Suckers for bait

Discussion in 'All Catfishing' started by catchinghogs, Aug 1, 2006.

  1. catchinghogs

    catchinghogs Well-Known Member

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    I love using suckers for bait.But the problem is they are real hard to catch but not hard to find. I have caught them on red worms but it takes up to 2 hours to get 2 nice size ones to bite. I was wandering does anyone have any ideas on catching them. I see the suckers when the creeks are clear so I know they are in there. Any good baits to use?
     
  2. breadboy

    breadboy New Member

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    I haven't tried catching suckers, they aren't native to my area.
     

  3. cnwamw

    cnwamw New Member

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    earth wprms my dad used to caught them on dough ball
     
  4. Jammer

    Jammer New Member

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    I've had the same problem. They just set there with the bait in front of them. My brother-in-law just jumps in with a seine and catches them. I can't seem to do that either.:sad2:
     
  5. catchinghogs

    catchinghogs Well-Known Member

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    I know what you mean the bait sits in front of there mouth. One method I use is I use a green trout jig and if I can see it under water I wait for that sucker to get close then try to speed up the bite process with a Quick yank of the rod.
     
  6. Pennsylvaniacatchaser

    Pennsylvaniacatchaser Well-Known Member

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    I prefer to hook up with somebody that has a cooler full of nice Chubs! But I would toss out a big Sucker for bait if this person brought some!:roll_eyes: :lol: :big_smile:
     
  7. Scott Daw

    Scott Daw New Member

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    I can recommend a sinker, a treble hook and a good yank of the rod, but its not legal in PA.
     
  8. dinkbuster1

    dinkbuster1 New Member

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    cast net or seine! if your using a seine remember that suckers will dart upstream in heavy current when spooked so come at them from upstream and they will run right into your net.
     
  9. KewlBird

    KewlBird New Member

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    Would these be OK to use if I freeze them for later use. It doesn't seem like I can catch one everytime but they are fairly common around here.
     
  10. RiverKing

    RiverKing Active Member

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    Get you a cast net brother...You can catch about 3 dozen in 20 minutes!!!
     
  11. wolfman

    wolfman Well-Known Member

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    I use a cast net to catch suckers along with creek chubs in my area
     
  12. photocat

    photocat New Member

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    if its legal try out a small trotline for them... using smaller hooks and everything then you would for catfish and baited with worm... just string it so it goes and lays along the bottom (maybe even with small circles) and see what you can get...
     
  13. catchinghogs

    catchinghogs Well-Known Member

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    Thxs all for your help learned to throw the cast net and got 2 dozen.
     
  14. IL Hunter

    IL Hunter New Member

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    I'd say a castnet would work pretty well if it's legal.
     
  15. serb

    serb New Member

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    I am wanting to get a net for suckers as well... but I can catch these pretty much at will from a local creek. They range in size from 4-6" and I use "Trout Magnet" jigs from the local Walmart.

    This one was about 6" and was from last night after catching a 6lb flathead.
    chub.jpg
     
  16. rushing

    rushing New Member

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    I would try a minnow trap for them.
     
  17. catfisher77

    catfisher77 New Member

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    my brother-in-law and i generally use sweet corn on a very small jighead with an ultralight rod. always have luck that way.