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Old 09-11-2005, 05:51 PM   #1
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how to keep herring chunks on ?

everytime i buy herring i get to my spot go out there get settled put on my herring then 5 mins later i real it in to check it and its gone then by the time i no it my baits gone ..does any one know how to keep it on better or any place in hampton new hampshire where i catch live herring ?
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Old 09-11-2005, 05:53 PM   #2
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salt the herring while the herring are still whole. this will tuffen them up.

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Old 09-12-2005, 08:56 AM   #3
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herring yummmm

Put them on ice. Make sure your hooks aren't that thick and have good barbs, gama's are good. Don't cast too hard or they will fly off. This usually works for me. Although I tend to be too lazy to ice them and if they are fresh herring they turn into mashed taters good luck....
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Old 09-12-2005, 09:25 AM   #4
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Make sure you catching the Backbone when your hooking them.

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Old 09-22-2005, 03:54 AM   #5
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try to by fresh bait...frozen bait SUCKS and when it thaws it is soft and squishy.
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Old 08-22-2006, 12:39 AM   #6
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hook them in the backbone, and use a smaller hook maybe.
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Old 08-22-2006, 05:49 AM   #7
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use a bigger chunk... casts further and sew it on a bit...
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Old 08-22-2006, 07:05 AM   #8
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Change to squid
If needed wrap with dental floss

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Old 08-22-2006, 07:41 AM   #9
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They can't be attached in RI, CT, or MA - Unless it is Sea Herring

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Old 08-22-2006, 02:21 PM   #10
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ive never fished with river herring... that i know of.
how can you tell the difference?
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Old 08-23-2006, 07:12 PM   #11
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herring..

hook,
skip the herring, use anything else for chunk bait.And yes, the squid wholes are still working, big circle hooks thru the mantle with a wired stinger rigged right in front of the tentacles.
This will yield less bottom fish hook ups. If your fishing from a boat, let this out with a few colors of leadcore into the rip line. Hold the rod, no dead stickin with this set up. Enjoy.
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Old 05-29-2007, 08:33 AM   #12
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Hooking Herring

When you want to hook a herring chunk pull the hook just under the backbone and then around it again. Make a loop over the backbone.
This works the best.
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Old 06-01-2007, 07:46 AM   #13
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When you want to hook a herring chunk pull the hook just under the backbone and then around it again. Make a loop over the backbone.
This works the best.
Keep in mind that use of Alewive or Blueback Herring is prohibited in Mass, RI, & CT at this time. Atlantic herring is available

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Old 06-07-2007, 04:05 PM   #14
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Yea, bro. Squid is not a bad bet. It last forever and you can cast a nice sized chunk almost a mile. The only thing that sucks about squid is that they are skate candy.
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