Catapa worms for bluegill

Discussion in 'Bluegill Fishing' started by beaneye46, May 15, 2006.

  1. beaneye46

    beaneye46 New Member

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    anyone ever use catapa worms, theyre more like catapillars and you can find them on catapa trees, theyre black with green stripes. every time ive used them, blue gill go crazy for them, and never matters how mutilated the bait gets, plus they stay on your hook real good. watch out though ive heard they bite.
     
  2. pescador

    pescador New Member

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    yeah they are great for catfish too catfish love them
     

  3. Ol Man

    Ol Man New Member

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  4. ar_confederate

    ar_confederate New Member

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    They are great bait. The catapillar juice will stain but they don't bite. They can also be frozen and the fish still love them. As a matter of fact, I'm trying to grow some trees now.
     
  5. ShilohRed

    ShilohRed New Member

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    Best bait for smaller fish. And cut them in half and there better. The juices get out faster that way.
    Also when I freeze my worms I cover them in flower or meal Keeps them from sticking together. And easy to get out and us then.
    Also freeze the seed and then plant them. They like to go through a freeze before growing. Take out of freezer and plant while still cold.
    Pete
     
  6. RamRod

    RamRod New Member

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  7. JMarrs328

    JMarrs328 New Member

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    I don't think we have them in PA. If we do, let me know!!!
     
  8. JMarrs328

    JMarrs328 New Member

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    Would a regular caterpillar work?