Frozen fish filets.

Discussion in 'Flathead Catfish' started by bigkane, Aug 13, 2009.

  1. bigkane

    bigkane New Member

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    I was wondering if anyone has ever tried fishing with some of the different frozen or fresh fish fillets you can buy from name brand grocery stores. I watched a video on Youtube from someone using some type of fillet not usually used by everyday BOC 'ers, but I can't remember what they were using and can't find the dang video anymore. It seems like they were using salmon or tuna, something along that line. Any input is appreciated.
     
    Last edited: Aug 13, 2009
  2. Catfish_Scooter

    Catfish_Scooter New Member

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    Nope dont mess with that stuff.. i'll catch skippies before ill use that.:eek:oooh: But i use shrimp for monster channels on occassion when some moneys saved up.:big_smile::wink:
     

  3. KenMann

    KenMann New Member

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    Sounds too much like fish sticks, and I hate fish sticks.
     
  4. river scum

    river scum New Member

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    never used it myself but have read where people use mackerel or sardines. they are oily and therefore carry sent well. i would stick to fresh caught baits if i were you brother.
     
  5. ~Austin~

    ~Austin~ New Member

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    Fresh bait is best, but I've used things out of the freezer in a pinch. I had some swordfish steaks that were a little "ripe", that made great bait.
     
  6. KAW RIVER KILLER

    KAW RIVER KILLER New Member

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    It was most likely mackerel that the people in that video were using.
     
  7. USCA-RECLAIMED-ACCOUNT

    USCA-RECLAIMED-ACCOUNT New Member

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    I,ve tried mackerel just out of curiosity,got a few channels on it,but no flats.My brothers done alright with frozen gills though,IMO-I think it,s better if your using something native that the flats are used to.:wink:
     
  8. trickys10

    trickys10 New Member

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    i just recently started using smelt thats headed and gutted they are norm about 6 inches long and they are pretty oily i get a bag of 60 for about 4 bucks im not using that then good ol creek chubs work great
     
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  10. bluejay

    bluejay Well-Known Member

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    Another welcome Nick.
     
  11. Blacky

    Blacky New Member

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    Can't go wrong with fresh cut indigenous baits.
     
  12. katfish ken

    katfish ken New Member

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    I use frozen shad quiet a bit till I catch fresh bait . Then i use what ever I can catch fish on.
     
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  13. Jeremy Sheffey

    Jeremy Sheffey New Member

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    i have used frozen blue herring, they have a really good scent and it lasts a long time...