Time to stock up on freezer bait

Discussion in 'LOCAL OHIO TALK' started by flathunter, Oct 7, 2009.

  1. flathunter

    flathunter New Member

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    Now is the time to stock up on shad, gills, suckers etc, for winter fishing and next year early spring.

    Bait can be hard to find in march, so I always try to stock up on what I can now, frozen bait aint the best but it is better than no bait.

    Plus I have seen bait stores sell small bags of frozen shad for 6 bucks:crazy:

    So get em while ya can!
     
  2. Catfish_Scooter

    Catfish_Scooter New Member

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    I try to catch mine fresh, skipjack run best here in march and april.
     

  3. ammo warrior

    ammo warrior Member

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    You're right again, need to get stocked up for the winter. Frozen is better than none at all..

     
  4. Catfish_Scooter

    Catfish_Scooter New Member

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    I second that as well.:wink:
     
  5. flathunter

    flathunter New Member

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    I was talking about Ohio, we can have harsh winters and it can be hard to find bait.
     
  6. Flootie16

    Flootie16 New Member

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    i can catch shad here year round. as far as skips, i can normally find a few here and there in the winter too. but ill stock up if and when they run this year just in case
     
  7. flathunter

    flathunter New Member

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    We have a bait store here that last March was trying to get 10 bucks per shad that was frozen...And some people were paying it just because they could not get fresh bait:crazy:

    I think if you have a boat and fish bigger rivers in the dead of winter you can still pretty much get bait year round.

    But for the shorebound angler who does not have access to hot water dish changes etc, catching your bait now and freezing it can save you alot of money untill the baitfish show up in the shallows next spring.
     
  8. BIG_D

    BIG_D New Member

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    i need to stock up myself
     
  9. Swampfox.

    Swampfox. New Member

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    words from the wise, thanks for the reminder.
     
  10. hawgmaster

    hawgmaster New Member

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    i would but i ruined my 7ft cast net and dont have the money for a new one lol
     
  11. mintaka

    mintaka Well-Known Member

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    There's a store in NC on High Rock Lake that sells the bags for $2USD , only drawback being I have to drive 50 miles to get there. One thing about it , its well worth it.
     
  12. catfishfearme

    catfishfearme New Member

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  13. rockbass

    rockbass New Member

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    Great point Jack!

    I'm gonna be trying for bait tomorrow night and this weekend if need be. I always stock up for winter and spring. Always have people asking me what I am using when I catch fish, and get dumb looks when they say they just use liver and aren't catching any :smile2:
     
  14. Colsrob

    Colsrob Active Member

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    Jack, I can't promise anything, but if you need bait in a bad time of the year, just let me know and I can try to make arrangements to bring my boat and we can go to the big water to better our luck.:big_smile: You don't have to be shorebound!:wink: