Crawdads (Good Bait)

Discussion in 'Catfishing Baits' started by TheCatfishingBoy, Jul 7, 2007.

  1. TheCatfishingBoy

    TheCatfishingBoy New Member

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    Hey,
    I was just wondering if useing Crawdads was good to catch nice size cats!
    :wink:
     
  2. richard dunbar

    richard dunbar New Member

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    Depends on how you use em. I like to hook em in the tail on a float about 6-8 inches off the bottom and let em drift
     

  3. CATFISH1998

    CATFISH1998 New Member

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    I tried them a few times all I could catch were carp. One big bass an a few small bass.
     
  4. BKS72

    BKS72 New Member

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    I love them for channels early in the year. They're good for about anything, especially around rocks and riprap. i talked to a guy the other day that was using them on his set lines and caught a 70# blue on one. Like Catfish says, most fish love them so you may catch a lot of other fish along with the cats.
     
  5. catdaddy007

    catdaddy007 Member

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    Crawdads are a very good catfish bait.I used a great biggun on a trotline one time and caught a 9 lb flathead.I always go by what my grandpaw used to say,"The bigger the bait,the bigger the fish".
     
  6. PhillyCatcatcher4

    PhillyCatcatcher4 New Member

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    I agree they are great for channels.:0a23:
     
  7. River_monster91

    River_monster91 New Member

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    caught some decent flatties on em...nothin to big but some nice keepers
     
  8. CJ21

    CJ21 New Member

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    I've agree with others, Crawdads are good bait.
     
  9. Pastor E

    Pastor E New Member

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    Yes Crayfish is a good bait for all cats:smile2:
     
  10. whiskerlover

    whiskerlover New Member

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    I use crawdad all the time. never caught anything huge but some nice fish.
     
  11. brakeless1

    brakeless1 New Member

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    Around here on the ohio river the drum perch won't leave them alone long enough for anything else to get them.
    I once caught a 7lb. large mouth bass on a rebel crawdad crankbait.

    I had some bang crawdad spray that smelled alot like rootbeer couldn't tell much diference when using it but if it covers other bad scent's I guess it can't hurt.
     
  12. jaybird78

    jaybird78 New Member

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    We use crawdads here all the time never caught anything on them but have heard of alot of people using them and catching alot on them. Maybe I don't hook them right.
     
  13. TOPS

    TOPS New Member

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    Crawdads can be a very good bait. Give them a try!:wink:
     
  14. Ed1

    Ed1 New Member

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    one of the largest channel cats I caught was on a crawdad