Minnows

Discussion in 'Catfishing Baits' started by south_va_fisherman, Aug 8, 2006.

  1. south_va_fisherman

    south_va_fisherman New Member

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    Hey everyone...how would i go about rigging a 7ish inch minnow for river catfishing? I have never used small fish for bait, but I decided to give it a try. The guy at the general store/tackle store said I should try them under a bobber. Although how would a bobber keep a 7 inch minnow still? Thanks
     
  2. truckin4x4

    truckin4x4 New Member

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    hey charels i would cut the minnow up. 3 sections... head, body, tail.
     

  3. truckin4x4

    truckin4x4 New Member

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    you could just hook him through the head and he'll stay on to
     
  4. bigcatmaniac

    bigcatmaniac New Member

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    Hooking the minnow threw the head would only make it easier for a fish to pull it off, try to run the hook threw the tail twice and that should keep them on. I use large minnows all the time and have caught everything on them.
     
  5. TDawgNOk

    TDawgNOk Gathering Monitor (Instigator)

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    Charles, first off.

    WELCOME to the BOC. Greatest Site on the net.

    As for your question.

    Check out KatBobbers for a bobber.

    I would hook the minnow through the head or just behind and below the dorsal fin with a 4/0 or 5/0 Khale hook.
     
  6. south_va_fisherman

    south_va_fisherman New Member

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    So a bobber is the best way to go with the minnows live or cut?
     
  7. laidbck111

    laidbck111 New Member

    I fish with shiners and large minnows a lot. I fish them three ways under a slip cork, carolina rigged and fish finder rig, like salt water. all three work for certain situations.
     
  8. jailcop2

    jailcop2 New Member

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    I used to catch quite a few cats by putting 3-4 smaller minnows on my hook ,dead or alive .
     
  9. Pastor E

    Pastor E New Member

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    minnows are one of the best cat fish baits if useing a bobber hook him in the back if tight lineing in the head:lol:
     
  10. amatuer cat catcher

    amatuer cat catcher New Member

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    never hook a minnow through the head it dies faster and looks to fake hook it through the back but dont hit any vitals
     
  11. bluesbrother

    bluesbrother New Member

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    thread them on the hook