Chum buddies at work. The magic brew.

Time to test out the new grinder that tileman bought. The question is often asked what technique we use to find and catch fish? Well a lot of our success is one word CHUM. We save trimmings from cleaned fish, dead bait fish, old frozen shrimp, squid and secret fillers to add bulk. LOL It is a messy job.. We must have made 45 to 50Lbs this time. Then we freeze it in various large and small containers as small as one quart size to test a location to if is going to produce and one gallon size when a good active live bottom is found.


Target fish would be Snappers - Lanes, Yellow tails, Mangrove, and this year even Mutton and even those pesky grouper show up.


All from previous trips, Great fun on Med Spin tackle.
Life is good in SW Florida.
larrywitt

Replies

  • vernonvernon Posts: 48 Greenhorn
    the best is home made. thanks Larry
  • fishdishfishdish Posts: 1,223 Officer
    Just out of curiosity how much does chum cost when you purchase it from the tackle shops and stores?
  • stoutnerstoutner Posts: 242 Deckhand
    Larry,

    How deep water are you catching those YT and Mutton? I'll be fishing all next week out of Boca and am looking to run offshore and catch some nice snapper.

    Thanks,

    Wayne
    Capt. Wayne Stoutner
    Reel Stout Sportfishing
    Lake Ontario Salmon and Trout fishing
    www.reelstout.com
    Tikitown!
    SW Florida Vacation Rental
    https://www.vrbo.com/721414
  • larrywittlarrywitt Posts: 2,538 Moderator
    fishdish wrote: »
    Just out of curiosity how much does chum cost when you purchase it from the tackle shops and stores?
    Bass pro Snapper Dry chum $17.99 lasts maybe I to 1 1/2 hours
    Gulp Dry Chum $19.99 never used it ?
    Wal Mart Frozen block $5.96 last 1 hour or so melts too fast.
    Tackle stores frozen about $7.00 same
    We may go thru 2 to 4 large cans on a trip and a few small ones looking for a good bite.
    larrywitt
  • larrywittlarrywitt Posts: 2,538 Moderator
    We are in the 60 ft. range near a ledge, ideal would be tide running over the edge so your chum and chunks are flowing over the edge.
    Good luck have fun out there. I will be looking for your post.
    larrywitt
  • tilemantileman Posts: 1,070 Officer
    Me! I love the smell of 2 stroke and chum in the air
    Here's ta swimn' with bowllegged women!
  • capt louiecapt louie citrus countyPosts: 9,508 Moderator
    Geez , get a motor for that grinder :wink
    "You'll get your weather"
  • stoutnerstoutner Posts: 242 Deckhand
    larrywitt wrote: »
    We are in the 60 ft. range near a ledge, ideal would be tide running over the edge so your chum and chunks are flowing over the edge.
    Good luck have fun out there. I will be looking for your post.
    larrywitt

    Thanks Larry,

    Hopefully the winds cooperate and I can go searching next week. I have an idea where I can find some of the ledges out of Stump Pass about 12-15 miles out. Hopefully I'll be able to locate and chum them up. I will post a report no matter how well or poorly we do.
    Capt. Wayne Stoutner
    Reel Stout Sportfishing
    Lake Ontario Salmon and Trout fishing
    www.reelstout.com
    Tikitown!
    SW Florida Vacation Rental
    https://www.vrbo.com/721414
  • larrywittlarrywitt Posts: 2,538 Moderator
    capt louie wrote: »
    Geez , get a motor for that grinder :wink
    Hey!!! this is the only workout Frank gets. He also brought a bottle of wine, nice guy.
    larrywitt
  • capt louiecapt louie citrus countyPosts: 9,508 Moderator
    larrywitt wrote: »
    Hey!!! this is the only workout Frank gets. He also brought a bottle of wine, nice guy.
    larrywitt

    Well , if he brought wine ..
    "You'll get your weather"
  • Tight LoopsTight Loops Posts: 205 Officer
    Next time bring two bottles of wine and I will come watch...from up wind :rotflmao
  • fishdishfishdish Posts: 1,223 Officer
    larrywitt wrote: »
    Hey!!! this is the only workout Frank gets. He also brought a bottle of wine, nice guy.
    larrywitt

    And I thought the secret ingredient was beer....
Sign In or Register to comment.