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Discussion in 'LOCAL TENNESSEE TALK' started by cattracker13, Dec 6, 2009.
I have noticed several people talk about using carp for bait. Is carp a good catfish bait..
I've not used em...yet, I have a pretty good supply of Skips. I hear from a lot of folks that it works pretty well though.
I don't have a clue, but if you find out please let me know. As many carp as we catch that would be alot of bait.:smile2:
works for me ..if i can get em small enough
Jeffro, how do you cut them up?:tounge_out:
liek me 4-6 inches long and live....if i cut em..i just cut em... if the fish is that picky on his cut of meat then he can go get his own elsewhere lol
I use skipjacks mostly as I can get my hands on them more easily.
I can't find carp small enough for bait. If I catch one it's usually at least 8 pounds or bigger. But I've always heard that cut carp is a good catfish bait.
How big a catfish would it take to swallow an 8 lb carp? :crazy:
And talk about buffalo fish, I don't think I've ever seen one of those less than 15 pounds. :embarassed:
festus I caught a 38 pound blue a few years ago. He had a fish tail sticking about 4 inches out of his mouth when I got that 6 pound blue out of him he weighed 32 pounds so you are looking at at least a 35 pounder to swallow that 8 pound carp. now just consider how much bait you are going to have to bait a 50 hook trot line. LOL What size boat You gona need to haul your fish in.
We used to go out in the back water near J-ville ,on the reserve It has been so long ,I can't remember what time of the year. I will ask my daddy and get back with you . We used a sain to catch them. 2 to 5 in long . We used them when we commercial fished. It's like always just what ever they are biting.