have shelf - life boilies had their day?
Posted 16 August 2005 - 05:32 PM
Posted 16 August 2005 - 05:33 PM
Posted 16 August 2005 - 05:34 PM
Posted 16 August 2005 - 06:02 PM
Don't think I would be over popular if I loaded the freezer with bait, but i can keep as much boilies as I like in the shed with no comments.
Species Caught 2014
Zander, Pike, Bream, Roach, Tench, Perch, Rudd, Common Carp, Mirror Carp, Eel, Grayling, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout
Species Caught 2013
Pike, Zander, Bream, Roach, Eel, Tench, Rudd, Perch, Common Carp, Koi Carp, Brown Goldfish, Grayling, Brown Trout, Chub, Roosterfish, Dorado, Black Grouper, Barracuda, Mangrove Snapper, Mutton Snapper, Jack Crevalle, Tarpon, Red Snapper
Species Caught 2012
Zander, Pike, Perch, Chub, Ruff, Gudgeon, Dace, Minnow, Wels Catfish, Common Carp, Mirror Carp, Ghost Carp, Roach, Bream, Eel, Rudd, Tench, Arapaima, Mekong Catfish, Sawai Catfish, Marbled Tiger Catfish, Amazon Redtail Catfish, Thai Redtail Catfish, Batrachian Walking Catfish, Siamese Carp, Rohu, Julliens Golden Prize Carp, Giant Gourami, Java Barb, Red Tailed Tin Foil Barb, Nile Tilapia, Black Pacu, Red Bellied Pacu, Alligator Gar
Species Caught 2011
Zander, Tench, Bream, Chub, Barbel, Roach, Rudd, Grayling, Brown Trout, Salmon Parr, Minnow, Pike, Eel, Common Carp, Mirror Carp, Ghost Carp, Koi Carp, Crucian Carp, F1 Carp, Blue Orfe, Ide, Goldfish, Brown Goldfish, Comet Goldfish, Golden Tench, Golden Rudd, Perch, Gudgeon, Ruff, Bleak, Dace, Sergeant Major, French Grunt, Yellow Tail Snapper, Tom Tate Grunt, Clown Wrasse, Slippery Dick Wrasse, Doctor Fish, Graysby, Dusky Squirrel Fish, Longspine Squirrel Fish, Stripped Croaker, Leather Jack, Emerald Parrot Fish, Red Tail Parrot Fish, White Grunt, Bone Fish
Species Caught 2010
Zander, Pike, Perch, Eel, Tench, Bream, Roach, Rudd, Mirror Carp, Common Carp, Crucian Carp, Siamese Carp, Asian Redtail Catfish, Sawai Catfish, Rohu, Amazon Redtail Catfish, Pacu, Long Tom, Moon Wrasse, Sergeant Major, Green Damsel, Tomtate Grunt, Sea Chub, Yellowtail Surgeon, Black Damsel, Blue Dot Grouper, Checkered Sea Perch, Java Rabbitfish, One Spot Snapper, Snubnose Rudderfish
Species Caught 2009
Barramundi, Spotted Sorubim Catfish, Wallago Leeri Catfish, Wallago Attu Catfish, Amazon Redtail Catfish, Mrigul, Siamese Carp, Java Barb, Tarpon, Wahoo, Barracuda, Skipjack Tuna, Bonito, Yellow Eye Rockfish, Red Snapper, Mangrove Snapper, Black Fin Snapper, Dog Snapper, Yellow Tail Snapper, Marble Grouper, Black Fin Tuna, Spanish Mackerel, Mutton Snapper, Redhind Grouper, Saddle Grouper, Schoolmaster, Coral Trout, Bar Jack, Pike, Zander, Perch, Tench, Bream, Roach, Rudd, Common Carp, Golden Tench, Wels Catfish
Species Caught 2008
Dorado, Wahoo, Barracuda, Bonito, Black Fin Tuna, Long Tom, Sergeant Major, Red Snapper, Black Damsel, Queen Trigga Fish, Red Grouper, Redhind Grouper, Rainbow Wrasse, Grey Trigger Fish, Ehrenbergs Snapper, Malabar Grouper, Lunar Fusiler, Two Tone Wrasse, Starry Dragonet, Convict Surgeonfish, Moonbeam Dwarf Angelfish,Bridled Monocle Bream, Redlined Triggerfish, Cero Mackeral, Rainbow Runner
Species Caught 2007
Arapaima, Alligator Gar, Mekong Catfish, Spotted Sorubim Catfish, Pacu, Siamese Carp, Barracuda, Black Fin Tuna, Queen Trigger Fish, Red Snapper, Yellow Tail Snapper, Honeycomb Grouper, Red Grouper, Schoolmaster, Cubera Snapper, Black Grouper, Albacore, Ballyhoo, Coney, Yellowfin Goatfish, Lattice Spinecheek
Posted 16 August 2005 - 06:09 PM
I've been using Rod Hutchinson shelf life boilies and struggling like hell to even get a run.
what do you think? i've spoken to people who omly seem to be catching on frozen boilies due to them being fresh when they come out of the freezer, and we all know that shelf - lives harden as they are left open, so what do you think?
Went to Manor Farm a couple of weeks back and had 12 fish and missed numerous runs all on "fresh/frozen" boilies. Didn't use any shelf life ones so maybe not fair to compare but my mate did and struggled for a touch (from next peg, 15 mtrs away) until he pinched a few of my baits and swithched to using "fresh". Three low doubles followed and he went home very happy with a new PB under his belt.
Conclusion:- Fresh/Frozen baits for me from now on, gotta loada RH 20mm for sale if anyone wants to make sensible offers:-
approx 4.5kgs Monster Crab, 2kgs Scopex and 3kgs Mullberry
Posted 16 August 2005 - 06:18 PM
Posted 16 August 2005 - 10:15 PM
Bit of common sense coupled with experimentation & trust me in no time you'll have a bait thats a third of the price & twice the quality at least.
Think about it, you're not putting a bait together for profit, but purely for results, what bait company is going to look at it that way.
There's a bit of work involved yes, but from that comes a sense of accomplishment that seriously adds to the capture.
Not everybody's cup of tea, but once you begin to doubt the readymades this becomes a good opportunity to radically improve your results.
The loose lines gone..STRIKE.
Posted 16 August 2005 - 10:56 PM
Posted 17 August 2005 - 01:03 AM
Ingredients can make a difference but not to any great extent.
First purchase, frozen readymades or homemades, should be a top quality freezer bag with the ability to put freezer packs in them. Providing you don't leave the bag open when fishing you'll be shocked how long they'll stay frozen, 48 hrs isn't a problem. Providing they haven't fully defrosted I've re-froze boilies without any obvious problems, but use your loaf with this high level fishmeal & crustacean baits will not stand re-freezing to the same level as other baits.
Of course, long stay anglers will find a problem with that unless they have access to a freezer locally. But there's nothing stopping you air drying homemade boilies.
The loose lines gone..STRIKE.
Posted 17 August 2005 - 01:52 PM