shad

Discussion in 'Catfishing Baits' started by tn_5568, Jul 27, 2008.

  1. tn_5568

    tn_5568 New Member

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    fresh whole shad is my best bait but does anyone have any tips on keeping it on a hook for longer then 1 decent strike?
     
  2. wneubauer

    wneubauer New Member

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    All I can think of is avoiding that strike...:roll_eyes:

    If your shad is getting stolen, you may need to hook it differently or get it as fresh as you can... If you are using the bait shop frozen stuff, it won't even last for one strike...

    Good luck!
     

  3. tn_5568

    tn_5568 New Member

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    thanks, i net my own and try to hook them two or three times. i have pretty good luck with big shad but most of the shad i catch are 2-3 inchers and there just doesn't seem to be enough meat on'em to stay.
     
  4. davedixon

    davedixon New Member

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    illinois
    i hook mine right behind the top fin and they seem to stay on pretty good and seem to stay alive alot longer than in the tail or the nose