Bait fishin', nada...

Discussion in 'Catfishing Baits' started by Stumpknocker2, Oct 27, 2006.

  1. Stumpknocker2

    Stumpknocker2 New Member

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    I went fishing for gills this evening for bait. It was after a rain and I felt certian I would get some, but nada. I am fishing a new river in the morning for blues and flats, I guess I will just have to try to catch bait there. I don't have a cast net at the time so that option is out. I have some frozen bass in the freezer, I thought that might get me started. Thoughts...?
     
  2. 223reload

    223reload New Member

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    if its ok on your states regs id say GO for it you aint got nothing to loose
     

  3. just cats

    just cats New Member

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    Probably not the best bait, I don't think its very oily, but it sure beats a bare hook.Can't hurt to try. Let us know how it works out.
     
  4. raybait1

    raybait1 New Member

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    you could always go get some large goldfish at walmart, ive had decent luck with them when no other live bait was to be had.
     
  5. SkiMax

    SkiMax New Member

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    try the local baitshops. they will probably have some sort of bait to use. There is even a little one here than has live Goldfish, Bluegill, Creek Chub, bullheads, and shiners. It also has frozen shad, skipjack, and mooneye. No need to a cast net there! Good luck!

    I would also just stop at wal mart and get a cast net. The 20 bucks is well worth not wasting a day out on the water without the proper bait and not catching anything.
     
  6. slimepig

    slimepig New Member

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    it seems evry year at this time the bait heads out, (for deeper holes i guess).
    mid summer i can easily catch gills with a cane pole as fast as i can get the hook in the water, but just went to same hole yesterday n had a hard time just gettin 1 for my big pole to set out.