Live bait tackle shop??

Discussion in 'LOCAL ALABAMA TALK' started by sherlockian, Jan 30, 2008.

  1. sherlockian

    sherlockian New Member

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    Does anyone know of a tackle or bait shop around Wheeler Lake that has live shad or fresh frozen for cut bait? I did not have much luck with the cast net last year and have run out of bait. I have been using chicken livers and shrimp, but only the babies seem to want them. I have considered the preserved shad, but I think the smell would make the cats move away.
     
  2. KatKaller

    KatKaller New Member

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    Go up to the warm water discharge at Browns Ferry (on Wheeler just 15miles west of Decatur) and catch all the skipjack you want.
     

  3. BLKCLOUD

    BLKCLOUD Member

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    The first market on 101 coming off 72 (which goes over Wheeler dam) Has shiners, and also frozen shad guts.:wink:
     
  4. BLKCLOUD

    BLKCLOUD Member

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    i dont think there is a natural smell that will make them move away..
     
  5. sherlockian

    sherlockian New Member

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    Those preserved shad have a chemical smell to them, that I don't even think cats would like.

    I know where Browns Ferry is, I happen to work there. I just don't get out in a boat very often.

    I am going to stop by the shop on 101 and see what they have. If not I think I will try to catching some gills on worms and crickets, then cutting them for bait.