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Don't everyone laugh at once but would somebody explain what the heck a skippy is? A pic would be helpful, i may be callin them by another name. Also, where do ya find this magic bait and is it cut up like shad?
 

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Thanks Ed. This confirms, I haven't seen one lol. bottom jaw looks similar:confused2: to a bass, deep forked tail like a cat and the body that resembles a drum!!! Glad there are alot of shad where i fish.
 

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I'm suppose to go with Brandon this spring, maybee him or somebody at the missouri gathering can put me on the right track. Can they be caught in a net? If so, i'm in luck:wink:
 

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I'm suppose to go with Brandon this spring, maybee him or somebody at the missouri gathering can put me on the right track. Can they be caught in a net? If so, i'm in luck:wink:
Typically they can not be caught in a net. They are extremely fast swimmers and frankly you need a really heavy net to sink that fast. Although I have caught some in a net before, normally really small ones or during the spring when I believe they are spawning.

The best and most fun way to catch them is with rod n reel. I use what is called a sabiki rig to catch them. Sometimes some crappie jigs or small spinners will work as well.

Here is a picture of a Skippy;



Hope this helps out buddy!
 

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John, skipjack will often average different sizes in different areas. Here in central Arkansas, a 2# skippie is considered a lunker; at Pickwick, in the spring, they will average that size. Stripers are also running there in the spring, and it's often difficult to catch skipjack small enough to use as live bait for them.
 

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Jonh, How far are you from Pickwick? I am planning on going up there pretty soon, and your welcome to meet me there and I will try and help you with your cooler of skips. Skip fishing is like everything else some days are better than others, but I usually catch all I need! Get you some white crappie jigs and some small (1") curley tail grubs and tie the jigs (2-3) about a foot apart and start chunking them out there and keep a tight line and WHAM! Here in Tennessee skips are a PREFERED bait! Shad are also good, but dont seem to freeze as well, or should I say dont seem to thaw as well! They get MUSHY! Hope this helps, once you go skippy fishing and get on them good, your hooked! It's a BLAST!:crazy:
 

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An the Skipeye Legacy shall live on................... :smile2:
 

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Howdy to my most favorite Fisherman eva. A skippie is half of a yippie skippie dance. Kidding. Im new here and working myself around. Excuse my humor.

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Everybody, i would like introduce a REALLY good friend. Terry prolly hasn't ever caught a fish but she came here for me. Welcome hun, i'm glad ya made it. Huggs
 
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