On a side note striper liver works awesome for cats.
"Dead, fresh or frozen saltwater species, including sardines and anchovies may be used as bait in any UT water where bait is permitted. Grunion would be legal to use just like anchovies."Not sure, but would grunion be legal to use as bait in Lake Powell? Proclamation states the type of minnows that can be used with special regs for Lake Powell. Covers commercially processed but privately processed (frozen) probably not included. If you said they were anchovies most would probably not know the difference. Just thought I Would ask.
I actually use the smelly jelly anchovy or anise and the latter works the best. The big issue with it is water temp, if it is warm it is off in 10 min. Then if it is cold less than 60 degrees it doesn’t come off. I am actually going to grind up anchovies this fall and add it to some lanolin for my striper scent. The lanolin does not seem to spook the fish. My great uncle actually invented Quana bait in west Texas back in the forties for catfish. He just used lanolin, molasses, and ground up minnows. Just remember no petroleum products to include wd40, lets keep, our waters clean.I haven't used fresh striper as bait, mostly because I think there is more scent on the anchovies. Has anyone tried applying any scent to their bait (particularly striper meat)?
No need to add scent. Cut striper works as well or better than chovy. I fillet a striper, cut the filets into chunks with the skin on. I chum a few small chunks and let the school congregate. We either flyline or fish a chunk on a small lead head. I would rather fish artificials every time but sometimes they want the bait And when they do I’m happy to feed it to them with a hook in it.I haven't used fresh striper as bait, mostly because I think there is more scent on the anchovies. Has anyone tried applying any scent to their bait (particularly striper meat)?