Hickory or American Shad?

Discussion in 'Catfishing Baits' started by Blacky, Mar 11, 2007.

  1. Blacky

    Blacky New Member

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    There is a spring run of these fish in the local river. Has anyone ever used them for bait (cut or live)?
     
  2. Pastor E

    Pastor E New Member

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    I have used hickory before both live and cut its very good one of the best:smile2:
     

  3. kat in the hat

    kat in the hat New Member

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    IMHO a shad is a shad, and all are great bait. Good luck keeping them alive. It can be done, but I personally don't bother. If they are big, I cut them up. If they are small, I rip the guts open with my hook, and thread them on sometimes 2 or 3 at a time.