Frozen lugworm - is there any point??
Posted 27 February 2004 - 04:24 PM
Elton , no problem but you will have to share the results
Chappers, I use 30% glycerol to cryopreserve my own worms (nematodes less than a millimetre long so no good for bait!) and had thought of that. But decided against it. might try it today.
The worms are a bit of a mixed bag, quite a few blow lug and some proper balck lug (they were dug from a number of sites.)
Thanks all for the input, when i thaw them in the summer ill post the results.
[ 27. February 2004, 11:50 AM: Message edited by: Adam S ]
Posted 27 February 2004 - 04:43 PM
Ada (M.Sc Chem)
Posted 28 February 2004 - 04:11 AM
Sounds like you could be onto a good source of free emergency bait.
Only an idea with the glycerol might not work for larger onganisms but hey worth a try, you have the worms and the facilities...give it a go let us know the proof will be in the thawing.
Posted 29 February 2004 - 02:52 PM
Gut Black Lug or Yellowtails but leave the blood inside.
Leave on newspaper for about 30 mins to soak up excess water, use kitchen roll to dry as well, freeze as fast as possible. When defrosted for fishing you have an excellent worm, quite firm with plenty fish attracting blood.
Posted 29 March 2004 - 05:43 AM
-80 should be plenty low enough if we are talking Celcius. -80 is bloody cold. I have been up over the North Cape and into Murmansk mid-winter. It gets down to about -38C up there at that time of the year. I've felt wind chill down to around -55 or so there, but -80 is well cold my man.
i should have known that, guess the old brain isnt working
anyway they are quick frozen at -80 , ill be getting some more tomorrow and ill snap freeze that lot and see if there is any difference
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Posted 29 March 2004 - 01:12 PM
Posted 02 April 2004 - 05:11 AM
My little peice might be too late.
Black lug, squeezed free of juices and wrapped individually in newspaper will last for up to a week in a household fridge? My fridge has been relegated to my tool shed!! I think the wrapping in paper is the best effect?
When extracted from the paper and used as bait. The worms stay on the hook rehydrating in salt water. Flat fish seem to love them.
I`ve witnessed other lugworms being threaded on baiting needles and `deep` frozen, but with worse results.
Posted 02 April 2004 - 05:14 AM
My lug are wrapped in paper. After each trip, the whole cool bag is placed in the bait freezer, complete with squid, mackerel and worms. I take the whole thing out when I next go fishing.
I have a theory - most sea fish are scavengers, not predators
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Posted 02 April 2004 - 05:52 AM
I have another theory. Most successful anglers do not rely on having the latest rod and reel.
Davy Holt will attest, that yesterdays coalie is the best bait!
Maybe us lazy anglers don`t enter enough comps to get famous?
Posted 05 April 2004 - 01:44 AM
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