Salmon eggs, also known as salmon roe, are an excellent bait for catching salmon, and they are a by-product of salmon fishing, meaning that you can make your bait from the fish that you caught previously. Salmon eggs fresh out of the salmon are held together in a membranous skein, which allows you to cut and cure the eggs for future use.
Items you will need
- Cookie sheet
- Salmon egg skein
- Paper towels
- Resealable plastic bags
Cover a cookie sheet with about 20 layers of newspaper.
Cut a salmon skein into 1-inch wide strips across the width.
Space the salmon skein pieces equally on the newspaper-covered cookie sheet.
Pat the pieces dry with a clean paper towel. This helps them dry out and cure more quickly.
Place the tray in the refrigerator for 24 hours.
Place each cured skein in a small resealable plastic bag and place the bags in the freezer until you are ready to use them.
Tips & Warnings
- You can use this same method for trout egg skeins.
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