Bait for ponds - what do you use

Discussion in 'Catfishing Baits' started by truckin4x4, Jun 28, 2007.

  1. truckin4x4

    truckin4x4 New Member

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    i was just wondering what you use for bait when fishing ponds.
     
  2. alands94

    alands94 Active Member

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    The usuals - cut bait, Sonny's, Nightcrawlers, liver, etc. I do, however, prefer to suspend my bait in ponds.
     

  3. PhillyCatcatcher4

    PhillyCatcatcher4 New Member

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    Stink baits work well.:0a26:
     
  4. Love Them Cats

    Love Them Cats New Member

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    When I fished ponds, I just used night crawlers and they worked pretty good?

    Ken
     
  5. THRowSOmeStink

    THRowSOmeStink New Member

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    I like to use a dip bait it always works for me. Good luck
     
  6. tkbiker

    tkbiker New Member

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    Cut Gills as bait all the way!:big_smile:
     
  7. CJ21

    CJ21 New Member

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    Liver and Worms works well for ponds.
     
  8. massa_jorge

    massa_jorge New Member

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    i use cut bream, because they are usually the main forage base in most ponds i've seen.
     
  9. dewboy24us

    dewboy24us New Member

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    when pond fishing i just catch gills from the pond and use them.
     
  10. brakeless1

    brakeless1 New Member

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    minnow's and large shiner's work great.
     
  11. flat toad

    flat toad New Member

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    fish have a genetic imprint of what to eat, but it is influneced by what is in their surroundings. The reasons that they eat some things more readily depends on a few factors but mostly they need to be able to smell the proteins and fats they seek. that why liver is such a good bait they can smell the blood and oils that it is made of. Although some foods maybe natural in a river they are not in a pond. Shad and Skips are hard to use in a pond, they just don't belong but the inards work terrific. MInnows from nearby creeks and same water blue gills will be good bets and a handful of worms is hard for any fish to turn down regardless if location. It is also important you beware of adding other odors that do not belong, two bigs are gas or motor oil. It is always a good idea to wash your hands before you start handling bait.
    I am rambling....hope this helps.
     
  12. sedwick

    sedwick New Member

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    We have a small pond with 4-5lbs blues in it, we use minners and crappy poles. Lots of fun.
     
  13. River_monster91

    River_monster91 New Member

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    crawlers, beef liver has been one of my most productive baits for pond fishing, cutbait works pretty good to and of course you cant forget the stink bait
     
  14. Cheez

    Cheez New Member

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    Hotdogs,nightcrawlers and catalpa worms under a float is what I have done well with and also small bluegill heads if there are bluegills in the pond.

    Cheez