Blue catfish question

Discussion in 'LOCAL ILLINOIS TALK' started by catfisherman369, Aug 27, 2008.

  1. catfisherman369

    catfisherman369 Floyd

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    I KNOW THERE IS PLACES TO LEARN THE ANSWER TO THIS QUESTION ON HERE , BUT I FIGURED I WOULD ASK IT ANYWAY .

    I JUST LEARNED THAT THE WATER I BEEN FISHING SINCE 1995 HAS BLUES IN IT , REASON I KNOW THIS IS BECAUSE I CAUGHT ONE TODAY IT WAS 26 POUNDS I WAS SUPRISED I ALWAYS HAVE USED GENOS OR SONNYS AT THIS PLACE CAUSE IT PRODUCES ALOT OF CHANNELS AND SOME FLATS . I CUAGHT THE BLUE ON SONNYS , BUT I KNOW THEY USUALLY DONT BITE ON THIS BAIT I WAS WONDERING WHAT WOULD PRODUCE MORE BLUES ANY IDEAS WOULD BE GREAT I HAVE NEVER FISHED BLUES .
     
  2. Kutter

    Kutter New Member

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    Shad, alive, cut into strips or the gut pocket.
    Asians, cut only. (illegal in MO to use alive)
    Bluegill & goldfish, also cut into strips or alive.

    Over all, I would go with the shad first, bluegill second.
     

  3. billcatfish

    billcatfish New Member

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    look at your bait fish that you have were your fishing try them out as for us here on the ohio river just about any thing works well try cut blue gills or shad or if you can get your hands on some skip jacks there great for the blues
     
  4. catinaldatime

    catinaldatime New Member

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    Girard, IL
    live and cut,bluegill and shad.i use a decent sized bait,most of the time i will have live on 1 and cut on the other.
     
  5. bnewsom71

    bnewsom71 New Member

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    I couldn't have said it better.
     
  6. crankbait77

    crankbait77 New Member

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    North Carolina
    With the addition of eels.
     
  7. bwhupp

    bwhupp New Member

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    cut bait all the way!
     
  8. Don Wessling

    Don Wessling New Member

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    Floyd, I'm happy to here your putting bait on the hook again after your medical problem. Hope things are going good. Would like to get with you one of these weekends and do some fishing since we live in the same area. PM me sometime.