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Old 04-04-2006, 11:58 AM
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What size chum grinder is the best to get? I'm thinking about getting a manual grinder for the garage and grinding up the fish carcasses and any trash fish that we catch that I can bring home. What would be receommended for ideal size?

Also, do you guys just put the chum recipe into bags and freeze it or is there a better technique? I plan on buying one of those sinking chum pots to chum the bottom for bottom fishing. I guess it would be important to put the chum in bags that will freeze to a size that will fit in the chum box, huh.

I normally have just p[urchased chum blocks when buying bait, but I think I can save some big $ by doing it myself. Plus, the net bags around the chum seems to break apart easily.
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Old 04-04-2006, 01:30 PM
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http://www.northerntool.com/webapp/w...70_36988_36988
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Old 04-04-2006, 02:26 PM
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Old 04-04-2006, 02:28 PM
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I use an electric #32 with a 3/4" plate, I also have a manual #32 for backup.
I grind the fish into a 5 gallon bucket and freeze until needed. Throw the 5 gallon bucket in a milk crate floated with pool noodles and your set for 4-5 hours depending on the water temps.
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Old 04-04-2006, 02:57 PM
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Thanks guys. It looks like the #32 is the size. I had noticed that size some fishing supply websites, but without seeing it in person I wasn't sure if it was big enough.
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Old 04-05-2006, 10:33 AM
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where can I find an electric grinder that will take a whole bluefish and not whimp out?
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Old 04-05-2006, 10:46 AM
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The #32 grinder will only take fish in the size of a medium-large mackerel. If your looking to grind up carcasses of large fish, you will need to cut it up in pieces first.
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Old 04-05-2006, 11:16 AM
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I can cut the grouper carcasses up some. If they can fit medium size mackerals, I should have to cut them into more than 3-4 pieces, I suppose. Does a saw of some kind work best or just a big, serated knife?-
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dryblls - 4/5/2006 10:33 AM where can I find an electric grinder that will take a whole bluefish and not whimp out?
A small gas powered chipper shredder works good. Get yourself a bunch of blues andyou can make a lot of chum in one afternoon.
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