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Old 10-14-2008, 12:30 AM   #1
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Default Pogies, Menhaden, Ly, Shad, Gulf Menhaden, Bunker





East River Bayou is full of them every morning. Nice 9"-12" in a couple coolers - brined for 8 hours and fast frozen. Put 20 gallons up for chunking, chum, cut and grouper bait.



40# ice

1 96 Qrt cooler

1 box kosher salt

1 box baking soda

1 throw net



Mix the salt and soda together in a 5 gallon bucket with sea water/bay water, toss the ice in the cooler. When the first net full comes over toss them on the ice and add the DISSOLVED salt and soda on the ice add just enough water to make a slurry and the pogies to slip into the slurry.



I put 12-15 pogies in each gallon bag (twice used bags so I'm "green" right? First is packing meat in fish or venison then wash them out and use for bait - like pogies) When taken out of the slurry they should be "frozen stiff" brine is about 31-30F which helps the freezer keep up with solid freezing the baits quickly.









This is where they have been...



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Old 10-14-2008, 03:17 PM   #2
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Nice:clap

Thats a mess of bait
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Good job and great brining info. Saw menhaden flipping in Bayou Texar between 8 and 9'oclock today. We loaded up in East Bay/river last fall also. You might look around for the two gallon ziplocks. It sure makes bagging them up go a lot quicker when you have a couple of 125 quart coolers slam full.
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Old 10-14-2008, 05:05 PM   #4
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Default RE: Pogies, Menhaden, Ly, Shad, Gulf Menhaden, Bunker

Sweet.

From your dock?
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Old 10-14-2008, 09:30 PM   #5
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JoeZ - took the boat out not more then 400 yrds to get them - with the wind covering the school I had to throw a couple more times then usual this of year. I normally toss 2-3 times for about 200 #'s this time I had to toss about 8 or 9. As for the 2 gallon bags I found that I waste a bunch of bait defrosting 2 gallons as opposed to a gallon at a time. Course driving the boat and tossing and sorting all by myself.. :hotsun



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Old 10-15-2008, 08:57 AM   #6
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Hey Bob, remember that last haul of pogies we did before I transferred? Hell, it took both of us straining to get the damn net over the side!!! I was wearing pogey perfume for a week....
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Guys this is what the PFF is all about!! This PM made my cockles warm.... :letsdrink



Figure he saved over $100 in bait.



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Just wanted to offer my thanks! We went out to East bay yesterday and caught a 100 qt. cooler full of menhaden. We caught them so quickly that we had time to fish. We went out to the power lines and caught some white trought a sailcat and one Bull Red.



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Old 10-18-2008, 12:29 AM   #8
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funny shit right there!!!!

See ya soon Bob,

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Where are the 9" to 12" inchers? I don't see any.
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DFA - The pic of the cooler at the beginng is from a week ago pic of Mike above is from '05 so I guess there all 24"'s now smart ass oke



Some folks appreciated the report and got out and got some bait without bitching, maybe you got enough maybe not 'cause they're too small either way DFA, IDGAF. If you want some pogies they were out there again this morning.



Perhaps you can tell me if there is one big enough in here?





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