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Thread: How to salt your own bait

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    How to salt your own bait

    Hey guys
    Who has some knowledge on making your own salted baits?
    Never tried doing it before so up for the challenge of it.
    I was reading a magazine in a Vtnz waiting room and came across an article about
    making your own salted baits rather than having a freezer full off bait.
    It never said what type of salt to use. Any idea?
    Any tips and do's or don't's from your own experiences/experiments?

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    Non iodized salt is what I was always told to use .

    Just rolled the baits in a big tub of salt and put on old baking trays to dry . Add more salt as needed .
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    You can do it with fish for yourself. Had salt cod stew in portugal seaside fishing village there was fresh fish everywhere, we went to a little resturant for lunch. Specialty was baclahan? Fish stew, interesting texture but i preferred the octopus.

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    Any farm supply store (Farmlands Wrighties etc) will have or be able to get you a 20 kg bag of salt.
    I just put a layer of bait in a 20 liter bucket, cover it in salt, another layer of bait, salt and so on. Good for old bonito. toughens it up.
    I don't think there is any science involved.
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    Yeah good for tuatua's and pipis too. Bucket full of pipis etc, big bag of rock salt and mix up
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    Did 3 ice cream containers of mullet, salt, mullet, salt till full. After a few weeks they were pretty high so put in parents freezer. House got burgled and along with the TVs etc they cleaned out the freezer

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    You want some holes in the bottom for liquid to drain out of the salt.

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    never had any luck with salted baits around here , the fish seemed to think they were shithouse and preferred the fresh ones

 

 

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