make mess when draining:wink:
     
  4. shadmaster

    shadmaster New Member

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    I wouldn't "kill" an ice chest by drilling holes. Just bag the shad and put on ice. Good for the day.
     
  5. tufffish

    tufffish New Member

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    if you freeze them, put some pickling salt on them first and it will help. it is better to have some shad, rather than no shad.
     
  6. john catfish young

    john catfish young New Member

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    I would just put in bags and put on ice...they'll keep just fine
     
  7. slinky

    slinky New Member

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    it seems to me that when i freeze shad they lose the oil for some reason which makes them less productive, I would rather use rotten shad then frozen!
     
  8. slikk03

    slikk03 New Member

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    i will just keep them on ice in bags let them thaw, then try to get more,fresh ones wen i get there
     
  9. psychomekanik

    psychomekanik New Member

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    I put my shad on ice in freezer bags. but, I let them die and piss themselves out in a bucket with holes drilled in it. After they die, I'll give them a rinsing, put them in bags, and put tons of ice on them. They work better without all the ammonia. And they dont get soft near as fast.
     
  10. slikk03

    slikk03 New Member

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    how long can they stay dead befor they dont work
     
  11. j.bridges

    j.bridges Active Member

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    If I were you I would try to find some skipjack....I perfer them over shad any day of the week....
     
  12. slinky

    slinky New Member

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    shad work even if they r left in a bucket in the back of the truck for 3 days in july if u can handle the smell lol
     
  13. slikk03

    slikk03 New Member

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    i would love to get skip jack, but iv vever even seen them
     
  14. bluetick1897

    bluetick1897 New Member

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    Float a very small curly tail jig on a 1/64 oz. jighead about 18 to 24 inches deep. Throw it in any small points that are faster current below the dam and watch it drift. Keep repeating in the current areas. They are there!