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#178670 - 08/13/09 02:09 PM fish back to loving bread
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i couldnt hardly get my fish to eat anything earlier this year except bread. started using game fish chow and they loved it. now they have really slowed down. you can throw a handful of feed and maybe a few will come to it. toss in a piece of bread in with the feed and they will tear the bread up. i can feed them a loaf of bread and there will still be pellets floating all around!!

got some aquamax 500 on the way, think that will help?
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#178672 - 08/13/09 02:13 PM Re: fish back to loving bread [Re: scott69]
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They may have hit the hottest-point-on-the-year feeding slow down. What is your (surface) water temp?
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#178674 - 08/13/09 02:22 PM Re: fish back to loving bread [Re: Theo Gallus]
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I would agree with Theo that the water temp has probably just gotten to the point where they are not feeding much.

I don't feed much bread to my fish, but I do chum with it and use it for bait. They go crazy for it. Wads of bread pressed around a hook are the best bluegill bait in our pond.
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#178675 - 08/13/09 02:26 PM Re: fish back to loving bread [Re: Theo Gallus]
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What brand are you using now? The Aquamax could very well make a difference. I've got all my feeders feeding three times a day with 500 and the fish are going at it like a bunch of piranhas on a chunk of prime rib.

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#178688 - 08/13/09 03:23 PM Re: fish back to loving bread [Re: Walt Foreman]
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White or wheat?
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#178700 - 08/13/09 04:38 PM Re: fish back to loving bread [Re: Theo Gallus]
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 Originally Posted By: Theo Gallus
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White or wheat?


Egad -- white bread only -- the kind that never molds under any circumstances!

The unhealthier the bread, the better the fish like it. I've found that it is a toss-up between potato-bread hotdog or hamburbger rolls, and really yucky-gummy white bread, like Wonder Bread.
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#178716 - 08/13/09 07:41 PM Re: fish back to loving bread [Re: catmandoo]
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 Originally Posted By: Theo Gallus
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White or wheat?


Egad -- white bread only -- the kind that never molds under any circumstances! ... like Wonder Bread.

\:o I thought they stopped making that after they found it contributed to acquired albinism, aka towheads or "Larry Byrd Syndrome". ;\)
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#178741 - 08/13/09 11:10 PM Re: fish back to loving bread [Re: Theo Gallus]
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Potato bread makes great bait... All gooey and sticks to the hook great. I love it for catching park pond BG, carp and GSH.
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#178776 - 08/14/09 05:56 AM Re: fish back to loving bread [Re: CJBS2003]
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It sounds like they are like kids in a candy store; passing up the 32% protein and going for the junk food. I might fish with bread but wouldn't allow my fish to stuff their guts with it and turn up their noses at the stuff with the required nutrition.
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#178790 - 08/14/09 07:54 AM Re: fish back to loving bread [Re: Dave Davidson1]
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It sounds like they are like kids in a candy store; passing up the 32% protein and going for the junk food. I might fish with bread but wouldn't allow my fish to stuff their guts with it and turn up their noses at the stuff with the required nutrition.


I agree 100%. Once my fish start back on pellets in the springtime, they never seem to turn down another healthy meal.

However, I don't give them the temptation of regular bread feedings. One hamburger bun is enough to get them into a feeding frenzy and to catch enough bluegill for dinner. If we've got too much left over bread from a picnic or party, the worms get most of it.
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#178801 - 08/14/09 09:12 AM Re: fish back to loving bread [Re: catmandoo]
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You should only feed Pumpernickel bread to your fish.

Never feed processed white bread.

This statement has absolutely no basis in fact but Pumpernickel bread is much more fun to say.
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#178842 - 08/14/09 12:56 PM Re: fish back to loving bread [Re: jeffhasapond]
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i have aquamax 500 ordered. should be here next week. hope they like it better than the chow.. not sure about the water temp. my pond gets some shade. it is not totaly in the wide open for all day sun.
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#178848 - 08/14/09 01:57 PM Re: fish back to loving bread [Re: jeffhasapond]
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 Originally Posted By: jeffhasapond
You should only feed Pumpernickel bread to your fish.

Never feed processed white bread.

This statement has absolutely no basis in fact but Pumpernickel bread is much more fun to say.


That does not count towards your 20 posts JHAP...
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#178929 - 08/15/09 07:35 AM Re: fish back to loving bread [Re: CJBS2003]
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Subtract. 2.3 from the post count.
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#178951 - 08/15/09 09:44 AM Re: fish back to loving bread [Re: Dave Davidson1]
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 Originally Posted By: Dave Davidson1
Subtract. 2.3 from the post count.


OH SNAP!
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#178966 - 08/15/09 11:43 AM Re: fish back to loving bread [Re: jeffhasapond]
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I predict your fish will like Aquamax, Scott. In any case make sure to give us a report.

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#181089 - 08/30/09 09:18 PM Re: fish back to loving bread [Re: Walt Foreman]
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the fish are lovin the aquamax. it sure has a strong smell!!!
$31 a bag, sound about right??
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#181140 - 08/31/09 06:48 AM Re: fish back to loving bread [Re: scott69]
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Sounds about $3.50 a bag less than what I pay for it:)

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#181148 - 08/31/09 07:36 AM Re: fish back to loving bread [Re: Walt Foreman]
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I paid $24.50 per bag last week for 500 and 600. Seems like the biggest factor, assuming that you are buying from a Purina dealer, is cost of transport.

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#181179 - 08/31/09 10:32 AM Re: fish back to loving bread [Re: Bing]
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Guys my price of GFC and Aquamax went down last week about $2.50 a bag.
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#181370 - 09/01/09 03:28 AM Re: fish back to loving bread [Re: ewest]
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I've heard grain prices are down this year... I know GFC and Aquamax are made with a lot of fish product, but I am sure some grain goes into it. Perhaps that is the reason?
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#181388 - 09/01/09 07:32 AM Re: fish back to loving bread [Re: ewest]
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Guys my price of GFC and Aquamax went down last week about $2.50 a bag.
Just received my August feed bill and price for AQMX 500/600 was down a little over $3.00 bucks to $26.79 for 50# bag.
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#181414 - 09/01/09 10:16 AM Re: fish back to loving bread [Re: george1]
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Looks like we have a trend !!!! \:\) CJ it has soome grain and I think fish meal prices are down some and that demand is off due to the economy - my guess.
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#181521 - 09/01/09 05:35 PM Re: fish back to loving bread [Re: ewest]
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I doubt anyone is complaining about the lower prices. I know I aint!
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#183503 - 09/14/09 03:58 PM Re: fish back to loving bread [Re: CJBS2003]
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Wow. $40.00 for 50lbs. @ the elevator in town.

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