Need Help With Bait Selection

Discussion in 'All Catfishing' started by KYCATFISHHUNTER, Jul 27, 2006.

  1. KYCATFISHHUNTER

    KYCATFISHHUNTER New Member

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    State:
    NORTHERN KENTUCKY
    Hey Fellas,
    Im Going To Be Fishing A Pretty Good Size Lake That A Friend Of My Grandparents Built. He Told Me Has Rockpiles All Over The Lake. He Has A Pretty Good Mix Of Blues And Flatheads In It. I Was Wondering What Type Of Live/dead Bait To Use. Im Going In The Beginning Of August. I Was Thinking Of Using Live Blugill For Sure. But I Was Wondering If Any Others May Come In Handy If The Gills Stop Working.
     
  2. laidbck111

    laidbck111 New Member

    Shad whole are cut, large minnows live, dead are cut and try to use some of those gills live also
     

  3. griz

    griz Well-Known Member

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    State:
    Murray Ky.
    Find out what forage fish are in the lake, you don't want to take a chance of introducing something that is not already in the lake. Just to be on the safe side I would catch all my live and cut bait from the lake.
     
  4. elalr

    elalr New Member

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    State:
    warsaw missouri
    in my opinion its always best to fish with what is native. the fish are already used to eating it.
     
  5. Pastor E

    Pastor E New Member

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    State:
    Beebe AR
    I agree with the bait fish thats already in the also never pour left over bait fish in a pound or lake:001:
     
  6. wolfman

    wolfman Well-Known Member

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    State:
    Triadelphia, WV
    Name:
    Walter Flack
    Live Baits:

    1 bluegills
    2 shad
    3 creek chubs
    4 suckers
    5 bullheads
    6 goldfish
    7 nightcrawlers
    8 crawdads
    9 leeches
    10 shiners / minnows
    11 frogs

    Cut Baits:

    1 skipjack
    2 shad
    3 bluegill
    4 mackeral
    5 eels
    6 suckers

    Dip / Stink Baits:

    1 Sonnys
    2 Danny Kings
    3 Hog Wild

    From the Market:

    1 chicken liver
    2 raw shrimp
    3 bacon
    4 spam
    5 hot dogs
     
  7. KYCATFISHHUNTER

    KYCATFISHHUNTER New Member

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    State:
    NORTHERN KENTUCKY
    Thanks For All The Help Fellas
     
  8. CATFISHPAT

    CATFISHPAT New Member

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    421
    State:
    Oklahoma
    What's left ?Walter done got ya coverd,But I like my chk liver cured with garlic....Patrick....:cool2:
     
  9. Jammer

    Jammer New Member

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    State:
    Tennessee
    Walters got it covered...Bait, Lunch, and a light snack, just bring a coffee and some water. Maybe some chips.