Bluegills & Goldfish As Bait

Discussion in 'LOCAL VIRGINIA TALK' started by tnkatman, Apr 13, 2006.

  1. tnkatman

    tnkatman New Member

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    Bluff City, TN
    This Is My 1st Year Fishing In VA, I Live In TN On The VA / TN Border Line. I Got My License So I Can Fish A Nearby River. I Was Wondering If It's Legal To Use Bluegill And Goldfish As Bait And Also If It's Legal To Use Cut Bait In VA ?
     
  2. Otter

    Otter New Member

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    Virginia
    I'm not sure about goldfish, but you may use bluegills as long as you catch each one with hook and line.
     

  3. mack in n.c.

    mack in n.c. Member

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    cary nc
    goldfish are legal in va........allens tackle in ringgold va sells them..........mack
     
  4. flathead willie

    flathead willie Well-Known Member

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    Goldfish are legal but bream (Bluegill, Sunnys, Shellcrackers, and Warmouth), also Redeye work better! They bigger the bait, the bigger the catch!
     
  5. Jarosh

    Jarosh New Member

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    Culpeper, Virginia
    I prefer to use cut shad for the big ones.