Mud Leeches For catfish Bait?

Discussion in 'Catfishing Baits' started by shortshank, Jun 6, 2006.

  1. shortshank

    shortshank New Member

    One of the other threads a question about craw daddies for bait was talked about and I got to thinking we also used leeches. Anyone else have any luck using those blood sucking little baits? We bought them by the dozen and cut them into sections about 1/2 in. or smaller. Put them on a single hook and catch 3-4 fish off the same bait.
  2. AllenM

    AllenM Guest

    I tried 'em in Kentucky a time or two I think, but don't recall them working very well. I used them whole though, and didn't know much about fishing for anything but bass back then.

  3. Redtick

    Redtick New Member

    Neoga, Illinois
    I have caught lots of big channels on mud leechs. They are especially effective used on bank poles. A small piece of mud leech will catch a big channel, especially during flood/high water times. I have used the same piece of leech for over a month and caught big channels on it the whole time. It is a very cost effective way to bait trotlines and bank poles. They work on rod and reels also, but not as well as bank poles.
  4. LarryW

    LarryW New Member

    Abbeville Louisiana
    When I had a bait shop in Illinois I sold a lot of leaches. I never tried them my self but a lot of people used them as there only bait of they could get them.
  5. ohiohawghunter45067

    ohiohawghunter45067 New Member

    Trenton, Ohio
    i use them alot but i tip mie with nightcrawler as well the flats love em that way