bait

Discussion in 'OHIO RIVERS TALK' started by J.A.B., Jun 4, 2009.

  1. J.A.B.

    J.A.B. New Member

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    what is the best bait for flathead catfish in the muskingum river ?:confused2:
     
  2. CBH

    CBH New Member

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    Bluegill and shad....either live or cut, are both great just about anywhere.
     

  3. varmint_sniper

    varmint_sniper New Member

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    live bullheads from 3to 15in is my size range but urs many differ. but bullheads are awsome river flathead bait anywhere
     
  4. fishdealer04

    fishdealer04 Member

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    Can't go wrong with shad, bluegill, bullheads, and a host of other panfish will work well. Whatever is naturally found in the waters will produce well.
     
  5. BG CAT

    BG CAT New Member

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    When they are hitting any live or cut bait will work. Shad seems to work best when the water is cooler, fast current or rising water levels and big live bait works well in the summer months with less current.
     
  6. J.A.B.

    J.A.B. New Member

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    thanks a lot guys:wink:
     
  7. shanelures

    shanelures New Member

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    imo, large bluegills are hard to beat for numbers!! for size use cut bait!!
     
  8. stangcrazy85

    stangcrazy85 New Member

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    i like to use big and i mean goldfish like near a pound in size
    Warmouth and greenies are awesome river monster bait
     
  9. J.A.B.

    J.A.B. New Member

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    thanks guys.
     
  10. Catmanblues

    Catmanblues New Member

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    Gotten stick with my Gold fish or cut chubs.
     
  11. catslayer2

    catslayer2 New Member

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    Creek Chubs or Bluegill. Cut or live Bluegill is good they both work great.
     
  12. Catmanblues

    Catmanblues New Member

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    From my experiences there the best baits I have had luck with are Gold fish,large cut chubs, an israli carp. Seen nights a live chub would not work at all so I cut the tail off an then the bites were on. It's just a matter of trail an error really but as we all know big cats like live baits.