Bait Fish...

Discussion in 'LOCAL KANSAS TALK' started by Joe4BigCats, May 26, 2008.

  1. Joe4BigCats

    Joe4BigCats New Member

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    Ok... Catching fish I can do...:wink:

    But, I'm looking to know how to catch the little one's... what's the best one to catch, to use as bait fish..?? the easiest one's..?? what to use to catch them....?? is a pole or a net better...?? Anyone..??

    I want to catch more little fish to catch the Bigger fish...:eek:oooh:

    Thanx,
    Joe
     
  2. uttatoo

    uttatoo New Member

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    just depends on what kind of bait your after
    1-carp mostly throw net then sien then rod and reel with corn
    2-bullhead rod and reel with worm or liver then throw net
    3-blue gill rod reel with worm then throw net
    4-shad throw net
    this is how we catch our bait and if we rod and reel for them it makes it fun for all the family and gives my kids practice with there rods
     

  3. Joe4BigCats

    Joe4BigCats New Member

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    Are we allowed to fish with corn... When I lived in California... we weren't allowed to use it .. Fish love it.. but, can't digest it... Does Kansas allow the use of corn for fishing..??
     
  4. uttatoo

    uttatoo New Member

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    yes it is legall here what part of kansas you from
     
  5. Kansas Tree Rat

    Kansas Tree Rat New Member

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    Corn is great bait for carp but I have never caught catfish on corn.

    My humble opinion. Best baits for big flatheads.
    1) bullheads
    2) Black pearch
    3) Bluegills

    I catch lots of bigger Channels on the same baits. I prefer Medium size baits. I have caught bigger fish on smaller baits but Channels have a hard time getting a big pearch in thier mouth.

    I catch all my bait on rod and reel. I perfer to use about half of a worm and no bobber or weight. Just a small hook, flip it out and watch the line. As soon as you see the line twitch set the hook.

    Catching bait can be almost as tough and time consuming as catching big fish. During the spring I set up a bait tank I made from an old chest type freezer and keep about three dozen black pearch that I enlisted my kids kelp in catching.

    My 2 cents
     
  6. Joe4BigCats

    Joe4BigCats New Member

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    I live in Manhattan Kansas.... I fish the Big Blue and Tuttle all the time
    I've only been in Kansas for a bout 4 year's... so, I'm still getting used to the fishing... I was living in Colorado and all I could catch there was trout.. it was fun.. But, I love catfishing...:wink:
     
  7. uttatoo

    uttatoo New Member

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    yup i love the big blue what part do you fish
     
  8. Kansas Tree Rat

    Kansas Tree Rat New Member

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    You know what we call Trout?
    BAIT......LOL:roll_eyes:
     
  9. arkrivercatman

    arkrivercatman New Member

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    You will fit in nicely!!:smile2::smile2:
     
  10. River Outlaw

    River Outlaw New Member

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    i concur !! :smile2:
     
  11. youngbuck

    youngbuck New Member

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    Usaully blue gill with worms and shad with a throw net.
     
  12. Katatonik

    Katatonik New Member

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    Bluegills and their cousins the green sunfish are real champs as bait live or
    freshly cut. They are pretty easy to catch but you have to know where
    they like to live. Weedbeds in shallow water are the center of their world
    and if you can find the edge of a dense weedbed, the cane pole and
    bobber approach is hard to beat since it is so simple and effective. Use
    #8 to #10 hooks, light wire long shanks a foot or two deep under a small
    float. Bait with a spade dug garden earthworm of medium to small size.
    Anchor about 8-10ft away from the outside edge of the weedbed and
    quietly swing the bait into the water just outside of the weeds. Just like
    grandpa showed you, probably...
     
  13. arkrivercatman

    arkrivercatman New Member

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    The best places I have found to catch "perch" is small city lakes or farm ponds. By far the best structure I have found is shallow rocky areas. Just put a small piece of worm on a small hook and place it on the edge of rocks in the shadows. I have great success catchin them that way. I have caught over 80 of them in less than an hour.
     
  14. Honor the Fish

    Honor the Fish New Member

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    Agree with this post 100%. That's the easiest and funnest way to do it.
    :cool2:
     
  15. kansas_catman_16

    kansas_catman_16 New Member

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    i've actually used a trout for bait and caught a flathead :smile2:
     
  16. kansas_catman_16

    kansas_catman_16 New Member

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    somethin i havent seen mentioned is the creek chubs or suckers but u gotta make sure there not an endangered species they work really well for flatheads,blues and channels