Bait for catching channels in a pond

Discussion in 'Channel Catfish' started by master_cat, Aug 15, 2005.

  1. master_cat

    master_cat New Member

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    wats a good bait to catch farm fed channels out of a pond my grand pa put 4 thousand pounds of them our stock pond is about 2 acres i catch a few here and there strickly catch and release for everyone but they should be aleast 2 pounds by now they have been in there for about 2 years any help bout be appreated
     
  2. bull_head

    bull_head New Member

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    Cut bait or Creek Chubs is your best bet ....

    they dont act like the channels in the river ... by this i mean
    the channels in a river normally feed at night .... channels in
    a farm pond feed anytime .... I have caught 2 this summer
    one 26 inches and 9 lbs on a medium shiner fishing from the bottom
    the other a 25 inch 6.1 lb on a creek chub fishing from the bottom

    The owner of the one pond told me that if you wanna catch them cats use
    cut bait ... so i bet this would work just as well

    mike
     

  3. Nate

    Nate New Member

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    Can't beat a big juicy nightcrawler. That is all I ever use for farm/private pond cats.
     
  4. brian sax

    brian sax New Member

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    i would also say go with a big juicy worm.
     
  5. master_cat

    master_cat New Member

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    well i went for a bit this after noon with a dip bait i bought off ebay called uncle dilberts big stinky and i wore them out it says it has moon shine in it lol
     
  6. cat4life

    cat4life New Member

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    Yeah I have had luck on A worm on a hook with no bobber. I usually catch thme in the deepest part of the pond, but the ponds that I fish only get to about 10-14 feet.
     
  7. teaysvalleyguy

    teaysvalleyguy New Member

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    Nightcrawlers or Chicken Liver, can't go wrong either way.
     
  8. txharley

    txharley New Member

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    i fish alot in a very small pond.. maybe 1 or 2 acres.... i have tried everything out there for bait .. but what i always catch them on in this pond is weiners!! they love them... i might catch one every once in a while on something else but i will always catch them on weiners.. i use the ones from walmart calle jumbo wieners.. come in a huge pack and are very big... they work very well for me!! i use them with a #4 kahle hook!! cats love them!! good luck to you!
     
  9. tanner

    tanner New Member

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    nightcrawlers, nightcrawlers, nightcrawlers....did i mention nightcrawlers?
     
  10. JERMSQUIRM

    JERMSQUIRM New Member

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    ya. here nightcrawlers and livers work well in ponds and cut bait too. we like some of the others that posted creek chubs work well. i put a pinch of minced garlic in the livers. smell is trippled. i caught 13 2-3# channels on garlic tysons at a 5 acre pond last year. if i could fig out the new pic thing ide post a pic. lmao.

    p.s. try a 5/0 circle with livers. i had good luck with a gamakatzu hook last year. even got hits and brought in bait still on hook. the reason i say this is if its 100% release trebles are not a wise choice.
     
  11. bull_head

    bull_head New Member

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    jeremy ...

    to post a pic in thread you want to use the Manage attachments feature
    listed in the Additional Options sections just under where you type in your reply message .... i dont know the limits size for a pic in the thread so check to make sure its not too big ... if it is it will prompt you its too large ... then all you have to do is size it down ... hope this explains it for ya

    mike
     
  12. Markfishmd

    Markfishmd New Member

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    I would try nightcrawlers, cut bait, or even try crickets, and grasshoppers
     
  13. PARATROOPER

    PARATROOPER New Member

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    Crawdaddy's work the best for me, but I've had good luck on chicken livers and nightcrawlers too.
     
  14. willisjj

    willisjj Guest

    In farm ponds I have always had great luck with hotdogs, livers, or worms, usually tightlining it. I haven't been able to tell if one is better than the other as they seem to hit all three consistantly. Of course, with the worms you are liable to catch a bass or bluegill too which sometimes is good and sometimes it ain't depending on what you are after.
     
  15. master_cat

    master_cat New Member

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    i wish i could find a super bait that they love
     
  16. catfishkay_

    catfishkay_ New Member

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    Arkansas and Oklahoma and the one sure fire bait that got them everytime is the grasshoppers I caught on the way to the pond. I sure did a lot a chasin' for them hoppers, but boy oh boy was it worth it....... lol
    catfishkay_
     
  17. CJ21

    CJ21 New Member

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    Chicken Livers on Worms.
     
  18. JDM2007

    JDM2007 New Member

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    Try some jello chicken. Works great on the ponds here in KY
     
  19. Desperado

    Desperado Active Member

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    I would go with cut bait, then Liver(cured), then nightcrawlers, maybe dip bait.
     
  20. lunkerman

    lunkerman New Member

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    I've had luck on little smokies. The ones with pork in them.