I wonder what was getting my Bluegills!

Discussion in 'Catfishing Baits' started by CJ21, Oct 14, 2008.

  1. CJ21

    CJ21 New Member

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    I went catfishing today I was using live Bluegills and livers I had something to bite the head of the gill first and then came back for the rest, I also had a good run on live gills but I think I let it got away. Bluegills looks like it going to be the bait of choice for me.
     
  2. mankind

    mankind New Member

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    thats a good choice for flathead catfish,my go to bait:crazy:
     

  3. fishnfwl

    fishnfwl New Member

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    you would have to inspect the cut/bite part a bit I'd guess, but if your missing the heads I would guess you had some turtles around ya, IMO. then again if they are taking the heads first, maybe just bait up with the head a time or to and see what pans out.......
     
  4. catman4926

    catman4926 New Member

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    CJ,

    It could be Gars too. Gars like to run with your bait and when you go to set the hook they let go of it. The gar is pretty smart when it comes to the bait. The gill is the bait of choice in most places because it is naturally there and shad is also good
     
  5. CJ21

    CJ21 New Member

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    Next time I need to try fishing Gills under my 1 oz floats.
     
  6. wolfman

    wolfman Well-Known Member

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    Im guessing it was a turtle or gar, depending on the strike. A hard quick strike would be a gar. If there wasnt hardly a hit at all, could be a turtle
     
  7. Big Muddy Catter

    Big Muddy Catter New Member

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    I would also say gar. They are good at taking bait off of lines too.