Large shinners

Discussion in 'Catfishing Baits' started by illnoize, May 14, 2006.

  1. illnoize

    illnoize New Member

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    How well do large shinners work as a cut bait?
     
  2. Aftercats

    Aftercats New Member

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    From all I have read here and what little experience I have is the bigger the bait, usually the bigger the Catfish. Years back I was fishing on a cusins pond and all of us were catching blue gill and some bass. I was bored and took one of the blue gill that I had caught, put it on the biggest hook I had and to my surprise I landed a 13 lbs yellow cat or flat head. We released it and no one has ever seen or caught it since.
     

  3. RiverratSC

    RiverratSC Active Member

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    Large shiners work better swimming on the hook than cut.
     
  4. vlparrish

    vlparrish New Member

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    Daryl, I have been using shiners for catfish for over ten years. I dont use them cut, per say, but I weave them on my hook. They sometimes die immediatly after doing this and at times I have reeled them in after a half an hour and they would still be kicking. The method I use to weave them on the hook is more or less like using them cut. I have caught many small and large cats doing this. It is one of my favorite ways to fish a dam. Vern


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  5. vlparrish

    vlparrish New Member

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    Daryl, I have been using shiners for catfish for over ten years. I dont use them cut, per say, but I weave them on my hook. They sometimes die immediatly after doing this and at times I have reeled them in after a half an hour and they would still be kicking. The method I use to weave them on the hook is more or less like using them cut. I have caught many small and large cats doing this. It is one of my favorite ways to fish a dam. I rarely use them live, except below a float. Vern
     
  6. trnsmsn

    trnsmsn New Member

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    I Catch More Catfish On Whole Dead Shiners Than I Do The Live Ones. The Live Ones Seem To Attract The Bass Very Quickly.

    I'm not Really A Bass Fisherman & If I Catch One On One Of My Jugs, It Has To Be Released Anyhow. Not A Winning Situation In My Eyes:sad2: Elliot
     
  7. bluehunter

    bluehunter New Member

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    I think they work better live or fresh dead than cut. I do not think they are as oily as other bait fish.