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How to make Trout and Salmon
egg spawn sacks for fishing bait.

     Sunday, September 21, 2014
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Making spawn sacks for fishing
bait for salmon and trout.

Salmon or Trout egg spawn sacks are one of the most effective baits for enticing Salmon, Steelhead and Trout to bite. When spawning fish are active in the streams and rivers they will sometimes ignore all other baits. Just floating spawn sacks past the fish can tempt the salmon to hit. Spawn sacks are also an effective bait for use in harbors and shore fishing for salmon and trout. Spawn sacks are used as bait for trout when ice fishing.

making salmon egg spawn sacks   To make spawn sacks you will need: cured salmon or trout eggs, spawn sack netting material, magic thread, a plastic spoon, and scissors.
 
making spawn sacks, cutting magic thread   Step 1
Cut a 4 to 6 inch piece of the magic thread. Magic thread is a special thread used for making spawn sacks that will stretch when pulled and shrink when relaxed.
 
making spawn sacks, material and thread   Step 2
Place a square piece of spawn sack material on your work surface. Several colors of material and magic thread are available for making spawn sacks.
 
making spawn sacks, adding spawn   Step 3
Using the plastic spoon gently place some spawn on your spawn sack material.
 
making spawn sacks, eggs on spawn sack material   Step 4
Salmon eggs on top of spawn sack material. How many eggs to use depends on the size of the spawn sacks that you want to make. Small spawn sacks will contain 4 to 8 eggs, medium spawn sacks will contain 10 to 15 eggs, large spawn sacks can be made up to the size of a golf ball.
 
making spawn sacks, gather the corners of the spawn sack material   Step 5
Gently gather the corners of the spawn sack material.
 
making spawn sacks, closing the spawn sacks   Step 6
Gently gather all of the loose material.
 
making spawn sacks, gently twist the spawn sack   Step 7
Gently twist the spawn sack material. If you twist too much or too hard you will pop the eggs.
 
making spawn sacks, firm twisted spawn sack   Step 8
The spawn sack material should be tight and firm around the eggs.
 
making spawn sacks, using magic thread   Step 9
Wrap three turns of magic thread around the stem of the spawn sack and pull the thread tight.
 
making spawn sacks, second magic thread   Step 10
Relax the magic thread and make three more turns around the stem of the spawn sack, then pull tight again.
 
making spawn sacks, secure with thread   Step 11
The spawn sack is now secure.
 
making spawn sacks, trim thread and excess material   Step 12
Gently trim the excess thread and material from the spawn sack. Do not cut thru the wraps of magic thread.
 
making spawn sacks, completed spawn sacks   Completed spawn sacks.


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