Goldfish

Discussion in 'Catfishing Baits' started by bodie, Aug 5, 2009.

  1. bodie

    bodie New Member

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    I have a pond that has several goldfish in it. How is the best way to get them out of there?
     
  2. flathunter

    flathunter New Member

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    might try using a castnet.Are ya using them for bait, or eating them.
     
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  3. fishinfreak19D

    fishinfreak19D New Member

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    or seine it if the pond aint too big
     
  4. preshrd3cpy

    preshrd3cpy New Member

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    Stock it with game fish Bass and others might help
     
  5. bodie

    bodie New Member

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    I am wanting to use them for bait. I didn't know if you could catch them using a bream trap or not. The pond has to many cattails to seine.
     
  6. Catmanblues

    Catmanblues New Member

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    Most likely a trap won't be very efficient. Probably going to need a castnet which is great for catch a group of them swimming together.
     
  7. pendog66

    pendog66 New Member

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    i have pond here that has a ton of them. I just usually use bread balls under a small bobber with a size 10 live bait hook. You can also get them on redworms or single pieces of corn
     
  8. Jeremy Sheffey

    Jeremy Sheffey New Member

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    i think penndog is on the right track ive caught them with little bits of chicken liver and wax worms also...best way is a casting net though especially if they are schooled up....
     
  9. cantstopgrandma

    cantstopgrandma New Member

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    I would think if they are small enough you could use a minnow trap?
     
  10. MiseryMike

    MiseryMike New Member

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    castnet is your best bet them little goldfish can swim fast, have hell of a time tryin to catch them in my 10gal tank by hand have a livewell net but wont fit in the tank lol. Trying to get them outta a live well on a bass boat is a pain also, had to drain brians livewell to get to the last one sneaky lil b88tard :smile2: