Curing sandshrimp

F
FishSchooler
I have left over sand shrimp from today. They are fresh, and in the freezer. They were bought alive from wallmart, maybe I could cure them.
I dont really want to go shopping just for cure... so would a plain salt-sugar cure work?
 
S
SNDSLGR
sandshrimp are a pita to deal with after they loose the freshness. Just Freeze them as you have, and keep them froze until you tie them on the hook for your next sturgeon trip.
 
T
Troutier Bassier
If you freeze them then they will get Mushy.
 
S
SNDSLGR
Ok genius, tell me how frozen anything is mushy? If you would actually read the post and zip your lip, turn off your auto-post to every thread button, and you might learn something. The way I explained allows you to use the shrimp while its still firm/froze. Sandshrimp are too soft and cures dont take well to them. If you dont freeze them they will be mush and not useable in a few days.
 
F
FishSchooler
SNDSLGR said:
Ok genius, tell me how frozen anything is mushy? If you would actually read the post and zip your lip, turn off your auto-post to every thread button, and you might learn something. The way I explained allows you to use the shrimp while its still firm/froze. Sandshrimp are too soft and cures dont take well to them. If you dont freeze them they will be mush and not useable in a few days.

Hahahaha I agree. :lol:
Ooo, I dont fish for sturgeon. I'll save them for when I go drift fishing for winters...
 
B
Brian Dupree
Also if you freeze them submerged in water when you thaw them they are not as "mushy". It works for me.
 
M
Mike123
Throw away the old ones.
Or if you want to use them for something other than salmon and steelhead put them in a container full of water and freeze. Thaw when ready to use.
 
A
Anyfishisfine
How about this? (may your mother forgive me if you do):


Vaseline Balls


This is a old time bait substitute.

* remains from making egg clusters, sand shrimp head, or sardines (Optional)
* orange, red or yellow sponge balls (you need to cut up a sponge)
* coffee can
* Vaseline

1. In coffee can melt Vaseline (unscented) on low heat.
2. take leftovers from egg clusters and sand shrimp heads and add to melted Vaseline or use a commercial bait oil
3. stir until smooth as possible
4. add more Vaseline if it gets to thick
5. Add sponge balls
6. squeeze balls until they are saturated with the mixture.
7. remove and place balls in Ziploc baggie
8. freeze for freshness
 

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