Ok I've had enough of the egg thing. today was the last straw when guys on either side of me using exactly the same tackle, in exactly the same hole, at exactly the same time picked up kings and I walked away with squat! Again...
Normally I'd just say I have bad luck (which I'm sure is part of it) but the difference is the cure on the eggs I was using. The last few years it's been the same and not just with Kings... Silvers too. one guy has a "cure" that works and mine doesn't.
I just thought it was because the store bought bait eggs generally, (or specifically) suck!. But last year I managed to "solve" Jim's creek and came away several times with silver hens and managed to get a nice supply of eggs. Happy my woes were over I picked up 3 different "curing" products and followed the instructions to the letter.
ZIP, Nada, NO-Go... my cure attempts looks the same as the guy next to me but still his works... mine don't!
the ONLY time I've caught fish on eggs is 1. either with a guide, (who I'm sure have it figured out or he wouldn't be in business) 2. or the one time I managed to buy the "good" eggs from a local tackle shop in a ziplock. (obviously someone else's secret cure)
Now I'm not looking for someone to send me a step by step "secret recipe" (but mind you if someone is willing to share in a PM I promise to keep the secret ) but if people would be willing to share tips I would be very appreciative I'm willing to work through the trial by error but who know's how many seasons I'll get the privilege to live in Alaska, (if it were up to me I'd happily be one of the grizzled retirees who get to spend the whole summer fishing exercising a lifetime of tricks and accumulated knowledge. but as I've been imported by my company from Canada I'm at the mercy of the economy, my employer, and whatever grumpy immigration officer reviews my permit to work every spring.)
anyway anyone willing to share tips on
1. cure brands/colors that work!
2. deviations from the manufacturers "instructions"
3. what the end result should look/feel/small like
4. any additional "ingredients" you like to add to you mixes.
anything would help... again if you don't want to share with the world then feel free to PM me. (anything in a PM will not be repeated now or in the future in any form... other than maybe verbally to another poor soul like me.)