A lil reminder about the worm

Discussion in 'MISSOURI RIVERS TALK' started by Welder, May 29, 2009.

  1. Welder

    Welder New Member

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    In this age of cut and live bait. I still fish with ye ol riverworms. Hammered the fish last night with em. Just a ball of worms on a 1/0 treble hook. Kept a 14 flat for dinner had a blast. I had cut carp out and shad and put some gills out later. They wanted the worms. Wouldent touch any other bait.:confused2: Never can seem to know what they want sometimes.:wink:
     
  2. BajaCoop

    BajaCoop Well-Known Member

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    fishing on the osage or the missouri?
     

  3. Welder

    Welder New Member

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    Was fishen in the mouth of the gasconade river at the Mo river
     
  4. BajaCoop

    BajaCoop Well-Known Member

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    hmm

    I am trying to decide if i wanna go fishing this weekend or not. I can get to the gasconade pretty easy but where it dumps into the MO is a pretty good ways. What does the water on the gasconade look like now?
     
  5. TheMadCatter

    TheMadCatter New Member

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    FINALLY! a flat head.......lol
    is that the first of the season?
     
  6. big cat matt

    big cat matt Member

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    You re right welder,worms do work great.I ve caught a ton of blues on night crawlers,seems to work the best when the river is out of its banks for me.:wink:
     
  7. gdlocal10

    gdlocal10 New Member

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    We tried them last weekend on the marais de cynge and they still wont eat. but thanks for the advice. i usually take worms for channels. but I dont usually put on a bunch at one time.I ll see how that works this weekend.
     
  8. delbert bumbleshoot

    delbert bumbleshoot New Member

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    I always carry some but I've only caught a couple small channel cats on the river with them this year.On the other hand I've also caught a bunch of sturgeon,2 dozen drum and a couple of big buffalo on them. I picked up 500-600 in my front yard a couple of months ago. So Iuse about 5 or 6 great big ones on a 4/0 J hook at a time. Gotta use a rod with a fast action/ sensitive tip or they will steal your bait and you will never know it.I like a 9' salmon rod with a big spinning reel and 30 lb test. One rod out with worms can liven up the action big time if things are slow. Never know what you will catch on 'em.
     
  9. 320hotrod

    320hotrod New Member

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    I'm right there with ya. Always gotta have worms on hand, just in case. My biggest flathead to date is a 63# outta the MO on two worms while carp fishing. Now I always keep one rod rigged up, just to see what they're biting.
     
  10. TheMadCatter

    TheMadCatter New Member

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    went out last night spent about 8 hours on the bank of the mo river with only one bite....and of course it was on a worm wad wrapped around a number 2 treble. the fish pulled off, hook got caught in some timber, and had to cut the line :angry:. that led to the invention of some new cuss words.......lol. i think the people fishing down shore from me were amused. ended up chattin with them on the way out, i told them all about the boc and they sounded like they were gonna sign right up. so maybe some good came out of that trip after all.