Ok, question is, how do you hook goldfish? I am going to try the little guys in the Monongahela River, here in West Virginia this week. Never used them before, but from what everyone who has replied to my post says they work pretty good. I checked with the WV DNR, and they say it is legal to use goldfish for bait. The Conservation Officer I talked to kinda laughed and said any that get out in the wild usually don't last too long, and the ones in ponds are not a problem.