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    hi, would using fresh water fish be any good for the shrimp and crab traps?....was wondering i used a "course fish" like nothern pike minnow(squaw fish) would the crab or shrimp like it?..thanks for helping out the "rookie"!...larry

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    Larry<

    What about you prize burbot guts? With all that ice fishing for them you should be saving some heads and gizards.

    Congrats on the decision of buying the boat.

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    hi salty!!....thanks!...think we will be real happy with the boat!!....as far as ling guts?....yep, shoulda, kuda, woulda!!..so, does that mean fresh water guts/tails would be ok??.....ive never done this before, taking off next friday to see what can catch!!...larry

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    Quote Originally Posted by bcriverhunter View Post
    hi, would using fresh water fish be any good for the shrimp and crab traps?....was wondering i used a "course fish" like nothern pike minnow(squaw fish) would the crab or shrimp like it?..thanks for helping out the "rookie"!...larry
    As long as the oil content is high things will work good.

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    where would you get squawfish guts in alaska?
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    Quote Originally Posted by homerdave View Post
    where would you get squawfish guts in alaska?
    hi dave,. i am from central BC Canada, so we have LOTS!!!! larry

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dupont Spinner View Post
    As long as the oil content is high things will work good.

    will have to check if they are oily, but i think they are.....white meat fish.....they sure do have a a SMELLL!! thanks larrry

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    We never did much good with salmon guts or eggs, salmon bellies however worked great.
    I choose to fly fish, not because its easy, but because its hard.

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    hi again, thought i would show the results of some squaw fish bait!! it works!!!....this was one pull with those square, take down pots, about a three hour soak in 60 feet of h2o!.....i do have to say, near the end we didnt have any squaw fish left, and heads/guts etc of all the fish worked fine!!..i think we kept 3 ? out of this batch, small ones and females\!!...larry



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