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Discussion in 'Catfishing Baits' started by truckin4x4, Jun 28, 2007.
i was just wondering what you use for bait when fishing ponds.
The usuals - cut bait, Sonny's, Nightcrawlers, liver, etc. I do, however, prefer to suspend my bait in ponds.
Stink baits work well.:0a26:
When I fished ponds, I just used night crawlers and they worked pretty good?
I like to use a dip bait it always works for me. Good luck
Cut Gills as bait all the way!:big_smile:
Liver and Worms works well for ponds.
i use cut bream, because they are usually the main forage base in most ponds i've seen.
when pond fishing i just catch gills from the pond and use them.
minnow's and large shiner's work great.
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.
We have a small pond with 4-5lbs blues in it, we use minners and crappy poles. Lots of fun.
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
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.