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Discussion in 'All Catfishing' started by jmanion8, Jul 31, 2009.
So I've used some pretty big fish for bait, but just how big do you think is TOO big for bait?
I think once you get over 18 inches,you,re fishing for monsters only.:wink:.Then again,nothing wrong with that!:crazy:
I'm personally a believer of bigger bait bigger fish. I've got a HUGE goldfish, probably 14" or so that I'll be putting on the line in a few weeks. It'll have to be a big fish to suck him down, but that's what I'm looking for! I'm looking forward to seeing some opinions on this topic!
id have to say no fish is to big,it just depends on how your going to fish it.cut it up in chunks,use the head,put the hole thing on the hook all of that will have to be determined by the size of the bait .
If you're fishing for hawgs you've got to remember that they have big appetites and mouths. I've had little flatties hit baits half their size or better. Stay safe and go for it!!!:wink:
Personally I don't think any fish is too big for bait. 18" 3 pound fish can still be eaten by some catfish out there, and I want him on the end of my line.:big_smile:
I'm a believer of bigger bait bigger fish.
I allways dedicate one rod for big bait. Persistence will pay off someday.
Nothin if your wantin a chance at bein the next world record champion.:smile2::wink:
Well Kansas rules say over 12" is too big:roll_eyes: soooo what right :wink: 10-12" crappie makes mighty fine bait. If I can cast it I might use it.
You guys dont even have to beleve me but my neighbor when he is drunk which is alot he walks to the river and baits his trot line with ny strip and 4-5 LB:crazy: carp..and catches huge gar :smile2:...!!!Im dead serious!!!
Cast a crappie out there that big you might just catch me stealling it and catch my frying that sucker!!!
I like big baits. I have used skipjacks over 20" for stripers and bluegills and red ear sunfish bigger than my hand for flatheads. I really dont like using small baits. I'd rather go big or go home!:wink:
seems im always using bluegill, i put out a 1 pound shad but i never got one hit he lived all night, my problem is i feel if you got giant bait your hookup ratio will drasticly drop so i stick with hand size or 3 inch sunfish bluegill for flatheads
when you throw big baits you're pretty much just trophy hunting, which I do quiet often with at least one rod. if you're looking for size over numbers that's the way to go but if you're looking for just action regardless of size i go with medium to small bait.
I am strictly a trophy hunter. If it dont weigh at "least" 30 or 40 lbs.....I'd just as soon not get out of my chair!:crazy:
i use the biggest bait i can find from gill to a warmouth and i seen a flatties of 5to7 lbs take a 9" gill before they eat what they want to they are predtors
I prefer to stick to the 2-4 inch range as I have always seemed to have better luck.
seems tere a split opinion on this one, i will use a big bait but if i do im going to let him run forever and inhale it, i use whater i get ,but i prefer the bigger greensunfish , over any other bait
If I was to use live bait, it would be 6 inch and under.