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08-15-2005, 09:45 PM #1
Bait for catching channels in a pond
wats a good bait to catch farm fed channels out of a pond my grand pa put 4 thousand pounds of them our stock pond is about 2 acres i catch a few here and there strickly catch and release for everyone but they should be aleast 2 pounds by now they have been in there for about 2 years any help bout be appreated
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08-15-2005, 09:50 PM #2
Cut bait or Creek Chubs is your best bet ....
they dont act like the channels in the river ... by this i mean
the channels in a river normally feed at night .... channels in
a farm pond feed anytime .... I have caught 2 this summer
one 26 inches and 9 lbs on a medium shiner fishing from the bottom
the other a 25 inch 6.1 lb on a creek chub fishing from the bottom
The owner of the one pond told me that if you wanna catch them cats use
cut bait ... so i bet this would work just as well
08-15-2005, 11:21 PM #3
Can't beat a big juicy nightcrawler. That is all I ever use for farm/private pond cats.
08-15-2005, 11:25 PM #4
i would also say go with a big juicy worm.
08-16-2005, 12:24 AM #5
well i went for a bit this after noon with a dip bait i bought off ebay called uncle dilberts big stinky and i wore them out it says it has moon shine in it lol
08-16-2005, 09:53 AM #6
Yeah I have had luck on A worm on a hook with no bobber. I usually catch thme in the deepest part of the pond, but the ponds that I fish only get to about 10-14 feet.
08-16-2005, 09:54 AM #7
Nightcrawlers or Chicken Liver, can't go wrong either way.BOC=Promising future of catfishing and family values for everyone!!!
08-16-2005, 11:48 AM #8
i fish alot in a very small pond.. maybe 1 or 2 acres.... i have tried everything out there for bait .. but what i always catch them on in this pond is weiners!! they love them... i might catch one every once in a while on something else but i will always catch them on weiners.. i use the ones from walmart calle jumbo wieners.. come in a huge pack and are very big... they work very well for me!! i use them with a #4 kahle hook!! cats love them!! good luck to you!
08-16-2005, 11:49 AM #9
nightcrawlers, nightcrawlers, nightcrawlers....did i mention nightcrawlers?
08-16-2005, 05:49 PM #10
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ya. here nightcrawlers and livers work well in ponds and cut bait too. we like some of the others that posted creek chubs work well. i put a pinch of minced garlic in the livers. smell is trippled. i caught 13 2-3# channels on garlic tysons at a 5 acre pond last year. if i could fig out the new pic thing ide post a pic. lmao.
p.s. try a 5/0 circle with livers. i had good luck with a gamakatzu hook last year. even got hits and brought in bait still on hook. the reason i say this is if its 100% release trebles are not a wise choice.
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