Bait: small eating fish

Discussion in 'LOCAL KENTUCKY TALK' started by KYFlatHead, Sep 21, 2009.

Best bait for small eating fish

  1. cut minnow

  2. live minnow

  3. chicken/koolaid

  4. shrimp

  5. night crawlers

  6. doughball

  7. dip bait

  8. secret 7

  9. bluegill

  10. goldfish

Multiple votes are allowed.
Results are only viewable after voting.
  1. KYFlatHead

    KYFlatHead New Member

    Messages:
    26
    State:
    Manchester, KY
    Best Bait for eating fish
     
  2. SWeiss

    SWeiss New Member

    Messages:
    751
    State:
    Pennsylvania
    For small cats, crawlers work best for me. That is, if you can keep everything else from eating the bait first.
     

  3. bigkane

    bigkane New Member

    Messages:
    279
    State:
    Ashland, K
    This has been a horrible year for me as far as catfishing goes. I have caught 5 turtles and 3 catfish. Two of the catfish were caught on Secret 7 with the biggest being around 2-3lbs channel. The 7 works but boy does it stink.:wink:
     
  4. slimdaddy

    slimdaddy Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,604
    State:
    Nelsonville, Oh
    Name:
    Keith
  5. Motopro00

    Motopro00 New Member

    Messages:
    554
    State:
    Festus, Missouri
    got to go with worms
     
  6. KYFlatHead

    KYFlatHead New Member

    Messages:
    26
    State:
    Manchester, KY
    i like to try alot of things:)
     
  7. stoney53

    stoney53 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,380
    State:
    PA
    dead minnows,crawlers and secret 7 not in that order but thats what i'll use
     
  8. katfish ken

    katfish ken New Member

    Messages:
    4,092
    State:
    Paintsvill
    My question is??? Where is the (all of the above button) on the poll???:confused2: I fish a variety bait with mixed results depending on time of year, location, and a host of other factors that I can not explain. I fish mostly with natural bait with shad and bluegill being at the top of the list for me. Creek chubs would be second choice.
     
    Last edited: Sep 21, 2009
  9. bud1110

    bud1110 New Member

    Messages:
    1,096
    State:
    East Texas
    I didn't see a option for punch bait, and that's what I normally use for eater size fish. All of the bait listed though does catch fish..lol
     
  10. T Man

    T Man New Member

    Messages:
    115
    State:
    Grenada MS
    I catch a lot of eaters on worms Maybe because thats all I fish for them with:smile2:
     
  11. festus

    festus New Member

    Messages:
    7,660
    I'd rather fish with nightcrawlers and minnows. Mostly because I like to fish for anything that swims and maybe I'll also hook up with a crappie, walleye, sauger, or yellow perch to eat.
     
  12. KYFlatHead

    KYFlatHead New Member

    Messages:
    26
    State:
    Manchester, KY
    theres some HUGE carps in a pond i fished before i mean like 3 feet close to 3 1/2 i want to hook one of them wales what would i use to catch em ive never done any carpfishing:angry:
     
  13. lance

    lance New Member

    Messages:
    2,658
    State:
    kentucky
    Ken hit the nail on the head here is a example I've got some homemade stink bait that has only worked in the Cumberland river period !!! I have tried it other places . Worms on the West Fork river in WV . Liver down from the boat ramp @ Boonesboro and little minnows at that dam....I have tried theese and more baits at all and more locations shrimp,cut shad,cut gills etc....Had i not tried all theese baits I could not know what works best in each area .Fish can be picky and different in a 1/4 mile stretch of river . Your bait bucket/cooler should be the heaviest part of your gear ! LOL !
     
  14. Flootie16

    Flootie16 New Member

    Messages:
    1,268
    State:
    Indiana
    on the very rare occassion that i go out to a lake just to catch some eaters or just good off i like to use secret 7. mainly just to be different and to get away from all the dead fish. and when useing it yeah it does stink but you never have to touch it so u can semi stay clean. and anyone who uses shad and what not knows thats almost impossible
     
  15. Jollymon

    Jollymon Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    4,623
    State:
    Wilm .N.C
    For eater size fish i use night crawlers or chicken livers but liver was not listed in your poll
     
  16. KYFlatHead

    KYFlatHead New Member

    Messages:
    26
    State:
    Manchester, KY
    sorry forgot about chicken liver i just made this real quick to start some conversation:smile2:
     
  17. Jeremy Sheffey

    Jeremy Sheffey New Member

    Messages:
    2,388
    State:
    Columbus, Ohio
    small fish = Small Bait

    Big fish = Big bait

    It may not always hold true, ive seen five pound flatheads eat a 8 inch bluegill, but you can surely help narrow the field by using bigger or smaller bait.
     
  18. KYFlatHead

    KYFlatHead New Member

    Messages:
    26
    State:
    Manchester, KY
    went to my pond today bites are getting slow 2 catfish and a bass :(
     
  19. brinley45cal

    brinley45cal Active Member

    Messages:
    2,606
    State:
    kentucky
    eating size cats i find that secret 7 will out fish everything else almost everytime.But i also like using liver and chicken and kool aid
     
  20. Jeremy Sheffey

    Jeremy Sheffey New Member

    Messages:
    2,388
    State:
    Columbus, Ohio
    JAMES,

    you make think im lying, but add some cheap vodka to your cherry chicken and let it soak over night and it will add a little something extra to it. i dont know why but it works better than plan cool aid.