Baby carp for bait

Discussion in 'Catfishing Baits' started by LEROYDOZOIS, Jul 18, 2007.

  1. LEROYDOZOIS

    LEROYDOZOIS New Member

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    i swim around big swarms of baby (carp or small mouths , not sure ) off shore and i was wondering if these could be good for bait

    the fishes size get from 2 to 5 inches

    Pretty sure their carp:tounge_out:
     
  2. bigcatmaniac

    bigcatmaniac New Member

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    Baby carp are great bait. But before you go using them, check your state regulations about them, and make a positive identification of the fish before you use them. Most states dont allow game fish to be used as bait.
     

  3. flatheadhunterx

    flatheadhunterx Active Member

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    I have been baby carp for bait lately and love the results.
     
  4. CUT_BAIT

    CUT_BAIT New Member

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    they work good.I like to jam 12 to 15 on a big hook.you can hook them anywhere throught the body or head even right through the eyes and they still live all night.if the fish dont eat them first
     
  5. CatfishHateMe

    CatfishHateMe New Member

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    thats one big hook...
     
  6. CUT_BAIT

    CUT_BAIT New Member

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    I guess i should have said i was using 1 to 2 inch carp as they get bigger you fit less lol.but I do use big hooks wide gap 8/0
     
  7. Light

    Light New Member

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    grab a cast net and throw it out a few times b4 swimming.....great baitfish
     
  8. GUNTZ

    GUNTZ New Member

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    YES THEY DO WORK WELL (FOR FLATHEADS IN TEXAS)
     
  9. LEROYDOZOIS

    LEROYDOZOIS New Member

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    but wat about the bass? its legal and i could get more of them then the carp
     
  10. flatheadhunterx

    flatheadhunterx Active Member

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    small large mouth 3 to 7 inches long are deadly for flatties.
     
  11. catchaser19

    catchaser19 New Member

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    i have found 2 to 3 inch carp are dynamite for channels
     
  12. jeffw51

    jeffw51 New Member

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    at the truman dam tailrace i watched a school of baby drum and baby carp swimming along a concrete wall when a monster bluecat slid along the wall and swallowed a mouthful of them.the big blue continued to do this for twenty minutes, obviously he was used to and desired the baby carp as a meal.that is proof enough for me!