Fish Basket Info here in Alabama!!!

Discussion in 'LOCAL ALABAMA TALK' started by GrayGhost, Aug 7, 2007.

  1. GrayGhost

    GrayGhost New Member

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    I'm just starting to fish with Fish Baskets and was wondering if any one of Y'all might be able to help me out I need to no how many can I have I no I have to tag them and have a Licenses for them but thats about all I know any help would be nice. And what would be good for bait for them.
     
  2. catfish36301

    catfish36301 New Member

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    Dothan Alabama
    I belive you can have 4 baskets they have to be made of wood and tagged with name , address and lic. #
     

  3. baitchunker

    baitchunker New Member

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    the only guy i knew who fished baskets used this really nasty cheeze. he bought it by the barrell.
     
  4. GrayGhost

    GrayGhost New Member

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    Alabama
    Made of wood I thought you could use wire baskets I'll have to call the game warden to find out about that Thanks. As for the Cheeze bait I found some of that in 5 Gallon I'm thinking about buying it and giving it a shot it's only $15 can't hurt I had someone tell me about cottonseed mill cakes they said it worded good has anyon of Y'all heard of it?
     
  5. Rtpcat

    Rtpcat New Member

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    Yes, cottenseed mill works but the water has to be warm so it will sour.
    Cheese works in any temp water and the best fishing seems to be in cool water, winter and spring.
    I know old men who will use old bread loaves, watermelon, corn/shucks anythng from the garden that will sour. They catch fish in them, but they also know where to fish them. You just can't throw it in the water and catch fish, not nearly that easy.
     
  6. kkyyoottee

    kkyyoottee New Member

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    Iowa
    I remember my grandfather using some kind of brick cheese that smelled to high heaven but for the life of me I think it was linberger but not sure. :tounge_out:
     
  7. huntduck

    huntduck New Member

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    If you fish with baskets in AL,they must be made of wire and you must have seperate license.It will cost you 2 bucks a piece,and you can have up to four baskets.They must be tagged with name,address,and license #.If you fish with Slat (wooden) box's you must have a commercial license.
     
  8. GrayGhost

    GrayGhost New Member

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    Alabama
    Thanks for all your help:0a31: Any tips on where would be good places to put them in rivers would close to log jams be good or what?
     
  9. KatKaller

    KatKaller New Member

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    Alabama
    You HAVE to have a tag to run baskets, PERIOD. As stated above you can get a noncommercial license for up to 4 for a year for cheap.
     
  10. Cattledogz

    Cattledogz Active Member

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    Also remember for these types of questions, when you click on the link for your state you can then click on the State Agencies Link we have provided for each state and find answers there for your state.
     
  11. BamaRiverRat

    BamaRiverRat New Member

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    Alabama
    The number you can have varies as to where you are. For instance, I live near Lake Jordan. I can have one in the Elmore section of Jordan, but I can have 4 each on the Chilton county side and 4 on the Coosa county side. Call the Game and Fish office. That's where I got my info. The tags are $2.00 PER basket.

    The commercial licenses are $100 and those must be made of wooden slat boxes.
     
  12. randallewis

    randallewis New Member

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    Louisiana --Shreveport
    If you are fishing for channel catfish, we bait with cheese logs in La. Contact The Fish Net Company for a free Catalog. Has everything you need for cat fishing. http://www.fishnetco.com/ You will need bait bags also.
     
  13. bullet

    bullet New Member

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    alabama
    i used to fish with baskets on guntersville, I used to be able to get cheese (the worst smelling cheese you ever smelled) i got it at the feed and seed store on blount avenue. i bought these hand made wooden baskets from a guy near albertville they were almost a piece of art. i dont know where you can get baskets anymore. you have to check them everyday youll get turtles and muskrats in there too.
     
  14. pythonjohn

    pythonjohn New Member Supporting Member

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    Must have been limburger cheese ?