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Old 05-30-2012, 01:07 PM   #1
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Default Basics of Chumming - How to?

Hey guys, hope everyone is doing well and as ready for June 1st as I am. I had the idea to build my own chum dispenser/pot out of some 3" PVC and wanted to try chumming sometime this summer. Can anyone offer up some info on how to chum, baits to cut up to place in the pot, depth the pot should be, and any other relevant information that may be helpful?

Thanks in advance for the help, and have a great afternoon!

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Old 05-30-2012, 02:32 PM   #2
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i would use a mix of oily fish (menhaden) with some bloody, like bonita and spanish macks. Grind them all up together in a meat grinder. this will sound weird but place in dry cat food (the cheap stuff) and either freaze in ziplock bags for long term or place into container of your choice. hanging your chum stick depends on you. I usually used three on my boat, on top was straight menhaden oil, midway through the waterline was my chunky stuff and bottom was my bait hanging below where my chunks were falling..
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ps, dont make too large of holes on your pipe, you dont want the mix dumping out, but a nice slow seepage. this will save money and time.
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Add silver and gold glitter to it also. When the sun hits the glitter it's like a light show dinner bell!!!
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Thanks for the info guys! And the glitter idea is quite interesting, I would've never thought of that but it sounds like a great idea to me. Going by Home Depot this evening to build two chum pots.
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Sounds overly complicated.. never had any trouble raising red/black snapper by just sporadically tossing out a few chunks of various cut bait(menhaden or sardines).. chum bags and block chum attract big ass sharks that will rip your big reds in half.
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Sounds overly complicated.. never had any trouble raising red/black snapper by just sporadically tossing out a few chunks of various cut bait(menhaden or sardines).. chum bags and block chum attract big ass sharks that will rip your big reds in half.
Yep that's all I do and he's right about the sharks and remoras.
Honestly there's so many snapper I wouldn't even waste my time chumming.
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