Interesting bait for blues...

Discussion in 'Blue Catfishing' started by mcronican, Mar 23, 2008.

  1. mcronican

    mcronican New Member

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    Hey y'all! Just got back from spring break here in Alabama and thought I'd share with y'all what we had the most luck with. Chicken livers and fresh cut shad weren't producing so our neighbor at the lake gave us some old deer tenderloin he had frozen, long story short, they tore it up. We caught 5 over 10lbs, and 3 over 15. The big ones were all on jugs but we got a few on rods/reels too. Just FYI !

    -Tight Lines!
     
  2. onlyriverfish

    onlyriverfish Member

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    This time of year I would consider anything I can get to be fair bait...including fresh roadkill!:wink:
     

  3. catfisherman_eky3

    catfisherman_eky3 New Member

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    Thanks for the info I will try it sometime
     
  4. krowbar

    krowbar New Member

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    Blue Catfish will eat just about anything. Especially on jugs. No sport in jug fishing though. Nothing like feeling them on the end of your fishing line.
     
  5. mcronican

    mcronican New Member

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    I agree with that last comment totally, but for some reason we just weren't gettin' any hits on the rods, well, nothing over 2lbs anyways, probably could have been because we weren't fishing more than 2 hours at a time. Got a lot of good fillets either way though.
     
  6. fastfrank

    fastfrank New Member

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    We've been having some good luck for 3 to 6 lb. blues and channels with garden worms on a crappie hook. We put 3 or 4 on the hook. Loads of fun with ultra-light tackle.
     
  7. hcsdf4

    hcsdf4 New Member

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    Have to agree with Jason here. Blues will eat just about anything. Wife and I grill steaks at home when we get the chance and steak scraps make great blue bait. I have actually gotten to where i LOOK for steaks with a strip of grissle (or however you spell it) in them. All of the fatty trimings that arent eaten make great bait for blues.
     
  8. chris dornbusch

    chris dornbusch New Member

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    What do you do with it?
     
  9. tncatfishing

    tncatfishing New Member

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    As long as you were having a good time that is what counts.
     
  10. bodi145

    bodi145 New Member

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    i will have to try that i usually collect shad guts up at the end of fall and freeze them and then use them early spring to go fishin for blues and channels
     
  11. hcsdf4

    hcsdf4 New Member

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    I cut the pieces of steak scrap and put it on a hook. Blues and channels love it.
     
  12. Catlancer

    Catlancer New Member

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    I caught one recently on a piece of deer venison summer sausage.
     
  13. mariofish

    mariofish New Member

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    welcome to boc:wink:
     
  14. mariofish

    mariofish New Member

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    welcome to boc good tips in boc lib:big_smile:
     
  15. mariofish

    mariofish New Member

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    welcome to boc you will love it:wink:
     
  16. mariofish

    mariofish New Member

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    welcome to boc:cool2:
     
  17. brother hilljack

    brother hilljack New Member

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    That is very interesting. I will have to try that.