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Old 06-04-2002, 09:02 AM
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Default Mackerel Chum

I have seen that canned cat food is good for chum. Is there a preferred brand that does not fall apart to easy and I assume you freeze it prior to using correct?

Also, what is a good product to grind up mackeral for chum?

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Old 06-04-2002, 05:47 PM
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I use minced herring or mackerel (usually last years freezer burned stuff) to make my own chum. I picked up an old meat grinder from my grandfather.

great Chum...
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Old 06-04-2002, 08:25 PM
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For a great chum grinder--go to
www.northerntool.com
They have the #32 meat grinders on sale right now for 34.99.This is a hand crank grinder.
I bought one a couple of years ago, mounted it on a board,went down to Dunkin Donuts and bought some plastic pails with lids,put some ice in a big cooler, went out and jigged up as many macks as I needed, (took a couple of trips), went home and ground all the chum I needed.I set the board accross a couple of saw horses and just set the pail down below and grind away.Best investment I've made in awhile.
These grinders come with a grinding disc with holes that are too small,so I sent to a company down in Winterville,NC at--www.fish-ng.com and they have any size disc you want. I like the 3/4 inch holes myself.
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Old 06-05-2002, 06:36 AM
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The best Mack chum is ground sand eels. It is available at shops in Newburyport (Hudsons) and probably also available in Portsmouth.

Otherwise.... any greasy fish like herring, poggies, macks that you grind up works well.

Use your wife's food processer.
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Old 06-05-2002, 09:35 AM
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Yes,

Use your wife's food processor and ask her to clean it for you when you're done. Then you'll have the whole weekend to yourself to go fishing, and your own appartment :-)
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Old 06-05-2002, 11:06 AM
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I thought about the food processor or her Blender (reminds me of the old Saturday Night live when belushi used a blender on herring). Apartment could have benefits though!!!!
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(LOL) That was a funny skit on SNL. Actually, I think it was Dan Ackroyd with the Bass-O-Matic.

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Couple of good options available. Best way is to cast net a bunch of pogies and grind your own chum, but there are some commercial varieties out there (Killer Bee, etc). I also believe that Fish-Ng Accessories has a motorized grinder available--that saves mucho time when you have 100# of pogies to process. It's smelly and nasty work but having good chum often makes a big difference on the water. Good luck!
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Old 06-12-2002, 01:51 PM
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I think the best deal I have found for a grinder is through Allied Kenco in Texas. They sell a motor ready no. 32 with 3/4 holes for 95.00 It comes with a V-belt sheave about 14 inches in diameter then when you use an 850 rpm motor with a 2 inch sheave, it runs about 150 rpm with sufficient power to chew through most small fish bones making great chum. Just my two cents.*
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