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Salting Shad?

Discussion in 'Catfish Discussion' started by zap, Jun 9, 2005.

  1. zap


    Has anyone ever tried salting fresh shad before freezing them?

    Last couple days I couldn't catch hardly any. Today I caught enough to last a few days. Some guy I ran into said he used to salt them before he froze them.

    Will salted shad work as well as fresh?
  2. If your useing it for flatheads live bait is usually better but I have salted sucker and froze it for cutbait for channels before

  3. flathunter

    flathunter Mellons mentor

    Most all of my flatheads come on fresh cut, or frozen shad..I am gonna have to try salting them..just table salt?
  4. jfout

    jfout 25 lber, I'm gloating

    I remember a article in Field And Stream or InFisherman. It was about salted shad, the guy would tak a crock with a lid , start of with a layer of rock salt them shad , do that until you get the crock full. Then he would bury it in his garden for a couple of months. Yeah, I never tried it but it sounded nasty.
  5. zap


    buried crock pot full of shad....yeah...nasty is a good word :D

    I guess I"ll give salting them a try then. But I hope it does as well as fresh...the bite was on for sure last night... ;)
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