best buffalo bait

Discussion in 'Carp Fishing' started by kyledbarnes, Sep 24, 2008.

  1. kyledbarnes

    kyledbarnes New Member

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    alright guys, what is your favorite buffalo carp bait?
     
  2. NewMexicoCatfisher

    NewMexicoCatfisher New Member

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    Find the main nymphs or small crustaceans in your water, buffalo will usually be feeding on those. No other bait is really consistent, you can catch them occasionally, but nothing beats what's naturally in the water.
     

  3. Poppa

    Poppa New Member

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    I have seen commercial fisherman rigging up buffalo lines and they would
    use cotton sead meal cakes and cut them into 1/2 inch squares and put
    them on a trotline with very small rubber bands about 4 " above the hook.
    They would use these buffalo lines with jump boxes and it looked strange
    seeing a line jumped out with no bait on the hooks. But they caught the
    Buffalo.
     
  4. countrycat15

    countrycat15 New Member

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    hands down the best buff bait IMO is soybean meal,put half a corn pop on the hook and pack your bait around it.
     
  5. kyredneck

    kyredneck New Member

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    Right on Poppa; cottonseed is great for buffs or channels; I use cottonseed meal in boilies for trotline bait. From a previous post of mine on the 'Alt Methods' forum:

    http://www.catfish1.com/forums/showthread.php?t=89365

    “……..IME, channels will go for just about any flour based boilie no matter how it‘s scented, but the ‘sucker family’ does also. Boilies scented with corn tend to catch carp; boilies scented with cottonseed and or spinach tend to catch buffalo and red horse suckers. ……… “
     
  6. countrycat15

    countrycat15 New Member

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    awsome thread man!! reps to ya bud
     
  7. catfisherman369

    catfisherman369 Floyd

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    cottonseed is great for buffalo and corn for carps.
     
  8. Brentkeele

    Brentkeele New Member

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    I have caught more buffalo on small crappie jigs than anything else. Granted, I have not fished for them very often or put the effort of the cotton seed baits that would work much more effectively, but when the conditions are right a crappie jig can be a lot of fun with a 10 or 12 lb buff on it.