Animal Chums

Chum salmon

Chum can live from 6 to 7 years, and chum in Alaska mature at the age of 5 years.

Classic question answered at

How much chum is enough?
You want to dispense frozen ground up fish chum at a minimum of 3/4 gal per hour. We normally chum at 1 to 1-1/2 gals per hour on charter, and 2 gal per hour in a shark tournament. So basically 4 gals of chum is the minimum to take; 5 to 8 gals is the norm for a daily shark trip. You will have to adjust for the area that you fish. For example we may be shark fishing in 57 deg water in Mass. Bay; but when we enter a shark tournament , and fish the south side of Martha's Vineyard we may be in 72 deg. water and use twice as much chum.
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The simplistic perception of chumming is you put fish blood in the water and wait for a shark to show up. That will work, but like all endeavors there are some nuances worth learning to give you a better chance to succeed.
A shark’s sense of smell is amazing, and that's what we will exploit to bring them up close and personal. When a shark enters a continuous chum slick of ground up fish, it will follow it unerringly, sometimes for miles, to the exact source - hopefully, your boat. Their life depends on that ability.

Different chumming devices
There is no end to how you can dispense chum, so be innovative.
Here are a few methods. You can make up your own if you like.
Floatation for these devices will be discussed later.

Winston Churchill said. "You can always count on the Americans to do the right thing - after they have exhausted every other possibility." So I want to exhaust a possibility here for you and save you from learning the hard way.

Horse called chum