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03-14-2004, 01:45 AM
Hey barners since we have a little bit to go before the action heats up i figured i'd throw this out there...I fish the Deleware riv. every spring with good sucess...I watch herring swimming in and out of the shallows where i'm at..What is the best thing to do as far as catching them and freezing for the bay...And how are they as far as chunking them...Any help appreciated...Thanks Pazman
03-14-2004, 01:50 AM
I found that vacume sealers keep them pretty good.I put 3 or 4 in a pack then seal them up...I chunk the Tuckahoe river with them...CHUNKING THEM WORKS WELL!!! ;)
03-14-2004, 09:23 AM
If you are in the right spot and it sounds like you are you can simply scoop them out with a net. Otherwise a cast net, sabiki rig or floating a little piece of bloodworm on a small hook. I think the limit is 35, 20 bucks a fish after that.
Once you get them, chunk them and cast with a sinker or the preferred is to float them with a bobber or balloon.
03-14-2004, 09:58 AM
I bag them in ziplocks and suck the air out myself. As long as you don't mind alittle fish slime in you mouth it works good. You can also put them in ziplocks and dip bag in bucket of water to the top and it forces air out and you zip it. Give me a ring.
03-14-2004, 10:25 AM
A good way to suck the air out of a Zip-Lock bag is to hold it under water when you zip it closed. Fill the sink up with water and hold the bag under - all the way up to the zipper. The water pressure will push all the air out the top of the bag.
03-14-2004, 10:30 AM
Wheres the best place to catch herring? And will they stay alive in a backyard pond?
03-14-2004, 12:07 PM
chilly,must keep them in open water pens for
anything over 2 days.hey paz what area in general
do you see them?I go to great discomforts to
catch and transport them alive.
Put some kosher salt on them, individually wrap them in saran wrap, then aluminum foil, then in the vacuum wrap. If they are small enough don't chunk them, just put the whole fish on the hook. HAPPY DAYS.
03-14-2004, 09:59 PM
Thanks for the help there barners...Looking forward to this season and you guys have made it that much better for me as far as the knowledge and info. that i have been giving..It's great to have because my son loves to fish and he is at a good age to get in to the striper action...And thats what it is about..Thanks again guys..And i'd like to welcome any newcomers as this is my first yr. and wish everybody the best this coming season....Pazman
03-14-2004, 10:02 PM
Sorry there guys forgot one thing...location for me in the spring...Schuykill river nightime is the right time...Pazman
03-14-2004, 10:18 PM
Have fun with the kid, my boy is only 1 and a 1/2 can't wait until he is old enough. That is what it's all about http://www.binaryrhyme.com/ubbicons/thumb.gif
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