Geno's catfish bait

Discussion in 'LOCAL ILLINOIS TALK' started by steveg442, Aug 22, 2005.

  1. steveg442

    steveg442 New Member

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    Wondered if any one can help me? I fished with a guy one time that used a homemade type bait he says he bought at a baitshop at Lake Carlyle. He said it floated and was made with cattails and cheese. Has anyone used this bait and where might i be able to find some?
     
  2. ultima_cat_man

    ultima_cat_man New Member

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    you can get genos at most baits shops from carlyle to springfield, catfish connection sells it online also, i fish coffeen lake and use genos almost everytime and it works good for eating size fish, i dont know that it floats though, i use it tight lining, hope this helps, tim
     

  3. Rainman4u2

    Rainman4u2 Guest

    I'm not sure about that, but a guy in Geneseo IL makes a floating sponge bait worm, and a bait to go with it called WD3.

    Ray
     
  4. teaysvalleyguy

    teaysvalleyguy New Member

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    Had no luck with it at Carlyle in 2004. The lady at the bait shop told me how good it was but she may of just been a good saleswoman. But then again nothing worked in 2004 at Carlyle.
     
  5. screen

    screen New Member

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    Hey! Tea! What's sinkbait?
     
  6. steveg442

    steveg442 New Member

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    Thanks for the info.
     
  7. Desperado

    Desperado Active Member

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    Is it a dough bait or a dip bait??
     
  8. teaysvalleyguy

    teaysvalleyguy New Member

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    LMAO Screen, thought I fixed that. Guess not.

    It is a punch bait, really stiff and smells like.........yeah bad.
     
  9. Desperado

    Desperado Active Member

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    ok, thanks tea. I will have to give this bait a try. I'm going to check with Catfish Connection.
     
  10. astutzman

    astutzman New Member

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    At the risk of sounding like a complete catfishing newb....

    What's the difference between stink bait and punch bait?
     
  11. screen

    screen New Member

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    The way everyone throws arround terms here - different areas use different terms - like croppie and white bass - I believe they mean the same if I'm not wrong? 1) It stinks 2) you punch it to the bottom of the tub to coat it -
    ???????????????????????????? Dough are little balls you compress arround a hook- Hope I'm right?
     
  12. Rainman4u2

    Rainman4u2 Guest

    Stink bait goes on a plastic worm of somekind(like looper rigs), punch bait goes directly on the hook.

    Ray
     
  13. FS Driver

    FS Driver New Member

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    the last part of your post was the key point i think.
    it was so hot during that time that i think the cats were out in the deep channels of the lake like the river bed .
    i'd have to give that bait a second try maybe when the water wasn't so hot
     
  14. poopdeck [patrick]

    poopdeck [patrick] New Member

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    I used to fish with geno up at carlyle about 10 years ago and I learned a lot from him. I don/t go there any more. I have moved to granite city and now i fish the mississippi for the monsters. Anyway back to geno,s bait. It works great, the trick is to use a small #10 treble hook, we used eagle claw #10 gold.You can pull in some gig cats with that little hook.If you use big hooks it tends to fall off. Got any mississippi river fishers in here. Wanna go out with us on the boat and do some monster hunting? Shoot me a pm
     
  15. poopdeck [patrick]

    poopdeck [patrick] New Member

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    Anyone in here from the st louis are alton area that knows the river? Ive been fishing the river for years from the bank but we recently got a boat and were looking for some pointers on boat fishing. I love the flatheads but would also like to catch some monster blues.
     
  16. ultima_cat_man

    ultima_cat_man New Member

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    i know the river pretty good from alton dam down to chain of rocks, the 2 best spots are where the missouri puts in and the dam tailrace, fish the missouri with skipjack for the blues and the tailrace with live bait for the flatties,,, hope this helps. tim
     
  17. LilRyjoe04

    LilRyjoe04 New Member

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    Cut SkipJack is an awesome bait to use, but unfortunately it is hard to get in Indiana. That bait with the cattails and cheese sounds interesting. It is crazy what these cats will hit!!