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Quint Quote from Jaws...

"I am not talking about pleasure boating or day sailing, I'm talking about working for a living, I'm talking about sharking."

I have realized with all my years of sharking, that chum is the single most important factor when sharking. Whether fishing from the boat in the bay, fishing from the beach, or fishing from a boat or kayak right off the beach, chum will get those sharks fired up.

My problem is that I still have not figured out my cheapest route for buying a bulk amount of trash fish. Please help me out...Any suggestions on where i can get a bulk amount of trash fish for chumming?

Also, for the serious shark fisherman, you must buy a chum churner...www.chumchurn.com
 

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dman said:
Quint Quote from Jaws...

"I am not talking about pleasure boating or day sailing, I'm talking about working for a living, I'm talking about sharking."

I have realized with all my years of sharking, that chum is the single most important factor when sharking. Whether fishing from the boat in the bay, fishing from the beach, or fishing from a boat or kayak right off the beach, chum will get those sharks fired up.

My problem is that I still have not figured out my cheapest route for buying a bulk amount of trash fish. Please help me out...Any suggestions on where i can get a bulk amount of trash fish for chumming?

Also, for the serious shark fisherman, you must buy a chum churner...www.chumchurn.com
Take a bucket down some of the big piers at night, lotta people just toss their hardheads up on the pier to die.
 

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when you catch fish and clean them... keep the heads. as well if you use bait keep the croaker or shrimp and use that in that chum churn... the chum churn is an awesome contraption. as for my preference for chum, it would have to be menhaden. very oily. skijack is also another good one.
 

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In your area find out where commercial crab fishermen get their menhaden (sp) to bait their traps. They get 100# blocks for around $25, or used to. Save up some containers to freeze the chum in. Then rent a chipper schreader at the local rental store. Put a tarp under the shreader and pile in the menhaden. Scoop the chum into the containers and freeze them untill needed. Get several friends to help and everyone shares in the expense and the harvest. Oh wash out the chipper schreader good and run like h*ll when you return it. (You may want to do this at some where other than your house)


Chum is a key element from a boat, but I would not use it myself from a kayak. I would not like the eco-challenge involved.

I had a Chum-Churn and it would not process mullet. I worked ok on menhaden and other soft varieties.

Chuckies in Freeport has large boxes of mackrel and shad that can be used as chum.

Also you can buy gallon jugs of menhaden oil at lots of off shore bait stores for about $10. Dripped slowley over the side makes a long and loud smelling slick. You can mix it with instant rice so it will cover a larger zone if needed.

FYI-Gary
 

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I have done a lot of surf fishing off the beach and have caught some decent sharks. I have a 21' Blazer Bay and would like to hook up with someone around the Galveston area and do some shark fishing. I have some big gear but would like to go with someone with experience. If you are interested, please contact me. I have a few 4/0, two 9/0 and a 12/0 reel. I am willing to go either during the day or night. I have some 12v lights i can rig up; enough light to see clearly around the boat. Lets Go Fishin'
 

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The Brittney idea works. They produce an extraordinary amount of blood due to all the running they do during Quail season. Sort of like the difference between a Wood duck and teal, the more they run/fly, the bloodier the meat. Sharks love em.
 

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Not that I'm against chumming by any means, but i am pretty sure it is illegal along the beach front. Just a word to the wise !!!
Its legal in Texas, don't know about other states.
Check with the local game warden, if you don't know the law in your state.
 

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sharksurfer66 said:
Okay, I was wrong. TPWD has no OFFICIAL policy on chumming but RECOMMENDS a distance of 800 yards for public safety. Soooooooooo............. Anybody know where I can buy buckets of pig blood?
Drop a cooler off at a butcher and he will fill it for $5.

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Would freshwater Shad work just as well? Parents have a lake house and can catch buckets full at night there.
Yes, but takes longer. The shad and pogies tend to draw lot of trash fish at first. But if you keep at it the sharks will show up. Works better from a boat with shad.
 

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