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Offline AT Grimaldi

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splitting live bait
« on: Nov 29, 2010, 11:05 PM »
I am toying around with the idea of buying bulk spikes, waxes etc this winter.  does anyone have an interest in pooling funds and going in on a large order and splitting costs?

If anyone is interested, I'd be willing to get the order together, collect funds and divide up bait.

It would be pretty simple with no mark up.  Everyone puts in their order, I pool them all together, divide up the total costs but each angler's portion and there you have it.

Knutson's seems to have good prices, a good reputation, have all the common baits we would need in stock and equally importantly are a sponsor of this site.

Anyone interested?

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Re: splitting live bait
« Reply #1 on: Nov 30, 2010, 07:10 PM »
i looked into it last year, but i didnt need a 1000 or 500 spikes, ill go in with you. good idea ;)

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Re: splitting live bait
« Reply #2 on: Nov 30, 2010, 07:12 PM »
Where in R.I.?

I'm just North of Attleboro. If it's close enough, I'd go in too.
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Re: splitting live bait
« Reply #3 on: Nov 30, 2010, 09:42 PM »
I live in Barrington, RI.

What are people thinking for baits and quantities?  The pricing varies with quantities.

Here is the list of baits and the pricing:  http://www.knutsonlivebait.com/spikes.html
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Re: splitting live bait
« Reply #4 on: Nov 30, 2010, 09:56 PM »
http://www.knutsonlivebait.com/spikes.html

I'd be in for at least a 250 count wax worm and 250 count spike.
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Re: splitting live bait
« Reply #5 on: Dec 01, 2010, 06:32 PM »
ill go in for 250 waxies and 100 spikes,

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Re: splitting live bait
« Reply #6 on: Dec 01, 2010, 09:22 PM »
How about we give people until the 15th to see the thread and post what they want to order?

I'll add it all up, get the most cost effective deal on bait and shipping, have it shipped, break it out and call everyone. 

If you are serious, please PM me with your phone and order, even if posted above, and that is how I'll manage things.

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Re: splitting live bait
« Reply #7 on: Dec 02, 2010, 10:01 AM »
These will last the whole season?  How do you store them, frig?

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Re: splitting live bait
« Reply #8 on: Dec 02, 2010, 05:37 PM »
These will last the whole season?  How do you store them, frig?

Petrgill - that is a good topic.  I have looked at a bunch of different sites and think the following copy from Jada best summarizes it.  Also a search under storing bait and that should also yield some results.

Waxworms are the larvae of the Greater Wax Moth they are excellent for all species of pan fish and trout. Hold at 65 degrees for 2 to 3 weeks and then refrigerate. For best long term results transfer each cup to a container with more surface area. One or two cups can be put in a gallon ice cream pail with the lid left off. Remove any dead bait on a weekly basis. Use the original cup to take with you only what you need for the day. If you plan to use them within  4 weeks, refrigeration may do more harm than good. Once you refrigerate waxworms they should be kept refrigerated.
Spikes are the larvae of the Bluebottle Fly. They also are an excellent bait for panfish and trout. They are underrated as a summer bait and often can be the most effective bait in your arsenal, especially during light bites. They ship well in the summer months in spite of the reputation of being intolerant of warm temperatures.  HOLD IN THE DOUBLE ZIPLOCK BAGS at 33 to 40 degrees for best results. Again, use a small container to take only what you will use for the day. Constant swings in temperature will cause pupation. Almost without fail Spikes will pupate before they will die. Cold temperatures plus  restricted air produce best results. Do not give Spikes the unlimited air supply that you would Waxworms or mealworms. This is the reason for the ziplock bags, to control air supply.
Mealworms: Refrigerate at 40 degrees in the containers they come in. About every 2 to 3 weeks remove the containers from the refrigerator and place an apple slice in the container for about 2 days then remove the apple slice if not consumed and refrigerate again. Mealworms are the only bait of the three we raise that can be fed.
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Re: splitting live bait
« Reply #9 on: Dec 03, 2010, 08:13 AM »
the prices on the link u put up are more than buying bait at the local shop spikes go for 2.50 a 100 pack if u want to buy at a good price i get spikes for $40.0o for 5000 the problem is they will change to pupa before u use them all not very likley u will use even 100 in a weekend better to buy fresh local bait the shop owner worry about the dead loss shipping cost and u still pay less



Someone's mad their thread disappeared. I bought 500 waxies last fall and had them in the fridge all winter with no problems and none changed. Only time I lost any was when I forgot to take them out of the car and they froze. even then, they worked fine for jigging.
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Last call
« Reply #10 on: Dec 15, 2010, 01:39 PM »
Last call for Wax worms, spikes etc.  Anyone?
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Re: splitting live bait
« Reply #11 on: Dec 15, 2010, 06:46 PM »
ebay has the best prices ,some dealers have free shipping.
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Re: splitting live bait
« Reply #12 on: Dec 16, 2010, 12:18 AM »
i have an unheated basement and I keep mine in the basement all season long it goes without saying my basement doesn't freeze either but it is kind of cool down there

 



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