Where to Buy Raw Shucked Mussels

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  1. tbae

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    Hi everyone - does anyone know where to buy cheap already-shucked raw mussels for bait? Even frozen is ok.

    I saw them once at my local H-Mart but can't seem to find them anymore.

    Thanks in advance.
     
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    Zion has them.. Expensive bait.. I have been using market shrimp the last couple years with excellent success in both fresh and salt
     
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    Thanks will check them out!
     
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    I bought some last week @ Blue Water Tackle in Solana Beach
     
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    Just hit the jetty at low tide and pull some off for free. Nothing ever beats fresh.
     
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    I bought some today at Zion. They had them fresh*(or at least not frozen) for like $4 in a little styrofoam tray. I also picked up shucked fresh* clams and mini whole squid for the same price. Also I don't have much experience with mussels or clams so I asked a few employees there and they all insisted that they were raw. They can be found on the wall just left of the seafood section
     
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    Scout out rocky areas at low tide and you can generally find enough to meet your needs. I'm on the shrimp bandwagon myself though.
     
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    I always get mine at Vien Dong Supermarket(off University Ave). Check the freezers in the Seafood Section. If you cut them in half you can make them last a few trips out. They've been great bait for me while the sandcrabs have been away.
     
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    So I ended up buying some mussels (shells on) at my local bait store over the weekend but because of the rain I didn't go out and fish. Question - is it possible to keep raw mussels (in their shells) "bait ready" (squishy and plump enough to put on a hook) after one week? If so, how?

    Thanks everyone in advance.
     
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    tbae , shuck and salt them.. Use pro cure if you need it...
     
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    OK - Thanks!
     
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