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just curious why receivers don't keep mini macks in the receivers. i've never seen a bait dock dedicate a whole receiver or two to mini macks, and yet there seems to be a good demand for em. any reason that i'm not aware of?

the reason i ask this is because i know bait is scarce in SMB, but i see mini macks just about each time we go out. i'd personally pay for the convenience of not having to snag em...
 

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Mini macks have not been around in numbers like they were these last 2 years....

For years it was sardines, we had canneries here that processed millions of tons...

Then anchovies, they dissappeared for a while and it became sardines again...

I could not believe the size of the anchovies last weekend, they were bigger than the sardines....:)

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>I could not believe the size of the anchovies last weekend,
>they were bigger than the sardines....:)

its not that the anchovies were large, neill.
it was more those sardines were as small as your.............:eek:
 

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>>I could not believe the size of the anchovies last weekend,
>>they were bigger than the sardines....:)
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>its not that the anchovies were large, neill.
>it was more those sardines were as small as
>your.............:eek:


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Mackerel.

Mackerel do not school up like Anchovies and Sardines.
When the Sun comes up in the morning Anchovies and Sardines ball up tight.
This makes it much easier to wrap them with less effort.
A lot of bait boats wrap a lot of fin bait in the early morning hours.
Same thing happens as the Sun goes down, not as consistant though.
To a bait boat Mackerel are more trouble then they are worth.
At least the bait boat operators/owners I've talked to have stated such.

Don't get me wrong, if they're mixed in with the Sardines, usually,
then they'll take them. When the Makos and T's are around Mackerel
can be worth a wee bit more to a bait boat, mini or regular size.
Trying to wrap Mackerel usually occurs when the demand for them
dictates a decent market price, errrrr CAT & DOG FOOD ingredient.

John.
Parker 2320 'FloMar'.
 

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RE: Mackerel.

hey jsea, thanks for that info. never knew macks were trickier to net than dines or chovies. good info....
 

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Mini-macks are also alot easier to make on your own that dines or chovies. Off Dana Point, when they are around, it can take as little as 15 mintues to load up and the typical spots are only 5 minutes from the breakwater.

I wouldnt pay 25-30.00 for that. Plus, it's fun.
 

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I'm still amazed as to how these bait recievers do not spend the time to make mackeral at their barges. During Marlin and even shark season, there are many guy's that would just as well pay $2 a piece for these bait then spend the time to make them.....not me, but many, due to schedules, and patience. If I had an interest in these operations, I would have these guys jigging up Mac's on their down time, and give them a piece of the action to encourage them to do so. Mini Mac's, larger macs, all macs! PS: The land of Minimac's is Pyramid!
 

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Doesn't the Newport receiver carry macks on occasion? Last year they had 1 receiver dedicated to macks the couple times I got bait there.

Eric

 
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