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How long prior to spawning can you get roe from a fish?

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Recognizing that the last roe-related post didn't seem very welcomed, I do have a question that I think is more legitimate and may be better received.

 

How long can you generally get roe from a fish before the spawning season? I don't normally keep fish so I've never inadvertently found out. I have always gotten my roe right in the middle of the season, but I'm going to be fishing steelhead soon and I was wondering how long I'd be stuck with flies and pink worms :)

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Wait, you can catch steelhead on spawn? This changes everything...

 

 

 

 

 

On a serious note eggs are in early development stages long before the spawning season. At this time of year the rainbows will have small, immature eggs on the skein. Similarly, I kept a walleye 2 weeks ago and it too had immature eggs....

 

 

Pink worms for life!!

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guess that depends on how early you catch one to belly slit it :o:o

 

by now I am sure if you catch a boot that's been in the river for a while..she will have no problem spewing eggs all over when ya pull her out of the water

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I am really not a salmon/trout guy. I normally use flies and artifical baits under a float. I knew a guy years ago that got his roe from Primrose trout farm, something like $5 a jar cured. Why kill the fish for roe.

 

Just my 2c

 

Daniel

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On a serious note, you will find that most steelhead you catch now will have immature eggs.... Of course if you happen to get lucky and get a fall spawning steelhead you could just hit the egg jackpot in the next few weeks. I know five or six guys who were lucky enough to do that early November where I like to fish.

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Somewhat of a related question.. where can you get the best deal on mesh to tie roe bags? good quality stuff?

 

I am sad to say that I have yet to find a "deal" on mesh my friend.... The dollar store doesn't carry it yet. LOL. However I have found a mesh that I like and it is a little bigger, softer and stronger than the other brands I have tried. The brand is Atlas spawn net. I gave a pal who owns a bait store some and he begged me to pick him up so more because he said it was the best he had used.... Considering I have seen him sell upwards of 500 or 600 hundred tied roe bags in a busy morning so him saying it is the best is a pretty good endorsement too.

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Somewhat of a related question.. where can you get the best deal on mesh to tie roe bags? good quality stuff?

Ladies scarf works best for me .comes in 2x2 sheets and is available at tightline and,yes most dollar stores.

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FWIW, Fabricland's current sale has craft netting on for $1.22 per meter. This stuff's sold by length (in meters), and the netting is 180cm wide.

 

Might be worth taking a wander in there and just looking around. The staff will definitely know what'll hold a hook (or pins), what won't, and what'll unravel if you look at it.

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Somewhat of a related question.. where can you get the best deal on mesh to tie roe bags? good quality stuff?

 

Get a few drinks into your girlfriend on a Saturday night, get her stockings off, run out of the bedroom cackling madly..............

 

In my experience it usually isn't worth the few bucks saved............

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Get a few drinks into your girlfriend on a Saturday night, get her stockings off, run out of the bedroom cackling madly..............

 

In my experience it usually isn't worth the few bucks saved............

 

Tee Hee :lol::lol::lol: I just need a couple of minutes to clean off my screen now

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Get a few drinks into your girlfriend on a Saturday night, get her stockings off, run out of the bedroom cackling madly..............

 

In my experience it usually isn't worth the few bucks saved............

 

 

HAHAHAHA! oh man.. It's a shame none of her stockings are red, orange, or pink..

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