Goldeye or mooneye

Discussion in 'LOCAL MISSOURI TALK' started by primitivefrn, Oct 23, 2006.

  1. primitivefrn

    primitivefrn Member

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    Has anybody, every used goldeye, for bait, and does it freeze as good as skipjack, any place on Missouri river to catch them,
    Thanks
    Jim
     
  2. crazy

    crazy New Member

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    Oh yeah there great bait. Although I don't get many of them but when I do it's some of the best there is.
     

  3. usmc0208

    usmc0208 New Member

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    North Carolina
    I've never tried them before, but I hear they are good.
     
  4. GaryF

    GaryF New Member

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    Goldeye are awesome. It’s good bait fresh and it also freezes well, stays on the hook, it’s an oily bait without the shad smell, and the blues like it.

    Find a small stream flowing into the main river and sometimes you can catch a bunch right there in the runout. A low water dam a short distance up a tributary would be perfect if you can find one. You can also catch goldeye in the swirl back below the wing dikes at times, but it’s hit and miss and a pretty slow process – not worth the time just for bait, but sometimes it’s a good use of the 3rd pole.

    Goldeye become pretty scarce after the middle of May or so, at least for me. Maybe I just haven’t tried the right places or the right baits. I’ve caught them mostly on worms, under a bobber on a small hook, but you can also catch them on minnows or crappie jigs.