Skipjack Herring

Discussion in 'INDIANA RIVERS TALK' started by fairviewkid, Aug 3, 2007.

  1. fairviewkid

    fairviewkid New Member

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    What bait companies sell frozen shipjack herring. I am having no luck in catching them on the Wabash river near Terre Haute In.
     
  2. typer181

    typer181 Well-Known Member

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    Hi Larry,

    I have never seen them for sale by anyone but a bait shop. I sure hope someone gets on here and has a place to buy them from other than the bait shop. They are killer bait for blues! Maybe the best?

    If you fish the spillways on the Ohio in the spring, you can catch enough skippies for the whole year.

    Sorry I couldn't help any!
     

  3. fairviewkid

    fairviewkid New Member

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    I would not mind buying some from a bait shop if I could but no one here in Terre Haute IN carries or even acts like they can get them. You can bet next spring I am taking a trip some where to get enough of them to last all year. Thanks for the reply.
     
  4. cat tamer

    cat tamer New Member

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    there is a bait shop in kansas city that sells skipjack, a package with five whole fish about 12" long frozen for $30.00, to rich for me. I would like to find a place to catch enough for the year within reach.
     
  5. Dreadnaught

    Dreadnaught New Member

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    Man, that is highway robbery!!!! I can garuntee you this much, they had better be vacuum sealed and done the right way for that price!
    I went yesterday and caught 156 skips between 6" and 8" long and all it cost me was about 5.00 in gas and some time! I will most likely get some more next weekend cause they should be about 2" longer by then.
     
  6. river scum

    river scum New Member

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    I went yesterday and caught 156 skips between 6" and 8" long and all it cost me was about 5.00 in gas and some time! I will most likely get some more next weekend cause they should be about 2" longer by then.[/QUOTE]

    so when is JWs wholesale bait opening? hum
     
  7. Jroc777

    Jroc777 Member

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    Check Westside bait and tackle they had some a couple of weeks ago. Also, Kings bait and tackle in mooresville has whole frozen skipjack sometimes as well.
     
  8. CatfishHateMe

    CatfishHateMe New Member

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    ive tried everything and fished for them everywhere people have given me advice about and ive come to the conclusion that they just arnt as abundant here or they just plain dont exsist. i to have wanted to try them but cant get ahold of anyone. if you do find a place let me kno so i can get some to lol
     
  9. typer181

    typer181 Well-Known Member

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    West Side has them right now for $6 for two big ones.
     
  10. SkiMax

    SkiMax New Member

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    catch your own! fresh is alot better than frozen. get mushy and lose the oils when frozen. they definately can be hard to come by. fish sunrise or sunset, they won't hit in the middle of the day usually. if you guys really want them bad enough, there is a baitshop in Warsaw, KY (right across the Markland Dam) called Sargeant Sissies. They sell them, cheap! a bag with 5-6 skippies sized 6-12 inches will run 3 bucks. The old lady goes fishing for them alot of days. I have the best system, i trade her FRESH skippies (not frozen, caught that day) for crappie fillets. It works great!
     
  11. typer181

    typer181 Well-Known Member

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    Hey Max, where is a good place to catch them?
     
  12. iam2hi2flyinky

    iam2hi2flyinky New Member

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    sunrise or sunset on the ohio river get 4 flies "like 4 trout fishing" tie them on a 2 " lead 1 ft apart and u will get 2 or 3 every cast thats what i do and it works great. save ur money 2 by a catfish in case u dont catch 1 lol
     
  13. SkiMax

    SkiMax New Member

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    We catch them around Markland Dam, but they can be hard when they are running there, when they are-100 of them an hour. We catch alot of smaller ones 2-4 inches in Rising Sun around all the new rip rap at sunset. We also catch them when out catfishing, if you get out catfishing before dark, sometimes a school will swim by and hit the surface, just cast a sabiki rig in there, this happens frequently if fishing around the mouth of a creek
     
  14. typer181

    typer181 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the info guys!
     
  15. odiebigcat

    odiebigcat New Member

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    williams dam is a good place to catch skipjacks if you dont mind the drive
     

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  16. fairviewkid

    fairviewkid New Member

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    Nice fish Odie Larry
     
  17. odiebigcat

    odiebigcat New Member

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    thanx larry...is my biggist so far this year
     
  18. Katfishing Cajun

    Katfishing Cajun New Member

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    Obie very nice fish, fish on bud!!
     
  19. poisonpits

    poisonpits Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    odiebigcat i looked at all 3 pcs.and i got to say them is some big skippys.lol
     
  20. Flootie16

    Flootie16 New Member

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    Another good place to catch them is at the AEP power plant on the ohio in Lawrenceburg, IN right above Tanners creek. there are some discharges there that normally produce some good skips. I went the other day and caught about 30 in my cast net in two throws. Going today as well. Hey Max if you come home for that Tournament next weekend, let me know and maybe if you get home in time we can go out friday and get some skippies.