worries! If you ever find yourself out of fresh eggs and don't think
you can catch fish without them, DON'T WORRY!
a quick, easy and very good alternative to eggs, and for me, my
number one bait through the summer months for Summer Steelhead.
Winter Steelhead, Coho, Kings as well Chums also love this easily
what to do in time of need:
1. Go to your local grocery store and look in the fish department.
What your looking for is head off, shell on shrimp. Most grocery
stores carry them thawed, but if frozen purchase them in one pound
bags. Once you've found them you have to decide what size you need.
To me this isn't important because we're cutting them into small
chunks anyway. For about $3.99 a pound you have an endless supply
of bait, close to home, and you don't even have to worry about making
room for all your bait in your own freezer.
You'll need your favorite bait cure. I like BEAU MACS Pro Glow but
they all work.
A glass or stainless steel
bowl. If you don't have one of those don't fret, a gallon sized
zip lock bag will work wonders in times of need (just make sure
you have a good one or you'll have a mess if it leaks).
here's all you need to do:
- Place your
shrimp, shell on, in the container of your choice.
a small amount of your favorite egg cure on them.
- Mix well
- Let stand
for a few hours
all the juice off them
- Cut into
bait sized chunks
- Now you
have some killer fresh bait in a matter of no time.
stuff is a Steelhead favorite fished just like roe, yet cleaner,
stays on the hook longer, more readily available, and not a pain
in the behind to use.