minnows

Discussion in 'Catfishing Baits' started by catoon, Jul 20, 2009.

  1. catoon

    catoon Board Clown!

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    any one use minnows for cats ?
     
  2. Ky_Katter91

    Ky_Katter91 New Member

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    I use creek chubs which is just a realy big minnow, and I've used them to catch eater channels at times. They work just like anything else.
     

  3. RPnKC

    RPnKC New Member

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    My first 16# channel cat was on a live minnow with 1/2 of a cut minnow for scent. Don't use them anymore, but they certainly are on the menu.
     
  4. Catfishkid24

    Catfishkid24 New Member

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    i use creek chubs for channel cats which is just like a minnow and every once and a while ill gett a bass
     
  5. shanelures

    shanelures New Member

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    can catch pretty good channels on minnows!! if theres a lot of shad where you fish i would use them though!
     
  6. daystarchis

    daystarchis New Member

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    Heck ya toon:wink: Live minnow and sm little gills:wink:
     
  7. kyredneck

    kyredneck New Member

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    yea, i use minnows a lot early in spring on yo-yo's and limblines with 1/0 & 2/0 hooks; catch alot of channels and some flatheads along with everything else in the river; minnows are excellent bait.
     
  8. Dirtman

    Dirtman New Member

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    Bigger minnows works better correct?
     
  9. bedbug jr

    bedbug jr New Member

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    Creek chubs and large shiners when you can find them. Both are excellent baits for channels and flatties too. Stay safe and stick a pig!!!:wink:
     
  10. lforet2002

    lforet2002 Well-Known Member

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    I'm gonna try those creek chubs again this weekend..There's a creek down by my house full of them..There not very big though maybe 2-3"..I used them once before and did well..A friend of mine last weekend caught a catfish on a creek chub that went 33 lbs..The only problem I had is keeping them alive..It didn't take 15 min and they were dead..Worked just as good dead though and boy do they reek something nasty..
     
  11. Welder

    Welder New Member

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    I like getting the 4 to 8 inch chubs, creeks suckers, daces and fall fish. They all work good just keep the water cold and a good bubbler on em and if any die put em on ice. I have goten cats up to 50lbs on em.
     
  12. Catfish_Scooter

    Catfish_Scooter New Member

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    Yep.. they work well fished on bottom in the summer in deep sloughs.:wink: nice 5-8 lb channels will take em.
     
  13. daystarchis

    daystarchis New Member

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    Your right AJ. A nice channel will gobble up a minnow. i fish with them all the time.
     
  14. festus

    festus New Member

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    The creek in the attached photo runs through my backyard and serves as a property line. I'm lucky, it has shiners, chubs, horneyheads, suckers, logperch, redbreasts, redeyes, and bluegill swimming in it. There's a few bass and bullheads in there but not much larger than a pound in this area. Go downstream a ways and it eventually empties into Watts Bar Lake, where Mr. Frank Craddock usually puts in his boats and jug lines.

    If I buy tuffie minnows, I just throw my leftovers into one of several galvanized floating minnow buckets and they keep as long as I want. I really can't say which is best, chubs, suckers, or shiners, I've had luck with all, and of course bluegill.