Cutbait Duration

Discussion in 'All Catfishing' started by BigOleW9, Jun 1, 2006.

  1. BigOleW9

    BigOleW9 New Member

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    When fishing for big channel cats, how long do you guys leave cutbait in the water without putting on a fresh piece?
     
  2. flathunter

    flathunter New Member

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    Appx 20 minutes for me.
     

  3. catchinghogs

    catchinghogs Well-Known Member

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    I dont use cut bait to often. What i like to do is step on em get the guts hanging out and let them sit out in the water and eventually a channel will hit it . Works about 90 percent of the time.
     
  4. Taliesin

    Taliesin New Member

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    Really good question. I usually go about an hour, but I've kinda been wondering if that was about right.
     
  5. copycat

    copycat New Member

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    Really good question! It depends on what the bait is. fished with cut eel last week for the first time and it seemed to hold up real well! Caught 4 or more fish on the same piece. Shad or bunker doesn't seem to hold up as good or as long and many times a cat hits it with in 10 - 15 mins if the fish are there and in feed mode.
     
  6. Arkie55

    Arkie55 New Member

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    15 to 20 minutes for me. As soon as I think the oil has disipated from the bait a fresh piece goes on.
     
  7. IL Hunter

    IL Hunter New Member

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    I'd say 20 minutes max. I've also noticed that if there is some gut inside it fish tend to hit it better. If I get a bite that I don't hook up on I often find the guts missing and it doesnt seem to be as attractive to the ol' channels anymore.
     
  8. Driver

    Driver New Member

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    Right on!

    15 minutes or until gut/blood is washed or smacked out of it from a hit. I should say this applies to shad which is what I use about 90% of the time. When using whole fresh killed distressed chubs I will go up to 1/2 hour.
     
  9. jerseycat9

    jerseycat9 New Member

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    Yeah id have to agree with twenty minutes but if you rebaited twice and didnt get a hit id think its time to move
     
  10. Arkansascatman777

    Arkansascatman777 New Member

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    If I have plenty of bait I will change baits every 15 minutes But when fresh bait is hard to come by I may catch 3 or 4 fish with the same bait. 777
     
  11. mdudes17

    mdudes17 New Member

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    20 to 30 minutes
     
  12. blackhorse83

    blackhorse83 New Member

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    15 to 30 min. is what I do depends on the current