Cut trout?

Discussion in 'Blue Catfishing' started by lnghr22, Jul 21, 2006.

  1. lnghr22

    lnghr22 New Member

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    has any1 ever tried to use cut trout for big blues, i would think it would work but i dont know?
     
  2. Greg32

    Greg32 New Member

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    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.
     

  3. laidbck111

    laidbck111 New Member

    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.
     
  4. gadzooks

    gadzooks New Member

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    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.
     
  5. RRaider

    RRaider Guest

    lnghr22, It is absolutely illegal to use trout as bait in texas.
     
  6. Jimmy Don

    Jimmy Don Member

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    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.:eek:oooh:
     
  7. Mutt

    Mutt Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    cant use them in cali either.
     
  8. tncatfishing

    tncatfishing New Member

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    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.
     
  9. drc3

    drc3 New Member

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    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.
     
  10. grizzly

    grizzly New Member

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    That might be OK. But in Arkansas it's a real no-no.
     
  11. ribsplitter

    ribsplitter New Member

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    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.