leeches as bait

Discussion in 'Channel Catfish' started by the catfisherman, Mar 21, 2008.

  1. the catfisherman

    the catfisherman New Member

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    I heard using leeches will cacth big cat fish is that true. let me know
     
  2. orion_xxvx

    orion_xxvx New Member

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    They are very durable but from my experience shiners, cut shad , bluegill or sunfish are more on the bigcat dinner menu.
     

  3. brinley45cal

    brinley45cal Active Member

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    Yeah those leeches will just suck catfish right up to them lol.just kidding,yeah they work ok but i think theres other baits out there that work better.I think leeches are one of those baits just about anything will hit on,kinda like night crawlers.
     
  4. alands94

    alands94 Active Member

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    Leeches are a very good and very durable bait. Usually not the best, but very good on setlines.
     
  5. 223reload

    223reload New Member

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    Never herd of anyone using them for cats,around here they are mostly used for walleye.
     
  6. MRR

    MRR New Member

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    Where in the devil do or can you find the little blood suckers anyway?
     
  7. Jerry60k

    Jerry60k New Member

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  8. Wolfdog

    Wolfdog New Member

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    They work , the only thing I have used them for is on trout lines. Never got anything big but did get a lot of eaters.
     
  9. zeboman

    zeboman New Member

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    I`ve never heard of anyone using them for cats here in Pa.,They use them for bass and walleye though.
     
  10. Curly

    Curly New Member

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    I use them alot in resevoirs. I usually catch 5 to 10 pounders on leeches. I put 1 big nightcrawler and two leeches on my hook. My biggest, 13 pounds was caught on this. I think the nightcrawler plus leeches works GREAT.:cool2:
     
  11. primitivefrn

    primitivefrn Member

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    Leeches, will work, at times, caught small cats on rod and reel have caught Flatheads and Blues. They seem to hit on them certen times of year. largest flat 25 and largest Blue 35, You can get them from bait shops here, in early summer most come from, Minn. (As soon as ice out up their.) have ordered them direct, at times.
    Jim
     
  12. allena

    allena New Member

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    I`ve used them before in ponds. At times they worked well under a bobber. Always seemed to be in the heat of summer when nothing else worked.
     
  13. catfisherman_eky3

    catfisherman_eky3 New Member

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    dont know about catfish I know you can catch bass with them