Discussion in 'Commercial Fishermen's Forum' started by Eastporter, Mar 25, 2018.
Hey guys- anyone have a lobster bait dealer to recommend in or near New Bedford, MA? thanks
Are you looking for bait for recreational traps?
I have used Bessy Bait Bessy Bait - All Natural Salted & Hairless Cowhide - Long-Lasting & Affordable Alternative Lobster Bait - Serving the greater New England area . It works well and last a long time if you can only check your traps once a week. It's not cheap but it works very well.
Is it legal?
Ya we use it in maine atleast, it has to be hairless i believe. Them bugs love it when it starts to get all boogery... stays on for 3 weeks or so.
What are you currently using for bait?
I didn't put my traps in this year, but was using smoked salmon pieces and skins from Cape Cod Bait Co. in Bourne.
Thank you for your reply here. What were they charging you per pound? Do they ship by the barrel or in totes? Did you pick up there, or, do they deliver.
I am trying to get the costs down. How much did you put per each bait bag?
Were cow hides added or was the salmon used as stand alone?
What made you get off the cow hides?
I never used the cow hides but was curious as to bait used. They charged $10 for a plastic tub of salmon bait (not big) but enough to bait 4 traps. The skins last longer than the meat, but both are very attractive to lobsters (factory smoke house left overs without bones originally for human consumption).
Are you buying or selling bait?
Cowhide you get in 5 gallon buckets I think they are around 80 bucks but don’t go bad so for a rec guy they will go a long way like said above once it gets all snotty it works great plus you can add a some fish in the bag to help you should be able to get your hands on pogies pretty easily and cheep in that neck of the woods and they work awesome to get a tote or 2 at a time divided up in to 5 gallon buckets and freeze them if you got a big lay down freezer
Thank you for your information here. I am hearing that pig hide perform better than cowhides. South of Boston many use pig hides together with salmon skins. Cost is under one dollar per bag.