Hooking Yellow belly for bait

Discussion in 'Flathead Catfish' started by catpound, Jun 6, 2007.

  1. catpound

    catpound New Member

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    We have always used bluegill for bait and done well with them. Its not as easy to find and catch yellow belly but we caught about 10 of them and were planning to bait up. What is the best way to hook these things? I'm sure it is much different than hooking a bluegill. would it be somewhere in the tail or mouth?
     
  2. dano40

    dano40 New Member

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    Just hook it in the mouth on a three way rig.
     

  3. live22skate

    live22skate New Member

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    i usually hook em through the mouth, and ill usually snip off ther little barbel things on the side. always worked for me
     
  4. massa_jorge

    massa_jorge New Member

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    i hook them through the top lip. not the skull, the lip. if i clip the tail i will hook the tail, missing the spine.