BULLHEADS OR GOLDFISH?

Discussion in 'Catfishing Baits' started by Catfish-Demon, Apr 25, 2009.

  1. Catfish-Demon

    Catfish-Demon New Member

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    I live in Missouri up in the northeast part, I have lots of lakes but no big rivers close to fish in. My question is when fishing lakes which bait usually works best bullheads of goldfish and should these baits be used live or should they be cut? I will mainly be trying to catch big blues.......
     
  2. Welder

    Welder New Member

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    Goldfish would work for blue and flats. Bullheads more of a flathead bait.
    Try cut carp for blues or shad you will do alot better on it for em .:wink:
     

  3. brinley45cal

    brinley45cal Active Member

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    i think gold fish should always be fished live,bullheads it depends.If im fishing a lake i might cut it up,where as if im fishing a big river i might chunk it out alive.It also depends on the size of the bullhead as well.
     
  4. kyleco55

    kyleco55 Well-Known Member

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    first off, welcome to the BOC!!

    personally, ive never tried bullheads for bait, but plan to this year.. as far as goldfish, ive used them a few times live and tried both on bottom, and under a bobber with little success... my favorite bait for bank fishing in lakes is, like stated above, cut shad or cut carp.. bluegill heads are also a pretty good bait in lakes and ponds.. hope this helps you out...

    oh yeah almost forgot.. shrimp too.. either raw right out of the bag, or throw some garlic or vanilla in there.. this mainly works on the channels though..
     
  5. Dirtdobber

    Dirtdobber Guest Staff Member

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    I use bullheads for flatheads and cut bait for blues. I've only used goldfish one time, we caught some nice blues on them. I catch my own bait now so I don't use goldfish. I friend if mine has a pond with goldfish so I may try some this year.