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Discussion in 'Blue Catfishing' started by lnghr22, Jul 21, 2006.
has any1 ever tried to use cut trout for big blues, i would think it would work but i dont know?
I've never tried trout as bait, I use bluegill and sucker. They work well. If you do use trout, please let us know how well it worked.
if trout are natural are stocked into the water you fish then use them. If not take some with you and try them out along with your other bait choice(s). The fish will let you know if they want to eat it. If you do try it I would use at least a couple of times if you don't have success the first time before I gave it up.
Be careful, trout are gamefish and in most states, its illegal to use them. Sure don't want to be caught with undesize trout if there is a length limit in your state.
lnghr22, It is absolutely illegal to use trout as bait in texas.
It is the same way in Arkansas. They caught some guys using them to catch stripers here a couple of years ago. I think they hung them.oooh:
cant use them in cali either.
If they were big enough they would be in the skillet. As far as I know they are illegal to use as bait, they are a game fish.
People use them here in east TN for strpier bait but they must be bought from a trout farm. They will print you out a reciept and sign it.
That might be OK. But in Arkansas it's a real no-no.
I want to think its legal in kentucky as long as the fish was of legal size and caught with a trout stamp . But i wouldnt swear to it just seem to remember reading a posting on another site from a game warder about a similar question.But i do know for a fact that blues will hit scraps from the cleaning of trout such as heads.