Goldfish good catfish bait?

Discussion in 'Catfishing Baits' started by The Joker, Mar 14, 2007.

  1. The Joker

    The Joker New Member

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    good bait what types of cats are they good for
     
  2. skipjackking

    skipjackking New Member

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    I have had fairly good luck with them for flat, and blues and channel, but seems like i have always caught more on bream for some reason.
     

  3. txthumper1691

    txthumper1691 New Member

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    I put goldfish on my trot lines. Have had really good luck. I use it alot. catch big flatties mostly, sme blues.
     
  4. Ahquabi_Master

    Ahquabi_Master New Member

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    I've heard they work great for flats but I've never tried them myself. Best of luck to you.
     
  5. skipjackking

    skipjackking New Member

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    Its weird because ive had bream on one half of thetrotline and gold on the other and couldnt keep fish off the bream and they wouldnt touch the gold an then vice versa guess they are sometimes picky like us?
     
  6. catfishn72

    catfishn72 New Member

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    good for flatheads but i have better luck with gills.
     
  7. flatheadhunterx

    flatheadhunterx Active Member

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    i have caught all 3 on them but mainly blues and flatties.
     
  8. catfishjohn

    catfishjohn New Member

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    I've had pretty good luck with them.I caught my PB flattie with a goldfish.I like Israeli carp also.They live a little longer and give off a pretty good scent the cats like.
     
  9. bluehunter

    bluehunter New Member

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    They make good bait. Generally the smaller flats hit them but you can get bigger ones one them from time to time. A buddy got a 48 pounder on a gold fish.
     
  10. poisonpits

    poisonpits Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    2 yrs ago i put 50 3 to 4 inch gold fish in a pond about 20 foot across.went over mon. to feed them and they were all up on top.soaking up this warm weather we are having.they looked to be about 8 to 10 inches long now so i guess ill be finding out if big flats like big gold fish.if i do any good on the bigs ones i make a post and let you know.johnnie
     
  11. Sparky Larson

    Sparky Larson New Member

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    Brian,
    That is one major league crappie in your Avatar! WOW!
    Sparky
     
  12. handgunhunter

    handgunhunter New Member

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    skipjackking i would like to come down to the lake and do sum catfishing i am from oskaloosa iowa i have fished mark twain one time to fish for crappies
     
  13. tryin2learn

    tryin2learn New Member

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    have u all hade luck with golfish in the missouri river
     
  14. shovelheadfanatic1

    shovelheadfanatic1 New Member

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    i catch some flatheads off goldfish but i have better luck with bluegill bodies
     
  15. tryin2learn

    tryin2learn New Member

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    i was wodering the same thing ive got a pond full of them and want to use um up if there good bait
     
  16. jlingle

    jlingle New Member

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    Yep. They're great bait, we use 'em quite a bit if we can't go catch shad or perch. They work just as good as everything else we use.... I guess the cats will eat whatever you put in front of them sometimes.
     
  17. tnkatman

    tnkatman New Member

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    I think their good for flatheads.
     
  18. Bacardipr05

    Bacardipr05 New Member

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    Illegal to use in this state.
     
  19. catfishking35

    catfishking35 New Member

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    my uncle used a goldfish head once and caught a 20lb blue