Spoonbill

Discussion in 'All Catfishing' started by orion_xxvx, Mar 13, 2008.

  1. orion_xxvx

    orion_xxvx New Member

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    Has anyone ever heard of spoonbill biting on lures? I saw one 65 lbs come out of a lake up here and it had taken a rattletrap.( in the mouth)
     
  2. cumberlandcat

    cumberlandcat Active Member

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    I doubt it was the spoonbills plan. Haven't heard of them taking a hook in the mouth purpose.
     

  3. griz

    griz Well-Known Member

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    I know the Kentucky state record was caught on a spinner bait, and I've seen them caught in the mouth on trotlines. Now I guess they could have been swimming with mouth open and the baits just happened to be at the right place at the right time.
     
  4. Blacky

    Blacky New Member

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    Your friend's lure wasa t the right place at the right time.

    Do they fight better snagged or mouth-hooked? I would guess snagged?
     
  5. Myname

    Myname New Member

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    I've caught two spoonbills below Barkley Dam on white jigs, while fishing for skipjack.

    Have a nice day.
     
  6. orion_xxvx

    orion_xxvx New Member

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    It just so happened the flatheads were active the same day as spoonbill was caught. I figured big as they get they would almost certainly have to take live fish now and then. Probably not easy to get fresh fish having to look around that beak all the time.
     
  7. massa_jorge

    massa_jorge New Member

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    i have caught spoonbills on cutbait, livebait, and lures. i guarantee none of those fish was intending to eat my lure or bait. they swim against current where the bait is fluttering around and the hook sets when they turn away. circle hooks set on them just like any other species.
    i believe spoonbills hooked in the mouth fight the hardest.
     
  8. BigCatter54

    BigCatter54 New Member

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    I have cuaght some small spoonies on minnows fishin for crappie late at night.
     
  9. Shreveport Mike

    Shreveport Mike New Member

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    They swim with their mouths open filtering plankton. Your friend's lure was in the right place at the right time.
     
  10. catfishcrazy256

    catfishcrazy256 New Member

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    right place at the right time