catching leeches

Discussion in 'Catfishing Baits' started by nycathunter, Mar 13, 2008.

  1. nycathunter

    nycathunter New Member

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    Oftentimes bait shops here in the far north, do not have a consistent supply of leeches, or their leeches appear somewhat dull and/or inactive. So on your next visit to our neck of the woods, remember to bring along a couple coffee cans...a very useful tool enabling you to procure all the leeches that you could possibly need or want! Nothing is more better than fresh, alive and active run-away leeches. Here's how.



    Begin by adding some rocks to a coffee can for weight, along with a few fish heads for attractant. (Prolific sunfish or perch are ideal) Next, close the top of the can by crimping the can center rims together, leaving narrow slits along the sides of the can. Place can in shallow, weedy marsh area. Remove the can before sun up the next day.



    Open the can and allow it to sit a couple of hours. Those leeches that have escaped are "horse leeches" and are not an acceptable bait to use. Keep leeches that remain in can for your bait. anyone else have any other ideas ??
     
  2. Jerry60k

    Jerry60k Member

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    Chicken liver (fresh) is also an ideal attractant.This is about the best way to catch leeches.
     

  3. mariofish

    mariofish New Member

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    nice flathead:big_smile:
     
  4. mariofish

    mariofish New Member

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    what kind of fish is that:wink:
     
  5. nycathunter

    nycathunter New Member

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    the one in my avatar is a carp
     
  6. jtrew

    jtrew New Member

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    Why are horse leaches not 'acceptable'?
     
  7. nycathunter

    nycathunter New Member

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    fish seem to ignore horse leeches not sure if its cause of there scent or if there just not as active as others
     
  8. 10IbsBass

    10IbsBass New Member

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    thanks for that post
     
  9. uttatoo

    uttatoo New Member

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    another good baite is my friend cj who for some reason always gets them when we sien for baite ha ha better him than me
     
  10. CountryHart

    CountryHart New Member

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    Never used a leech. Do ya just worm em on the hook? When i lived on a minnow farm they would get on my legs while seigning and despised the dern things.:angry:
     
  11. Jerry60k

    Jerry60k Member

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    You Hook em in the sucker.Use 3-4 for big cats.Man you talk about an evil looking mess of something in the water.

    A good leech will stretch 4 times its length easy.
     
  12. mariofish

    mariofish New Member

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    nice flatheads i use them for walleye:big_smile:
     
  13. mariofish

    mariofish New Member

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    good job that is a cool deal:wink:
     
  14. catfisherman_eky3

    catfisherman_eky3 New Member

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    I know here you can buy leaches at wal mart