How often do you change bait

Discussion in 'All Catfishing' started by jerseycat9, Apr 6, 2007.

  1. jerseycat9

    jerseycat9 New Member

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    How often does everyone change bait when useing cutbait? If I have a bait out there for a half hour with no bites I will change it to a fresh one. What about yall earlier or longer?
     
  2. jbarnes17

    jbarnes17 New Member

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    I'll leave it on for at least an hour sometimes longer. Now, I might change to diiferent bait such as livers or shrimp.
     

  3. crusinman2002

    crusinman2002 New Member

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    i'm right at the same, bout half an hour to 45 min. with no bites, i will change it... the fresher the bait the better... also, when i cast back out, i will cast off to the side of where i did before... u never know where that big one is sittin waitin for a free meal.
     
  4. ravenloft420

    ravenloft420 New Member

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    I usually only wait about half hour. its time to cast in a different direction after that
     
  5. WylieCat

    WylieCat Well-Known Member

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    I change more often when fish are not biting. Tournament days I usually change more often which is usually about every 90 minutes if I have not gotten a bite. On days when they are biting I will leave it on as long as they are hitting. There are good days when I have dragged a bream head around for hours and caught fish, only changing once it became too ragged to stay on the hook.

    Yesterday I used some cut bait for two hours and the fish kept hitting it.
     
  6. buddah

    buddah New Member

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    Usually about every half hour or so. I usually just use the Creek chubs I catch in the AM for my PM catfishin adventures though. Hope that helps some! Good luck Brother!
     
  7. Ricky Dills

    Ricky Dills New Member

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    Flat heads love fresh bait but blues like it rotten i have a friend he will cut up his bait and let it simmer in the sun before he will use it big ????
     
  8. fishallday927

    fishallday927 New Member

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    depends on the bait cutbait can stay on there longer than liver or shrimp or stink bait sometimes u have to check it also in fast moving water hopes it helps i leave my cut-bait on for a short while maybe 25 minitues but hey im young and impatient so