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    Where is the cheapest place in anchorage to pickup a case of herring? Looking for about 25 pounds.

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    I am not sure if it is the cheapest, but I just picked up a case from 10th & M, over on Muldoon.

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    10th and M at 10th and M I think it was about $1 a pound 30 pound box if I remember correctly

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    I get my herring at Alaska Bait Company. Been a while since I bought a case, but you might give them a call for their price.

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    Default Roe

    I have to buy my roe since I'm still aquiring fishing skills. I guess in the old days you may have called me "vegetarian".
    Anyways, what is the best bought roe around Anchorage and where do you get it?
    I usually pick up the stuff from either the bx (cheaper) or walmart. Forget the name though.
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    Default sardine

    I bought sardine at BJ's for 10$/5 pounds - 30$ 30 pounds is much better....now to clear out the freezer enough to fit it all......

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    Default AK bait

    22 pound box is $34.10

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    Default 10M

    Called them too - 48 pound box is 72$ or 1.50 per pound.

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    Default C & j meats

    tRY CHARLIE OR MARY AT C AND J
    THEY HAVE BOTH TROLL AND BULK HERRING
    INTERNATIONAL BETWEEN OLD SEWARD AND C STREET

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    When you guys purchase the herring in bulk, how do you break apart the frozen blocks to get enough for a one day fishing trip without thawing the entire block?
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    Snowwolfe,
    I leave it out for a couple hours and you can start peeling apart. It's mostly still frozen and you have to work at it a little, then I just put in 1gal ziplocks and toss in the freezer.
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    Last edited by Muskie; 06-11-2009 at 13:48. Reason: spelling

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    Default CJ

    C&J has troll herring by the pack or case - no halibut bait. 4.50/pack - cheaper by the case, but I didn't write that down.

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    I buy the IFQ packs ( I think that is what they called them) from AK Bait. They are frozen individually so re-packaging them in ziplocks is a piece of cake.

    Quote Originally Posted by Snowwolfe View Post
    When you guys purchase the herring in bulk, how do you break apart the frozen blocks to get enough for a one day fishing trip without thawing the entire block?
    Spending my kids' inheritance with them, one adventure at a time.

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    Was a guy on craigslist selling bait last week. He probably has some left. Think it was salvage of some kind, but the prices were pretty cheap. Like 10 bucks for a case of bulk herring.

    Just do a search of the word bait and you should find the ad.
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    This is a little off topic but when we went fishing this week I salted the herring overnight. Didnt seem to bother the fish any and it stayed on the hook longer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snowwolfe View Post
    This is a little off topic but when we went fishing this week I salted the herring overnight. Didnt seem to bother the fish any and it stayed on the hook longer.
    My Father in-law cures his herring with Boraxo and something called "Bluing". It stays pretty stiff and seems to do the trick. They stay on the hook forever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9601 View Post
    My Father in-law cures his herring with Boraxo and something called "Bluing". It stays pretty stiff and seems to do the trick. They stay on the hook forever.
    ... powdered milk.

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    Default yep

    I use blueing for clothes washing - it makes it shiny. I use powdered milk - it makes it tough. I use salt - it makes it tough also.

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