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    Default Sockeye Roe for Bait?

    I recently cured a bunch of sockeye roe from some of my dipnet fish. I'm really happy with the way the cure turned out (I'm using the eternal waters cure).

    Anyway, a friend of mine just told me that sockeye eggs don't work very well for bait and I should be using King eggs or Silver eggs. I kind of brushed him off. To me, salmon eggs are salmon eggs... right?

    Has anyone heard anything regarding sockeye eggs not working well as bait for kings and silvers? I know if would work for rainbows because I've seen rainbows just get into a frenzy when I'm gutting reds. But rainbows are also voracious feeders.

    Any personal experience with sockeye eggs working/not working will be much appreciated.

    Thanks!

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    they will work just not as well as king eggs.

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    They work great for trout, I have caught a many a trout with them. Silvers just fine....Kings, it will work. Some people may have mixed experiences, mine have been all good.
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    I use them for silvers all the time and have not had any problems getting my limits...

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    most of the cured eggs you buy from the store will be red eggs. In my opinion they tend to cure a little mushy for my taste but they will work. as said, King, Silver or Pink eggs cure nicer.

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    Work fine for me, caught plenty of Kenai Silvers on them.


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    They work fine, out of all the fish eggs I've used (steelie, brown, laker, and all 5 slamon here in the US), only eggs I've had issues with is chum eggs. Chums seem to have a thinner membrane on teh egg, no matter how I sured them they just wouldn't holdup.
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    Chum eggs are best for caviar.

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