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clarosaclarosa Senior Membertampa, flPosts: 972 Officer
I am curious if anyone knows somewhere that is selling frozen Spanish sardines...not the "bait masters" Honduran silver sardines. I'm talking about the Spanish sardines caught locally(cortez, fl) usually boxed in either a "village pride" box or "cap n salty" box. I am not a fan of those bait masters dines but just can't seem to find those bigger, fresher dines anywhere.
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  • Jack HexterJack Hexter Moderator New Port RicheyPosts: 5,579 Moderator
    We get our bait from Aylesworth. Ordered a case of dines today, but they are the Baitmaster dines. The Glass minnows we get from them come in the Village Pride boxes. Next time I order, I'll ask about Village Pride dines
  • clarosaclarosa Senior Member tampa, flPosts: 972 Officer
    We get our bait from Aylesworth. Ordered a case of dines today, but they are the Baitmaster dines. The Glass minnows we get from them come in the Village Pride boxes. Next time I order, I'll ask about Village Pride dines

    Yea, seems every bait shop seems to have the bait master dines and not the cap n salty's or village pride. I'm thinking maybe not in season for the Spanish sardines?
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  • Mango ManMango Man Senior Member Tierra VerdePosts: 13,570 AG
    F.I.S.H. carries the cap-n-salty.


    America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.
    Abraham Lincoln
  • JEIBEJEIBE Senior Member BradentonPosts: 274 Deckhand
    Not to be rhetorical but we get ours at AP BELL in Cortez. 1$ or less per pound for a 20lb box...we split em into 4 5# boxes to last a little longer.
  • Fintastic.IncFintastic.Inc Senior Member Posts: 251 Deckhand
    Local sardines are only in flats right now. They are the cap saltys. They are not doing the 5 lb boxes until they start catching more. I have switched over to the northern mackerel for the past month or so and they are great. Cap saltys has em in 5 lb boxes.
    Not sure where you are but I do know Madeira beach marina, and dogfish tackle are keeping them in stock. Those bag sardines are garbage and not worth the plastic bag they come in.
    Hope this helps
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  • clarosaclarosa Senior Member tampa, flPosts: 972 Officer
    Local sardines are only in flats right now. They are the cap saltys. They are not doing the 5 lb boxes until they start catching more. I have switched over to the northern mackerel for the past month or so and they are great. Cap saltys has em in 5 lb boxes.
    Not sure where you are but I do know Madeira beach marina, and dogfish tackle are keeping them in stock. Those bag sardines are garbage and not worth the plastic bag they come in.
    Hope this helps

    Hahaha!! I'm so glad I am not the only one who thinks that about those silver dines. They have a completely different smell than the native dines and def are awful! I was out last month on one of my snapper spots and was getting hit on every drop using the cortez dines, then the box ran out and started using the baitmaster dines and just like that, the mango's turned off...within one minute of the good dines running out. I do have some boston mac in the freezer and will definitely bring them for the gags and ARS's, but nothing works quite like those Spanish dines for mango's. I am heading 60 miles out on wed and a flat is what I need anyways so I think I might head to f.i.s.h. Thanks for the heads up mango and fantastic.
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  • Mako224Mako224 Senior Member ClermontPosts: 536 Officer
    So where is F.I.S.H? Does anyone have a webpage or contact number for them? Thanks
  • Mango ManMango Man Senior Member Tierra VerdePosts: 13,570 AG


    America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.
    Abraham Lincoln
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