altone dam

Discussion in 'ILLINOIS LAKES / RESERVOIRS TALK' started by slikk03, Jul 20, 2009.

  1. slikk03

    slikk03 New Member

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    any body use, bait other than skipjack shad, here, i lack a cast net, will bluegill work
     
  2. backwoodsman68geric

    backwoodsman68geric New Member

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    Ive done good there with live and cut bluegill and carp scraps. In a pinch we've bought a scored carp fillet at the local stores and cut it up too. Hope that helps and good luck, good fishing there.
     

  3. boyd79

    boyd79 New Member

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  4. chrispbrown27

    chrispbrown27 New Member

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    Raw shrimp? That's channel cat bait....isn't it?
    Chris
     
  5. boyd79

    boyd79 New Member

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    i used it at the smithland dam in ky. if we used just shrimp nothin if we used just cut skipjack nothing, but when we put the 2 togather we caught 35 fish most were blues but did catch some channles.
     
  6. slikk03

    slikk03 New Member

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    yea just wonderd about bluegill, easer acces to em, and they got more of a tuff texter,but ill try shad if i can get a net, i know skipjacks the best but were can i get that lol,
     
  7. boyd79

    boyd79 New Member

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    were u at in ill. im going two ky. in 4 weeks. i go to barkley dam and fill up 5 gallon buckets and bring them home too try, in bloomington. i might be able to get you sum. i only got one bag left from apr.