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By Dan Beard

For skittering, a dead minnow is just as good as a live one, inasmuch as the constant twitching of the pole or rod causes t bait to skitter over the surface of the water. The action is so violent that live bait never survive more than one or two casts. Some large fish are caught by skittering, and at certain times of the year no other method seems to meet with much success. My first awkward effort at skittering in Pike County, PA, was rewarded with a three and one half pound bass. When you are fishing at such times it will be useful to know

How to Preserve Dead Minnows,

so that you may keep a supply on hand. One way is to put your dead minnows in salt, or in sugar, or in alcohol and water, or in whiskey, gin, or rum. But sweet-oil will keep them firm and fresh for perhaps the greatest length of time. Put the minnows in a pail of oil and this into a pot of boiling water, and keep it there until the oil reaches the boiling point. Then immediately remove it. Do not boil your bait, or you will make it soft, tender, and unfit for use.

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