Onion for blue catfish bait?

Discussion in 'Blue Catfishing' started by jlcclh, Mar 9, 2007.

  1. jlcclh

    jlcclh New Member

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    About two weeks ago, a guy had his picture in the local paper of him holing a 32lb. Blue. He claimed to have caught the fish using an onion! Anyone ever heard of this!?!?
     
  2. kat in the hat

    kat in the hat New Member

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    Nope. Never heard of that. I've heard of cats being caught on some pretty strange stuff though. Who knows, but he might have just said that to hide his secret bait.
     

  3. clintonhawg1

    clintonhawg1 New Member

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    Never have heard of that but it doesent suprise me they say anything that stinks .
     
  4. bluehunter

    bluehunter New Member

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    I heard of 50 pounders being caught on beef jerky. Does not surprise me to hear someone say onion now.
     
  5. CJ21

    CJ21 New Member

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    I think catfish bite anything they can get there hands on.
     
  6. Indigo Flats

    Indigo Flats New Member

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    No telling what he was fishing with. I doubt an onion!
     
  7. waterwalker

    waterwalker New Member

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    New one on me...the only way I use onion for cats are on the side...we call them onion rings.
     
  8. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Learn something new every day. I don't know if I believe everything I hear.
     
  9. Pastor E

    Pastor E New Member

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    I ain,t never heard the likes Guess the fish wanted onion with his fish
     
  10. poisonpits

    poisonpits Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    dont know about cats on onion but my cousin caught a croppie on a piece of sweet pickel and i saw that with my on eyes.
     
  11. YellaCat

    YellaCat New Member

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    I've used onion in minnow baskets/traps before, but never on a hook....
     
  12. catfish don't have hands. They have fins duh.
     
  13. CatfishJohn.612

    CatfishJohn.612 New Member

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    I ain't never heard of that one before, but nethings posible.
     
  14. Oldbear

    Oldbear Member

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    It may not be true but probably of us will try it now.
     
  15. CaTmAnDo55

    CaTmAnDo55 New Member

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    never heard of it but it cant hurt to try. i had a friend that used to catch nice salmon off marshmellows not many people used that and he caught some nice ones in the 20-30lb range
     
  16. Pastor E

    Pastor E New Member

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    Hey y,all this post is getting deep:big_smile_2: :big_smile_2:
     
  17. cumberlandcat

    cumberlandcat New Member

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    My ddad actually used to talk about fishing with onions when I was a boy. He said they used to use them when he was a kid.
     
  18. speciallibXO

    speciallibXO New Member

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    Now I'm going to have to try this out on the Potomac.
     
  19. psychomekanik

    psychomekanik New Member

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    Did the guy also say he caught it on 4# test??? LOL
     
  20. ka_c4_boom

    ka_c4_boom New Member

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    never used an onion but i did catch a channel cat on a soft taco from taco bell