Bass for catfish bait ?

Discussion in 'Catfishing Baits' started by IfishFORcatfish, Nov 2, 2006.

  1. IfishFORcatfish

    IfishFORcatfish New Member

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    can you use bass to catch a catfish ??
     
  2. MR SANDMAN 800

    MR SANDMAN 800 New Member

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    You could...be careful if you do...gamefish might be illegal to use as bait in your area. There's a thread in the somewhere in the catfish section that talks about using a 2 lb bass as bait...maybe some more info for you in that thread...
     

  3. bhunt

    bhunt New Member

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    Game fish in texas is illegal to use as bait.
     
  4. raybait1

    raybait1 New Member

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    in texas if the game warden didnt get ya, the lynch mob sure would.
     
  5. craddock1

    craddock1 Active Member

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    game warden told me here in tennessee if it is legal to keep it is legal for bait. a bass would have to be 15 inches to be legal bait. if you cut it up it would no longer be legal because you could not prove the length. anyway i love bass too. if he is 15 inches i will eat him myself.
     
  6. SkiMax

    SkiMax New Member

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    Definately check your regulations. In Indiana any legal size gamefish can be used as bait as long as it was caught on rod and reel. I know of guys that use legal sized bass and have caught fish, but that's a big piece of bait and I would rather have a 16 inch shad or skipjack out there.
     
  7. CJ21

    CJ21 New Member

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    Its illegal, to use Bass for bait here. In Alabama the only game fish u can use for bait is bream. I would use shad or minnows anyway for bream.
     
  8. riverbud55

    riverbud55 Well-Known Member

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    Dale Miller
    NO, not in CA only live bait blue gills, tilaipa, and some sun fishes, gold fish also and that only for part s of CA like the colorado river , CK the regs