How are goldfish as catfish bait?

Discussion in 'Catfishing Baits' started by moondog58, Aug 12, 2009.

  1. moondog58

    moondog58 New Member

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    I have never tried goldfish, but I see that some have.

    How are they? Do cats really like goldfish, and how long do they stay on the hook alive?

    I am not even sure it is legal to use them in West Virginia.

    Thanks
     
  2. daystarchis

    daystarchis New Member

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    Check your DF&G where you live. goldfish are illegal here in California:wink:
     

  3. brownie525

    brownie525 New Member

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    check that first, There illegal here in jersey
     
  4. fishinfreak19D

    fishinfreak19D New Member

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    i dont know about if they are legal or not in WV, but i use them all the time, in current i hook em through the eyes and i had em stay alive for 4 or 5 hour stretches at a time
     
  5. Snagged2

    Snagged2 New Member

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    They work GREAT,,
    We can only use them on the Colorado river.. in AZ, can't use'm in lakes,etc. or in CA,, inland waters,,but, they do work well!!!
     
  6. four cattin

    four cattin New Member

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    goldfish are awsome catfish bait i use them on banklines and trotlines had them stay alive all weekend on my lines the one that the cats didint get :big_smile:
     
  7. moondog58

    moondog58 New Member

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    Thanks everyone for your help.

    I will call the dnr today.

    How do you hook goldfish. Through the eye, are there any other ways?

    Thanks
     
  8. Hunt4lyf

    Hunt4lyf New Member

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    Goldfish are legal in CA, only on the Colorado River though. My friends use them all the time with GREAT results.