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    Interesting returns, I think I will get my jugs out and go today, thanks to all who shared their info.

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    Get'em!

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    Iím looking forward to trying out the ribs. About that time!

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    That being said then crappie fillets should be deadly as well. Just so I don't get lambasted by C2 and TimY, let me be clear why I am saying this. I set a quart of crappie fillets out of my freezer about a month ago. The next morning I found them laying next to my freezer thawed. They were still cool so I figured they were still ok. I put them in the fridge which was registering 34 degs and didn't have time to cook them in the next few days. Finally I remembered them and CRAP......are they still good??????? I figured they should be fine for jugs so I refroze them. No free kicks on my posterior anatomy C2. These fillets were off some 14+"
    fish. I assume that slicing them in half or quarters should be more than enough to fish on some 4/0 or 5/0 circle hooks. Thoughts????

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    They should stay on your hooks a little better than chicken livers and bring in those more discriminating slicks. You may be onto something but trading potential golden nuggets for catfish filets is never gonna catch on. Let us know how it goes General. Good luck.

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    George even though you have committed the upmost fishin sin and will probably never catch another crappie, that will work. This is just a personal preference but I don't and never have liked or used any kind of frozen bait. I only kept the rib cages when I know I'm gonna be catfishing the next day or so and I place them in a ziplock bag and put them on ice in a chest. Even shad I do the same thing after I remove the tails. Nothing beats fresh bait and mainly the blood.
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    Tell us about removing the tails Tim. That’s a new one to me but I am pretty inexperienced.

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