Need some help on bait I.D.

Discussion in 'All Catfishing' started by mwmuck, Jan 25, 2009.

  1. mwmuck

    mwmuck New Member

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    I've read here countless times about how you Mississippi and Ohio river basin boys talk about using Skipjack for bait. Being from coastal
    Texas the only Skipjack I'm aware of is a saltwater fish that resembles a baby Tarpon. It's also called a Ladyfish.

    Could someone post up a picture of what y'all refer to as a Skipjack or river herring? We may have 'em here but we seem to be separated by a common language. We have a couple kinds of Shad, gizzard and threadfin, and assorted Bream but nothing I've ever heard referred to as a Skipjack.
     

  2. catoon

    catoon Board Clown!

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    cool mark thks
     
  3. poisonpits

    poisonpits Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    mark ive cought both and even tho we called the ladyfish skipjacks they are 2 differant fish.i fished texas waters both fresh and salt for 40 years off and on and ive never seen a skipjack there.
     
  4. mwmuck

    mwmuck New Member

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    Nope. None of those swimming around in Texas from what I can tell. I sure do appreciate the info Mr Edwards. I can see how those would be an exceptional big cat bait. The one in the picture looks as big as a Horse Mullet.
     
  5. colten

    colten Member

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    That one looked big enough eat. We just use shad here that are pretty small.
     
  6. katfish ken

    katfish ken New Member

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    They get pretty big. I have caught them out of The Ohio up to about 14" and have heard they get to 3 or 4#. They are very oily which is what makes them such a great bait fish..
     
  7. catfisherman369

    catfisherman369 Floyd

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    I dont believe i have seen them here in the kaskaskia below carlyle . Do we have them here ? I hear they get them at alton and in the ohio at southern tip of illinois . You would think we have them in the kaskaskia but i havent seen any .
     
  8. whiteriverbigcats

    whiteriverbigcats New Member

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    man them things sure are fun to catch.. exspecially when you catch more then one at a time.... And when you find them there seems to be no end