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Blueys or mackerel

Posted: Sun Jun 21, 2015 7:04 am
by jackdaniels
What one makes the best FROZEN bait?

I don't think it's fair to compare fresh mackerel to frozen blueys but if you was going to fill up your freezer with emergency bait what would you go for?

Posted: Sun Jun 21, 2015 10:52 am
by rabbi2
Mackerel every time.
Cheers
keith :D :D

Posted: Sun Jun 21, 2015 1:31 pm
by eccles
Agree with rabbi. Blueys were all the rage a while back but it soon dies down.

Posted: Sun Jun 21, 2015 5:26 pm
by jackdaniels
Thanks for the info, I was checking out online bait shops and had not really heard of it before.

Im probably going to feel the freezer with dirty squid, mackerel, and peeler crab.

How have people got on using frozen lug?

Posted: Sun Jun 21, 2015 5:38 pm
by jackdaniels
Haha fill!

Posted: Sun Jun 21, 2015 5:57 pm
by rabbi2
I use frozen 90% of the time. I give it about an hour to thaw out.
Cheers
keith :D :D

Posted: Sun Jun 21, 2015 6:01 pm
by jackdaniels
Hi Keith, frozen bait in general or frozen lug worm?

Anyone got any tips on keeping bait cost down but still being effective ??

Posted: Sun Jun 21, 2015 7:42 pm
by flattiefanatic
Some areas require different baits. Some people swear by blueys over mackeral for ray hunting for example. Some people prefer fresh mackeral for rays/bass. The most obvious way to keep bait cost down is to dig it yourself of course but that's not always an option.

Posted: Sun Jun 21, 2015 8:09 pm
by rabbi2
Frozen Lug my mate (works for me(
Cheers
keith :D :D

Posted: Sun Jun 21, 2015 9:24 pm
by jackdaniels
Haha I know collecting bait is the cheapest option but I mainly fish at night and I live inland in Hertfordshire so it's difficult .

I was more wondering if many people bulk buy bait? Or any other effective baits that can be frozen.

I will get a few packs of blueys and try it, iv heard that there more oily, maybe I will try cocktail baits.

Posted: Mon Jun 22, 2015 8:49 pm
by flattiefanatic
Lugworm will be your bulk buy bait. Also peeler crab can be brought also ;)

Posted: Tue Jun 23, 2015 5:41 am
by royboy
why fill your freezer with one bait you want different baits wen I go fishing I take four or five different baits and find out wat the fish are feeding on if you only have one bait and the fish don't want it you might as well go home look

Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 5:54 pm
by jackdaniels
Hi royboy , I wasn't intending to fill the freezer with only one type of bait. Maybe I worded my post badly. Cheers

Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2015 6:36 am
by rabbi2
I fill my freezer with any bait that is available at the time except for ragworm as it don't take kindly to freezing and ends up as a mushy lump when defrosted
Cheers
keith :D :D

Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2015 8:17 am
by jackdaniels
Cheers Keith

Has anyone used cart bait for stuffing squid?