Aluminum foil as bait on the White River

Discussion in 'ARKANSAS RIVERS TALK' started by grizzly, Aug 4, 2006.

  1. grizzly

    grizzly New Member

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    I went to the White River at Georgetown yesterday evening and put out 2 short lines, one with 30 hooks and one with20 hooks and used aluminum foil like Metalfisher described. This morn. I had 2 gar and one channel cat. Don't know what he weighs but at 33 inches he is the biggest channel I have ever caught. I will try again tonight to see if that was a fluke or not.
     
  2. buddah

    buddah New Member

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    congrats! Whats a shortline?
     

  3. teaysvalleyguy

    teaysvalleyguy New Member

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    Pretty wild, amazing that you can catch em with just aluminum foil. Cheapest bait around it sounds like.
     
  4. Redd

    Redd New Member

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    That's awesome! Never heard of using aluminum foil before. Congrats.

    -Red
     
  5. jailcop2

    jailcop2 New Member

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    I 'll try about anything , incuding tin foil .
    Brian
     
  6. Lngbo

    Lngbo New Member

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    I am here to tell you that it works, Metalfisher and I went out to Barney Chute last weekend and put out three lines in calm water. Got one before we left for the evening and had four on the hooks the nest morning and six hooks that they had gotten off from. Nice Cats to.
     
  7. metalfisher

    metalfisher New Member

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    Hey Grizz, note where you caught the cat.

    You may need to reposition the line but don't give it up. You can use floats & weights with different length drops to change the depth you fish.

    Lngbo and I should have caught more but I was not prepared and wasn't able to put the lines where they needed to be. Next time, I will be prepared and we will see what happens.

    I need to get some batteries for my camera and take some pictures of the setup and the catch.

    Robert
     
  8. teaysvalleyguy

    teaysvalleyguy New Member

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    This is really crazy. I seen your thread before and glad you are catching them. I can imagine the faces on people if I try this and tell em the bait I was using. hehehe

    Wonder if there is a size limit on Aluminum foil to use for bait. LMAO

    I will try it though, thanks for letting us know brothers.
     
  9. grizzly

    grizzly New Member

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    Yes metalfisher one of the lines is in to much current and the leads twisted around the main line. The water looked calm on top but I guess was to swift underneath. The line the fish was caught on is in an eddy at the bottom of a sandbar where I have caught 1 & 2 pounders on rod & reel. No I'm not giving up on the bait. I'll try anything 3 or 4 maybe 5 times. Thanks for sharing your knowledge with the rest of us. Buddah, I just means short trotlines. P.S. Got him [or her] weighed. 18 pounds. By far my PB channel cat. grizzly
     
  10. SeedTick

    SeedTick New Member

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    Hey Robert,
    Have you ever tried using aluminum foil on a rod and reel?

    If it ever cools down enough for me to go again I am going to try it. I'm gonna use bait too but with the aluminum foil added.
    I met a guy fishing several years ago that was fishing with a bobber and a night crawler and along between his splitshot and hook he had some foil kinda crinkled up on his line and he had a good stringer of fish with bass, cats, and crappie.

    Have you caught something other than catfish?

    ST
     
  11. metalfisher

    metalfisher New Member

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    What makes the foil work is the action it gets from the floats jerking the line as the waves roll.

    I guess it would work on a rod under a bobber. Rig several hooks under the bobber and bait with foil and give it a try.

    You never know!!!

    Robert
     
  12. Big Sam

    Big Sam Well-Known Member

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    I know a guy that uses the old pop and beer tabs that came all the way off when you pulled them..He shines them up and sets them about 2ft down with his line straight as a string and when the wind blows he catches nice fish:smile2:
     
  13. metalfisher

    metalfisher New Member

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    Yea buddy, the metal bait strikes again!!

    Robert