Eels

Discussion in 'Catfishing Baits' started by Cat Assassins, Sep 16, 2009.

  1. Cat Assassins

    Cat Assassins New Member

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    Whats up, i'm new to this form. I wanted to know if any of yall were bulk ordering eels off line. I am tired of paying $3.00 at the bait shop
     
  2. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Charlie Welcome to the BOC, from So. Illinois. Sorry I can't help you on the Eel question.
     

  3. Cat Assassins

    Cat Assassins New Member

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    Thanks I am from Johnston county NC
     
  4. Jollymon

    Jollymon Well-Known Member

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    Charlie i get some from the bait shop at times but rite now i am catching some in the river downtown an freezing them for later usage
     
  5. Eich

    Eich New Member

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    Catching your own is what would be my suggestion. Eels are quite hardy and probably freeze well. Welcome to BOC.

    Ray
     
  6. Cat Assassins

    Cat Assassins New Member

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    Thanks guys for info i have a pond near my house that i have caught a few in with a fish trap. But i'm look of a larg supply. I have looked on line but keep coming up empty. The bait shops have to order them from somewere Right.
     
  7. Bill in SC

    Bill in SC New Member

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    Eels used to be around here all the time. Then, they got scarce. I wanted to start catching them so I could sell them as they are $1.25 to $2.25 in the baits shops in Florence. I did some research and came up with this:

    http://www.catfish1.com/forums/showthread.php?t=124780

    BTW: I think the SC eel sellers buy them in bulk from NC. I know that eels congregate at the power dam at Blewitt Falls when they migrate up river. I heard that you could dip, them up by the thousands, but I haven't been able to find anyone to tell me WHERE specifically, nor have I found the regulations on it. Hope this helps, and if you get anymore info, post it up!

    Bill in SC