Live Drum for catfish bait?

Discussion in 'Catfishing Baits' started by JBrooks, Aug 14, 2009.

  1. JBrooks

    JBrooks New Member

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    Anyone ever used it?
    I've cut it up before, but I've never thought about using them live. Ever had any luck?

    I always net ones in the .9 - 1lb range. Figured if I use him live I'll just but the 8/0 circle below the dorsal.
     
  2. TheRiverRat

    TheRiverRat New Member

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    yes especially areas like the hamilton area where they are extremely abundent .....RAT
     

  3. kitsinni

    kitsinni New Member

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    I have used them and never caught anything. I don't think they are bad though and I would use them again. I usually end up cutting them up and I have caught some nice fish on the cut.
     
  4. JBrooks

    JBrooks New Member

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    The cut always works out for me, they're real gutsy.
    I'll use some of the live next time I head out, I guess.
     
  5. WhoJosh

    WhoJosh New Member

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    in areas where drum is abundant it is a great bait used live. i actually caught my PB flathead on a drum about 8" long. in areas where there's not many drum, i wouldn't use it.
     
  6. RiverKing

    RiverKing Active Member

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    Never had much luck with drum
     
  7. JBrooks

    JBrooks New Member

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    Thanks, I'll have to give it a try.
    I net more drum than I do shad in the GMR at this spot so I figure this is someone's diet. :smile2: Not to mention they are a pain to cut up, bony fish.
     
  8. puddle jumper

    puddle jumper Well-Known Member

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    Never had much luck using them cut or whole,,, but ive had a bunch puked out on to the boat:confused2: from big fish...
    Puddle
     
  9. JBrooks

    JBrooks New Member

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    Blues, flatheads?
     
  10. puddle jumper

    puddle jumper Well-Known Member

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    Blues,
    :wink:
    Puddle