Crickets

Discussion in 'Homemade baits' started by catman529, Nov 10, 2006.

  1. catman529

    catman529 New Member

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    Catfish love crickets, but only if the bream don't get em first (which happens 90% of the time). Caught my first channel on a cricket at the creek and a 19 incher at a lake. I don't use them often though.
     
  2. pk_powell

    pk_powell New Member

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    Look at this way,if they just catch Bream,well thats ok cause Bream will catch cats so not really losing anything except if cats decide they have lockjaw!:crazy:
     

  3. cattinfever999

    cattinfever999 New Member

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    I remember using crickets when I was a young girl. It took me a little while to get use to putting them on the hook.
     
  4. IrishO'Brady

    IrishO'Brady New Member

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    Id consider myself a mans man... but I HATE crickets. They catch fish very well, however I don't have the heart to grab them so I use alternate bait :lol:
     
  5. Hootowlc3

    Hootowlc3 New Member

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    Grass hoppers are good cat bait also. This one would catch a huge catfish.
     

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  6. 223reload

    223reload New Member

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    Ive' never used crickets but the hottest action ive ever had for channels was with hoppers in either july or august and i gaught my limit of 15 all 2-3 pounders in about 25 minets
     
  7. slimepig

    slimepig New Member

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    for crappie i like crickets, but for cats i like those big yellow jumbo grasshoppers. several years ago a swarm came through n was easy pickens. there were so many the road was black from all of em gettin run over.
     
  8. fichere

    fichere New Member

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    wish i had enough post to see it fichere
     
  9. buddah

    buddah New Member

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    Well Idunno bout' catties but the trout, smallies, and crappie love em!
     
  10. nathan8372

    nathan8372 New Member

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    We catch crickets down here in Texas, we just dig a hole in the ground and put a piece of cheese in it, check the next morning and the hole would be full

    I imagine fresh crickets would be a good additive to a fresh cheese bait.
     
  11. nathan8372

    nathan8372 New Member

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    ..congrats On The Father To Be buddah!
     
  12. Ol Man

    Ol Man New Member

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    Well, get busy, Tom... Ya only got 7 more... Welcome to the BOC... :lol:
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    momentum, n.: What you give a person when they are going away.
     
  13. 1 cattin dude

    1 cattin dude New Member

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    Welcome to the BOC Tom!
     
  14. CatswithBats

    CatswithBats New Member

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    how do you set up a rig with a cricket on it?
     
  15. catman529

    catman529 New Member

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    Both cats I caught were on small straight-shank hooks below 1" bobbers. Split shot is optional. Great bream rig but that's also on the cat's menu:smile2:
     
  16. CatswithBats

    CatswithBats New Member

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    Crickets dont really give off a scent tho do they?
     
  17. catman529

    catman529 New Member

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    Crickets do have a scent but you can smell it most when there are many in a container. It is not very pleasant to the human but is irresistable to the fish:smile2:
     
  18. lroyal

    lroyal New Member

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    Yeh crickets tend to stink when u get alot in one place.
     
  19. ka_c4_boom

    ka_c4_boom New Member

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    yep natural baits are always good . crickets , grass hoppers , worms , slugs , grubs , helgramites , crawfish . i used to catch many a fish on these baits back before i got all hi-tech with a boat and cast net now all i use are shad and skipjack , heck i havent fished from the bank but once in the past year . oh well good luck guys
     
  20. alands94

    alands94 Active Member

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    Hoppers have been dynamite for me in August. Crickets work well during the summer floating under a float over rip rap.