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Discussion in 'LOCAL OHIO TALK' started by Catfishkid24, Jul 20, 2009.
what do most of u guys use for bait in the ohio area and how do u catch it?
Blue gills are pretty must first baits out there. Catching with small pole an mill worms are easiest to use. I buy goldfish which is my go to bait. Others along with my self also bought a castnet an go toss it in the waters to catch shad/mooneyes.
Tyler, I use a lot of Bluegills. Two of my favorite baits is Suckers and large Creek Chubs, but I have a hard time getting those, when you get a half century plus on the old body you will find it is not easy getting out and wading creeks with a minnow seign:smile2:. But you can catch cats on either Chubs,Gills, or several others. Just keep trying different baits and soon you will find "your bait".
see if yu can catch you some warmouth or green sunfish
look on the ODNR website for pics of the under fish A-Z dynamite flat cat bait in my book
Your holding it in your avatar:wink:
Welcome to the BOC Tyler! For channel cats i use small bluegills or warmouth and cut shad. Flatheads I use anything big and Lively. Like Joe said thats a perfect bait in your avatar for a big ole flat! Good luck and hope you catch some good fish!
aint much more left to say! good luck buddy!!
Goldfish are usually my number one choice, but this year they haven't caught me a single fish. I've mainly been working with shad and suckers. Live and cut.
KROGER BRAND TIGER SHRIMP (RAW) WORKS GOOD FOR CATS, NIGHT CRAWERS STILL WORK. BUT LIKE WHAT THE REST OF THE GUYS SAID,LIVE,CUT BAIT IS THE BEST OF ALL FOR THE BIG ONES.
I use anything I can catch on rod and reel, Crappie, bluegills,bass bullheads, baby carp,channels. Bout the size of that fish in JB's avatar will do.
I'll use anything pretty much for channels, cause they seem to have no taste buds some times, not to say they can't be picky, but they're willing to eat almost anything. For Flathead you can use anything that swims that's small/big enough to fit in there mouth, and if it doesn't work live it might work cut up. I use a wide variety of methods to catch bait; traps, seines, cast net, and lastly with the rod and reel. Some people think bigger is better, and that's true sometimes, but not all the time, and don't forget to look through the regs and make sure that what your doing is legal, cause there's restrictions on all that stuff in one way or another. It's pretty much personal preference, if you like using it, and you catch what your after on it then use it, but don't be afraid to switch it up, because sometimes that's what it takes to stay productive. Good luck, and listen to these guys, they'll help you out, even if you think you've got it all figured out they'll still be able to teach you something, and answer most of your questions.