Different ways for cut bait

Discussion in 'All Catfishing' started by TA2D, Jun 17, 2006.

  1. TA2D

    TA2D New Member

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    While reading "Sport Fishing" I came across some interesting ways that the saltwater guys do their cut bait, the first on is the MAJA cut named after the boat that it was invented on, they use this for striper fishing up in the Northeastern US

    PIC 1: Poor little unsuspecting baitfish

    PIC 2: Shows the cut lines, when cutting they cut into the fish and then at a 45 degree angle towards the tail almost like fileting so the guts and other goodies are exposed for the "chum slick"

    PIC 3: End result crudely drawn in MS Paint

    Aaron

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  2. TA2D

    TA2D New Member

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    Here is the other way described in the magazine

    PIC 1: Unsuspecting fish again

    PIC 2: Cut lines, when cutting the fish, cut ahead of the gills so there is some structure to hook into especially for soft baits like chubs.

    PIC 3: Rigged up and ready to go

    Aaron

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  3. TA2D

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    Here are the pics for the first post! OOPS!

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  4. laidbck111

    laidbck111 New Member

    you post a bunch of good tips. thanks. I also have a neat way to cut my bait. I like to cut the tail off at a slight angle then from the cut fillet one side but make sure to leave it attached then attach the cut bait to the hook through the eyes and flip the fillet up on the hook also. this has work great for me through the years.
     
  5. TA2D

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    I think someone on here does that and they call it a "butterfly" cut

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  6. TA2D

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    Cutbaiters want to give some feedback? Just curious if these would work well?

    Aaron

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