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Discussion in 'Catfishing Baits' started by BILLYP, Jan 30, 2007.
Has anyone heard of this new minnow
The Black Salty.
Yes and they work rather well. They look like a gray goldfish but they will live for along time in a bucket. I had some I kept for at least 6 weeks just in a bucket of water.
r they salt or freshwater bait fish?
where did u order them from?
They are great! I caught my PB flathead last year on one. I have used them for a couple of years now. They are nothing more than a hybrid goldfish and carp. Some of them look just like small carp, especially the smaller ones.
They are excellent bait, and will stay alive forever, both on the hook, and in the bucket. They are strong swimmers too! They will give you a fricken heart atack if you are using a light weight, jerk your rod around every once in a while!:tounge_out:
how big are they
They have them in all the bait shops around here, usually they are cheaper than gold fish and especially cheaper than perch. They come in sizes from 3" to 6" for the most part.
I've had good and bad experiences with them, good for channels but not as good for blues.Its probably just because I dont put much time into fishin with them.I'm guilty of not giving a new bait a chance and wanting to use what I always use.
You might think I'm crazy, but the black saltys and live in saltwater too.
Salties are a member of the carp family, just like gold fish. They are hardy, there are four live ones in my bait bucket that have been there 2 weeks. The have a pretty good smell to them when you cut them for cut bait.
i have seen the black salties at the bait shop, but i was wondering if they were just a regular black goldfish or something else. does anybody know the 'literal' name of this baitfish?
From my understanding they are a hybred of some sort. I know they live longer than any other baitfish I've used.
I wonder if those are what we call Israeli carp around here? If so,their great bait.I caught several flatties on them last year.22.7lbs was the biggest from them.
Been looking and it looks like the Black Salty, is nothing more than a goldfish that was bred back towards it's original form.
John, the Black Salty is Carassius carassius, and the Israeli carp is Cyprinus Carpio. They are both cyprinids, and can interbreed.
LakeNormanBlues uses them a bunch; PM him.
I have used them and they are a tough live bait. You can fish them a good while without killing them. I have only used them with Mac since no one around here sells them.
Not many bait shops around here carry them. I've heard good things about them.
You guys have got me interested in these Black Saltys, anybody know if they are sold up here in Indiana? I noticed most of you guys posting are from southern states and I wonder if bait suppliers get them here.
The balck salty to my knowledge is a minnow/carp hybrid bait. I have been using them when i go to Kansas for the past 2 years for cats and wipers (hybrid bass) and they work very well and are tough baits compared to the normal shiners. Too bad the bait shops around my area do not carry them, I would definitely buy them.
You are right in that they are a minnow/goldfish/carp mixed and will live longer on a hook just like goldfish. I have a hactery 5 miles from my house who handle them and i get all they can get over 6". Last season they had a good many around the 10" range and are great live bait for big blues. They are also easy to keep . I house them in a old chest freezer with a pond pump running for air and have had them in there for weeks at a time. They also grow fast like a goldfish. if you feed them right you can see 1 or 2" in just about a month.