Dead Chickens for bait????LOL

Discussion in 'LOCAL OHIO TALK' started by tbull, Oct 26, 2009.

  1. tbull

    tbull New Member

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    ProstreetS10 (Josh) can back me up on this, because we were at his house when this guy told us this. He swore up and down that he would use whole dead chickens on the Ohio River for catfish bait, said he would let them sit for hours and hours if he had to and catch MONSTER catfish...You guys buy this? I guess it would make sense to me for all fish in the river to take a bite out of any dead carcus, but wouldnt you need like a 50ot hook to catch the fish...:eek:oooh::eek:oooh::eek:oooh:???
     
  2. fishmonster13

    fishmonster13 New Member

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    sounds a bit fishy to me:smile2: i don't think you would need a 50/0 hook. we use a 14/0 for 100lb+ tarpon. i just wonder how you would keep the liitle fish,gar etc from just nibbling away at it
     

  3. catfishfearme

    catfishfearme New Member

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    What about casting it? Or the wait.What the hell would you do, drift to a spot you want it in drop it, let it hit bottom, then drift off while feeding it line till you got a way's from it ,Then reel in slack :confused2:
     
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  4. fishmonster13

    fishmonster13 New Member

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    casting a whole chicken :smile2::smile2:man thats funny ,the image in my head of somebody trying to cast a whole chicken ,i'd probably end up flinging it one direction while hook,line and sinker go the other:big_smile: can you imagine the rod you would need.how about a big ol' turkey:smile2::smile2:think of the monster you could bring in with that
     
  5. BIG GEORGE

    BIG GEORGE New Member

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    I'd rather use a cat. LOL!:crazy:
     
  6. fishmonster13

    fishmonster13 New Member

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    wouldn't that be almost cannibalistic:smile2:
     
  7. Colsrob

    Colsrob Active Member

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    It may sound fishy, and it's something I would never be interested in, but I know for a fact of such a case. It was my father.:smile2:

    I never seen him actually catch anything while we were fishing, but he told of times past when he hooked big ones. It was from a boat. He would use a whole chicken, wrapped by heavy string, thrown off of the boat like a lasso, and tied off to a cleat.

    I just laugh at him today about it. He's a good sport and laughs with me, all the while sticking to his story and not backing down a bit.
     
  8. catfishrollo

    catfishrollo New Member

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    Travis, I will bring a lobster, you bring a chicken... and if neither work, we can flip a quarter for who has to noodle first! :wink::big_smile: rollo
     
  9. catwhisper

    catwhisper New Member

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    Instead of casting the chicken take it out there alive hook it and let it fly far as you need then shoot it and theres you cast:smile2:
     
  10. flatheadslayer

    flatheadslayer New Member

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    if yall don't catch nothing yall got dinner anyway.:big_smile:
     
  11. tbull

    tbull New Member

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    I would love to watch someone cast both, both would be absolutley histarical to watch!!!:smile2::smile2::smile2:.....Rollo, there isnt enough liquor in Ohio for me to reach my hand down into a hole under water...:eek:oooh:
     
  12. centexcop

    centexcop Well-Known Member

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    I've read about people using road kill. Chicken would work the same, in the manner they were using it.

    They were hanging it from a tree limb, just over the water. It was left there for several days and when the maggots would take over, they would fall in the water..... Thus creating a so called irresistible catfish chum.

    I can usually manage to catch fair amounts of catfish and don't ever see a need to resort to such measures, but it does give you something to think about.
     
  13. Flootie16

    Flootie16 New Member

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    speaking of this.... a few years back vern parrish and his brother (or cousin) showed up to our tourney with a buck of dead chickens....like the parts of the chickens. and they actually gave my partner max and i some and we fished with them and actually got a lot of bites on them. feathers and all! :smile2:
     
  14. corklabus

    corklabus New Member

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    After considering just HOW to cast a chicken.......the only thing I can think of is put the pole in the holder, release the line and just THROW the CHICKEN.
    Back to the lobster idea...... I think I'd suspend him just a bit off the bottom. No use gettin him all dirty.......:smile2:
     
  15. mintaka

    mintaka Well-Known Member

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    I would imagine that would be a feat. Especially trying to get whatever bites in. Good luck to those who try , but you'd probably have to use muskie or deep sea tackle to do it successfully.
     
  16. fmb

    fmb New Member

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    I've tried KFC leftovers while camping but never a whole chicken....maybe thats what I'm doing wrong...:big_smile:

    does a dead chicken float???
     
  17. catfisherman369

    catfisherman369 Floyd

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    :0a24::smile2:
     
  18. Jeremy Sheffey

    Jeremy Sheffey New Member

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    i know of guys that use live baby chicks for bait, they dont stay that way long, but they do fish with them. however they aren't whole chickens. personally ill stick to gills and other baits, they may swear by them, but im not using them.
     
  19. catfisherman369

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    Them southern guys would be having to fight gators . I have heard of using fresh killed chickens with its throat cut for wels catfish .
     
  20. tackleholic

    tackleholic New Member

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    Sharks, maybe! Gatars, maybe! CATFISH, NO WAY!!!