Best bait of the year

Discussion in 'LOCAL PENNSYLVANIA TALK' started by saros2500, Oct 15, 2009.

  1. saros2500

    saros2500 New Member

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    I was checkin out the weather for tomorrow, "feels like" 33 f*****ing degrees!!!!. Guess the season is just about officially closed. Well needless to say it's time to start talking about the past year until next season comes to keep us sane. I was wonderin what you guys found to be your best baits this year. For me it was all about the big chubs and bullhead. Pretty much all year too... green sunnies did well for a few weeks but then my bullhead just started getting slaughtered so i went entirely to them and a few chub.
     
  2. Blacky

    Blacky New Member

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    I caught most of my 20+lb flatheads on smallmouth bass.
     

  3. Sunnies.
     
  4. USCA-RECLAIMED-ACCOUNT

    USCA-RECLAIMED-ACCOUNT New Member

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    Gills,mainly because that,s what I used 95% of the time.
     
  5. ste6168

    ste6168 New Member

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    Just like Pat, gils for me because I used them "almost" exclusively. If I had a place to get bullheads, I would probably use them just as much, if not more.
     
  6. lendog

    lendog New Member

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    i used alot of sunnies, but had alot of luck with lively rock bass and warmouths
     
  7. bw69r

    bw69r Well-Known Member

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    trout.
     
  8. waynesburgjay

    waynesburgjay New Member

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    Yeah,what he said:big_smile:
     
  9. PaJay-p

    PaJay-p Guest

    Add me to the Trout list.Chubs and suckers close behind.
     
  10. HEY!!:angry:

    That's my line chump!:confused2::smile2::wink:
     
  11. Mr. Foster

    Mr. Foster New Member

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    Green sunfish was the ticket for me.
     
  12. Eich

    Eich New Member

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    Mine was some kind of bluegill/sunfish hybrid. Most of what I call bluegill from where I get bait is not a pure strain of bluegill (darn prolific breeders). But hey, they seem to be livelier than normal, so that's good. Any of you other guys noticing this in you bait getting areas? :wink:

    Ray
     
  13. mte

    mte New Member

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    Green sunnies and rock bass were the most consistent for me when the water was warmer. Now its all about creek chubs
     
  14. mte

    mte New Member

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    Ray, you might be catching hybrids but they are probably just another specie of sunfish. Here in Lancaster county the creeks I get bait from have a mixed bag of sunfish. I have caught longears, greens, redbreast, pumpkinseed, bluegills and rock bass all from the same creek but not in the same location. Different spots gave up one or two species but I never found all of them together in the same spot. Fish one spot and you'll catch one or two types, move a half mile away and get different species.

    Mike
     
  15. readingcatfisher

    readingcatfisher New Member

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    Mostly sunnies but got one 20+ on a half of a fallfish
     
  16. RebelMan

    RebelMan Guest

    fallfish all the way!:cool2: