Mealworms?

Discussion in 'Catfishing Baits' started by yotetrapper, Mar 11, 2007.

  1. yotetrapper

    yotetrapper New Member

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    i saw in the library there was a post called mealworms but when i opened it it was about red worms and night crawlers. Anyone ever use any mealworms, and if so, have any luck?
     
  2. kat in the hat

    kat in the hat New Member

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    Meal worms are good bait for panfish like perch or crappie, but not cats as far as I know. I could be wrong. It would take a whole bunch of em as they are very small. Might be good bullhead bait???
     

  3. gadzooks

    gadzooks New Member

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    Meal worms work on catfish too. Anything a panfish will eat so will a catfish. I got into catfishing because, when fishing for bluegill, the damn catfish kept taking my meal worms. So, I'd toss out a line with shrimp or some other catfish goody on it and fish for my gills. Still, the cats would take the meal worm almost as often as the other bait. I used a #6 long shank mustad hook with an offset and caught plenty of 2-3 lb channels.
     
  4. Pastor E

    Pastor E New Member

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    I use them they are very god on bream and thout:tounge_out:
     
  5. allworknofish

    allworknofish New Member

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    never tried meal worms....but i have used those white grubs you dig up sometimes when trying to dig nightcrawlers...they are just june bug larvae, but they worked pretty good. dont see why if you put a couple or three meal worms on a hook a cat wouldnt hit them
     
  6. catfishjohn

    catfishjohn New Member

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    I've had that opposite problem.The bluegills always steal my mealworms before anything else has a chance to even smell it. I like using mealworms or waxworms for bluegill.
     
  7. jtrew

    jtrew New Member

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    I've only used mealworms once, when I couldn't get any maggots, which are excellent bait for just about anything. Don't see why they wouldn't work well for catfish, though. Hard to beat fresh shad or skipjack, though.