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« on: April 08, 2019, 06:37:48 PM »

Been a while since I posted. Glad to be back on the forum. I went to get some menhaden from the seafood distributor and they were out. All they had was Boston mackerel. Same with most other places around me. Anyone used it before? I think it will do well as it should be oily but never heard it used it in SE VA waters.  Bought a flat so hope it's good. Set some pots tonight will keep y'all posted.
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« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2019, 07:03:30 PM »

Holy mackeral!  

I always wanted to say that.... laugh   laugh
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« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2019, 09:52:29 PM »

Good luck. I like eating them. Lol
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« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2019, 08:31:02 AM »

crabs will do mackerel,,, but what are the other guys using around your gear,,, if razors are nearby, they will walk over top most everything else to get to that,, so if everyone else is on mack, fine, if no crabs are in your pots, better find out what they're using
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« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2019, 12:44:28 PM »

No one near me.  Normal crabber is hurt and most rec guys arent out yet.  Caught a decent amount from my dock so gonna see what I can do.  Gonna check and adjust accordingly tonight.
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« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2019, 04:31:20 PM »

Boston mackerel has been working great!
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« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2019, 08:00:42 PM »

What have you been catching?
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« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2019, 09:26:18 AM »

what size are the mack, are you cutting them
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« Reply #8 on: April 29, 2019, 07:56:27 PM »

I've used it. Was given about 500 pound, I'll never use it again, free or not. It caught some but not like fatbacks. We baited every other pot and there was no comparison.
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« Reply #9 on: May 02, 2019, 05:26:16 PM »

Been happy with it so far.  Caught some nice crabs.  Have been catching alot lately but the size has dropped off.  From what I am hearing this is what is happening near me for most.  Got 100lbs will give it a go till I run out
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