Store bought shad in a bag

Discussion in 'Catfishing Baits' started by gearhead, Sep 19, 2006.

  1. gearhead

    gearhead New Member

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    has anyone had any luck with baby shad , i bought about four bags at bass pro shop i fish in n.c.lakes i think the bags are yellow maybe say magic .
     
  2. laidbck111

    laidbck111 New Member

    I have only purchased those bagged shad once, never agian. There was a thread posted earlier in the year stating that those have had the oil removed from them before packaging. And the one time I have tried them I believe it.
     

  3. Big Cat Crazy

    Big Cat Crazy New Member

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    I have used it in a pinch,and wheather its the preservatives, or the fact that they have lost a lot of their natural scent,I dont know, but they dont seem to work near as well. I spent a week on the osage river last summer and shad were hard to come by the first few days, so I bought some and had very little luck. We started finding shad one afternoon and switched to fresh and it was the difference in night and day.
     
  4. gearhead

    gearhead New Member

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    im glad to hear this i thought it was my skill level showing i've tried them several times in four differant lakes without a nibble , i'll give them to my brother to use next time ha ha .
     
  5. Dmitri

    Dmitri New Member

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    Worthless. That is all that needs to be said.
     
  6. coltsfan

    coltsfan New Member

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    dont waste your money
     
  7. skunkedagain

    skunkedagain New Member

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    nothing beats the real live or fresh cut bait.
     
  8. liverboy

    liverboy New Member

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    Yeah it is not the same as real shad cause they did something to the bagged shad that is making cats not want it at all, I have tried it a couple times and it didn't ever work!
     
  9. catfisher43

    catfisher43 New Member

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    i have bought one bag,and that will be the last.:cool2:
     
  10. gcarlin

    gcarlin New Member

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    I Only Use Live Bait For My Cats,plus I Thought Those Were A Fishermans Treat!! No Wonder They Were So Dry And Boney.lmao
     
  11. janton311

    janton311 New Member

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    I agree.......Never had any luck with em...
     
  12. jailcop2

    jailcop2 New Member

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    Never had any luck on the stuff .
     
  13. truckin4x4

    truckin4x4 New Member

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    don't waste youtr money on that shuff. i have never cought anything on it
     
  14. master_cat

    master_cat New Member

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    J-U-N-K that is all i have to say
     
  15. gearhead

    gearhead New Member

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    man has anyone ever even caught a fish on these , i think they cost about four dollars a bag something should be done about that.
     
  16. Jimmy Don

    Jimmy Don Member

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    I've never bought them, but based on the posts of those who have. I'm going to go out on a limb and say they are junk.:big_smile:
     
  17. gadzooks

    gadzooks New Member

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    I guess in the short time I've been a member, that question has been asked at least 5 times. The answer always is that its junk. Maybe we need a section called "Bad Commercial Catfish Baits, Never Buy These"
     
  18. Dmitri

    Dmitri New Member

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    I have got several bass and crappie on them buy putting a hook through them the same way you would slide a small jig over a lead-head, then put that on a spinner. Since most bites for those fish are based more on sight and reaction than smell, they've worked all-right, but I still prefer a swim-bait or a worm.
     
  19. IrishO'Brady

    IrishO'Brady New Member

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    I tried them once- was back to fresh chicken in an hour lol
     
  20. kat in the hat

    kat in the hat New Member

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    So we all agree that shad in a bag are useless. I bought some and never got a bite. On the bag it said "they get better with age" so I left them in the trunk of my car for 2 weeks in 100 degree temp and they still smelled like formaldehyd. Remember dissecting grasshoppers in high school? That's exactly what they smell like. What fish would eat that? These people are criminals. I think mine were sold by Berkley can't remember for sure.