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Gearing up for a canal trip, need advice

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15 hours ago, foxfai said:

Wow, great history! Never knew these things were a thing of the past. Love to hear more of these things like cod fishing in canal from you old timers. :)

 

Foxfai,

I only scratched the surface of eel skinning.  Fishing eel skins in the canal was a major aspect of canal fishing that's  all but gone the way of the passenger pigeon.

Most fish caught after dark were either caught bouncing worms or throwing eel skins. Due to the advent of plastics, it wouldn't surprise me that in few years eel skins fades from memory forever.

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23 mins ago, bob_G said:

Foxfai,

I only scratched the surface of eel skinning.  Fishing eel skins in the canal was a major aspect of canal fishing that's  all but gone the way of the passenger pigeon.

Most fish caught after dark were either caught bouncing worms or throwing eel skins. Due to the advent of plastics, it wouldn't surprise me that in few years eel skins fades from memory forever.

Agreed. This is what we call a lost art replacing by newer technology. 

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2 hours ago, SalmonAndStriper Stalker said:

im going to start fishing eelskins. my neighbor just cleaned out his shed and gave me a box of 3 and 4oz eelskin jigs.

Where will you get the skins?

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5 mins ago, bob_G said:

Where will you get the skins?

Prob skin himself, ain't that hard. And there are still skins being fished this day

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1 min ago, TonyO said:

Prob skin himself, ain't that hard. And there are still skins being fished this day

Ok, I get it. My eel skinnin days are over. :laugh: I still have dozen of unused rigs I bought off Mike Lombardi years ago that will never see the light of day.

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10 mins ago, SalmonAndStriper Stalker said:

catch my own eels and skin them. if i have to resort to buying eels i will do that. they are not hard to skin.

I've skinned a lot of eels, but plastics are too easy, not to mention cheaper when you pour your own.

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Thanks for all the advice, folks!

 Had a great time, met a lot of nice, helpful people, learned a lot, and have some great memories.

Aside from 2 people deciding to set up 8 feet away from me one night(I just moved down another 50 feet), zero issues whatsoever. 

The CCC is a really special place.

 

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