king leachs

Discussion in 'LOCAL IOWA TALK' started by ol'catmandoo, Aug 24, 2009.

  1. ol'catmandoo

    ol'catmandoo New Member

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    awesome for channels but the baitshop in my area wants 15.00 a doz:crazy: for kings
     
  2. catman79

    catman79 New Member

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    never had luck with leeches for anything but walleye and bass
     

  3. IA Flatcatter

    IA Flatcatter New Member

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    Kasey,
    Not sure about flatts but at times leeches work very well on channels.
    Larry
     
  4. Longjohn119

    Longjohn119 Well-Known Member

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    Not for flathead but I have had really good luck with channels but only during the spawn ... If you can find their spawning area float a leech on a slip bobber and for some reason the channels really attack it so I assume leeches are a natural predator for their eggs .... They don't mess around either, they hit it like a flathead does a sunfish, there is no nibbling or picking at it, they just inhale it on the run

    I did find out where the flatheads like to spawn this year although they were all in the 6-12 pound range so maybe if I hit them right during the spawn like I did this year I'll try a leech and see what happens

    Problem is I don't usually buy my bait, for instance this year the only bait I've bought is a couple dozen waxworms at Walmart in the spring for sunfish and I don;t have the faintest clue on how you'd go about catching or raising leeches
     
  5. Catfish_Scooter

    Catfish_Scooter New Member

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    I dont think i'd even hold a leech unless it was dead LOL. Have to get used to it.:wink:
     
  6. gonecatin

    gonecatin New Member

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    they work good for walleye, but dont know about cats
     
  7. JEFFRODAMIS

    JEFFRODAMIS New Member

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    never tried em but id be willing to
     
  8. playin4funami

    playin4funami New Member

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    Leaches are a natural bait that almost any fish will eat. Channel cats on the spawn will hit alost anything near their nest with overzealous glee. I wouldn't spend the money for "store bought" live bait,when there is so much to be had for free,my top three flathead livebaits are gills,bullheads,and crappie,shad are right up there too if I can find any.
     
  9. Catfishboy1995

    Catfishboy1995 New Member

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    wow, $15:crazy::crazy::crazy: There free in s.w. iowa nobody catches any thing on them so they come up to ya and say want some leaches there those knig ones and i catch walleye on them!!!
     
  10. Welder

    Welder New Member

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    Send a PM to lee -- hes a MO guy and has a supplier for good leaches cheap. He uses em for catfish bait and he gets some monsters in the osage with em.