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Old 07-10-2019, 08:56 AM   #1
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Default Kings...Will they eat steelhead skein?

I'll be heading up to the Betsie river in September and it will be my first time fishing for river kings. All I have in my freazer from last year is steelhead skein that was cured in Borax. Will these skeins work before I am fortunate enough to catch a hen up there and cure those eggs?

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Old 07-10-2019, 09:29 AM   #2
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Definitely, although the cure you used may or may not be what they want.
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Old 07-10-2019, 03:15 PM   #3
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One word: Yeppers
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Old 07-10-2019, 04:01 PM   #4
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I personally prefer using steelhead eggs, I like the size of the eggs. Steelhead eggs and Nate's is my first choice even if I had fresh Chinook eggs
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Old 07-10-2019, 04:27 PM   #5
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Have done it many times.
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Old 07-10-2019, 06:54 PM   #6
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Default Re: Kings...Will they eat steelhead skein?

They will definitely work. Straight borax is fine for Nooks - if they want a hotter egg or different scent you can add it on the river, but I’ve hooked plenty of Kings on straight borax.
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