bait question

Discussion in 'LOCAL TENNESSEE TALK' started by vaccouple, Oct 20, 2007.

  1. vaccouple

    vaccouple New Member

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    has anyone used the left overs from blue gill after they are filleted?
     
  2. crab

    crab New Member

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    The heads are real good bait.:wink:
     

  3. vaccouple

    vaccouple New Member

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    lol thanks we saved them the other day and going to try it hopely sunday
     
  4. BIGCAT DADDY 71

    BIGCAT DADDY 71 New Member

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    I love to keep all the guts out of my gill's/redear's and use them, also if the females have egg's use them, they're deadly.

    Hope this helps,

    Scott.
     
  5. catfisherman60

    catfisherman60 New Member

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    I think I will keep the heads off of the bluegill next time my self.
     
  6. cumberlandcat

    cumberlandcat New Member

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    Sounds like a good bait to me. Keep them fresh and they should work
     
  7. Coloman

    Coloman New Member

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    They work real well! My wife and daughter where cleaning some gills, I took the heads and threw them on a hook. I hooked several big cats, but could not land them due to to light of gear.
     
  8. catfishbill33

    catfishbill33 New Member

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    let us know how you come out.maybe we can try the same thing
     
  9. bumper

    bumper New Member

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    I keep the heads off of any small fish I fillet (bream, crappie, white bass, etc.). If you are going fishin' a day or two after you clean them, then the heads should be ok in the fridge till then. You could also vacuum seal them or put them in ziploc bags and freeze them to use later in the winter. Good luck fishin'.
     
  10. poisonpits

    poisonpits Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    cant keep or use any part of a game fish but i keep and freeze all my gill heads.i also keep all my creek chubs that die while im fishing.
     
  11. gilmafam

    gilmafam Well-Known Member

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    last weekend when fishing on the Colorado river at Yuma.... we were primarily using live gills for bait..... in the morning, my bait tank had been turned off and we were without the live bait..... I did fillet several and tried it for a bit while making some new bait..... it seems that as long as it is fresh, that it would leave a scent trail and attract some fish..... our main attraction for fishing was flatheads and the live bait is what I believe that they are more attracted to given the choice.....however, we had some mackeral, and sardines which got some stripers to hit...... we wanted the bigger cats and stayed with the live bait.....

    bayrunner ray
     
  12. vaccouple

    vaccouple New Member

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    thanks for all the in put but didnt make it out this weekend but will post when we go i put them in the freezer so i hope they will still be good:sad2:
     
  13. tennessee blues

    tennessee blues New Member

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    Live bluegill at Santee Cooper are deadly but we use the heads with good success too. I've caught some monsters on Bluegill heads on Lake Marion.