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Old 10-27-2013, 11:09 PM   #1
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Are there any tricks to keeping some of the best baits around alive for a good amount of time? If not what is the best way to prepare them for the freezer? Any suggestions are helpful. Thanks
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Old 10-27-2013, 11:15 PM   #2
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Short bring before vacuum sealing. Keeping them alive is easy granted you have a large well with ample flow. Ballyhoo need a larger amount of oxygen to survive than most baits
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Okay. I have heard the ballyhoo are near the pier and might try to load up on them. If I don't have a vacuum sealer can I put them into 1 or 2 gallon ziplocks and submerge partially in water to remove the air?
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I wouldn't if you want them to be the best quality
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Vacuum sealers are pretty cheap nowdays, and can be used for a lot of other things besides bait. Check out the nearest big box stores.
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When you catch them throw them in sea water and salt brine mix before freezing..
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Okay. Thanks for the advice!
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Not to sound like a dumb dumb, but what's the best way to catch ballyhoo either from a pier, boat, etc?
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Not to sound like a dumb dumb, but what's the best way to catch ballyhoo either from a pier, boat, etc?
Cast net or sabiki. Sabiki is better for the pier( you won't get kicked off for not throwing a cast net where you aren't supposed to) and cast net for a boat.
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