Fish heads

Discussion in 'Catfishing Baits' started by The_Mad_Catter, Apr 19, 2007.

  1. The_Mad_Catter

    The_Mad_Catter New Member

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    I have great luck fishing live gills, creekchub, and bullheads. I see a lot of people use gill heads. What is the advantage
     
  2. Chrisingeorgia

    Chrisingeorgia New Member

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    The only advantages that I can think of is the guts and organs that usually stay with the head when it's cut away from the body. There's plenty of blood and scent for a catfish to pick up on. Also, hooking the head through the eye socket makes it much harder for the cat to pull the bait from the hook. I've caught a number of nice catfish using bluegill heads.
     

  3. The_Mad_Catter

    The_Mad_Catter New Member

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    Ok thats what I guessed. I will have to give it a try because it makes sense to me:big_smile:
     
  4. Ghost River

    Ghost River New Member

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    I don't know why but heads consistantly produce more fish than any other cut for me. My partner and I politley share them but we both wish there were two on every fish.
     
  5. tnkatman

    tnkatman New Member

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    Gill heads work really good for channels or at least that has been my experience.
     
  6. TX Fisherman

    TX Fisherman New Member

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    is that all u can get off gill heads? mostly channels? then whats best for blues?
     
  7. allena

    allena New Member

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    The first time I used heads was on Lake Marion SC. We were fishing with Joe Drose, We were drift fishing with a narrow float in front of the head on the leader. It kept the head off the bottom as it drifted over structure. When the hits came the fish almost tore the float off with the head. All the fish we caught using this method were Blues. This is just my experience and a tip I picked up. When we were fishing Flatheads we anchored over the fish and used live Bream or bluegill with the tail fins cut off and the fish could only swim in a circle.
     
  8. Ahquabi_Master

    Ahquabi_Master New Member

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    LOL. wouldn't it be nice...
     
  9. Wyocatman

    Wyocatman New Member

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    My opinion on the subject is that most predators will eat their prey head first. They'll inhale the head expecting fish to be behind it, not hook! I think there more selective with the other pieces because it is just a "part" and not as natural as a head is. Just my opinion though;

    hope this sheds some light or illuminates something better,

    dru
     
  10. StuBone278

    StuBone278 New Member

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    I catch most of my blues off shad HEADS, and rarely catch on the lines set with the back half of the fish...
     
  11. MON RIVER RAT

    MON RIVER RAT New Member

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    The only advantage I know would be the scent trail. My brother has caught some nice channels using gill and chub head.
     
  12. Scott Daw

    Scott Daw New Member

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    fish heads
    fish heads
    rolly polly fish heads
    eat em up...... YUM!

    sorry couldnt resist