Trout for catfish bait

Discussion in 'Catfishing Baits' started by bumper, Nov 10, 2008.

  1. bumper

    bumper New Member

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    I was wondering if anyone here has ever used trout for cutbait, and did it work if you did (don't see why it wouldn't). I bought a couple big trout today and I'm gonna give it a try tomorrow and see if it would be worth doin' again.
     
  2. motard1

    motard1 New Member

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    Send me the trout. I'll eat it. In return,I'll send you a bucket of gizzard shad for bait.
     

  3. PaJay-p

    PaJay-p Guest

    Lots of guys up here swear by them, but they use them live. The Pa. fish commission donates them in most of our streams and some rivers.
     
  4. CHAVEZ CHAVEZ

    CHAVEZ CHAVEZ New Member

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    i've used the head and guts every now and then , caught a few channels i'd rather use Gill's though . i'm pretty sure the channel's eat them as a food source ( here were i live ) being a stocked resivor and all as well as other fish . good topic here this spring i will use more trout part's on 1 rig and Gill's on another and see what happens .
     
  5. BIG_D

    BIG_D New Member

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    well trout are my fave fish to eat so im not feeding theam to the kittys lol
     
  6. littleman

    littleman Active Member

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    Make sure you check your states regulations first. I know some states have laws against so called sport fish being used as bait.
     
  7. CatfishAngler25

    CatfishAngler25 New Member

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    Yeah most states have regulations on using sprot fish for bait. Altough i believe trout would be an excellent bait for catfish cut up or whole. i have seen flatheads caught with trout still in their mouths. seems like an idea to me.
     
  8. kenlaw76

    kenlaw76 New Member

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    I had a really nice run this year on a 12" rainbow live this year. I pulled the hook though. I was going for Flatheads below a low level dam.
     
  9. massa_jorge

    massa_jorge New Member

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    the bigger channels i catch in the spring have trout in their stomachs, so i am sure they'd be good bait. they are pretty bloody when i clean them. i can't use them for bait in tx.
     
  10. catfish_clayton

    catfish_clayton New Member

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    Dont like it.
     
  11. brinley45cal

    brinley45cal Active Member

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    ive caught several nice cats on trout head i used before,even turtle or 2,so yeah they work
     
  12. RebelMan

    RebelMan Guest

    trout is awesome bait for channels. last time I used live trout for bait a northern ate it before the catfish got to it.:confused2:
     
  13. catfish chaser

    catfish chaser New Member

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    I know a couple guys that used them live for flats, and caught some monster fish. I'm going to try them this year
     
  14. rythymroach

    rythymroach New Member

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    That's kinda like using shrimp too. lol they will eat them but I WOULD MUCH RATHER BEAT THEM TO IT:wink:
     
  15. tkishkape

    tkishkape New Member

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    Thanks to the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Commission. They cordially feed the Arkansas River Bluecats and Stripers sometimes twice a week on the Illinois River. The blues come upstream on nice sunny days to get a gutfull of the pretty rainbows. The biggest stripers in the state make daily trips upstream for an easy meal and every year, there are several very plump flathead noodled from the cold waters just below Tenkiller Dam.

    Thank you, ODWC! We apreciate you as much or more than the bluecat, striper and flathead!. :smile2:
     
  16. Blacky

    Blacky New Member

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    My 2 biggest channel cats from the Skuke came off of rainbow trout heads. Haven't been able to keep a nice stocker alive to use em as flathead bait thought:embarassed::sad2:.

    It's great, every spring, the PA Fish Commission dumps a bunch of bait in out creeks:smile2::cool2:.
     
  17. moose22dog

    moose22dog New Member

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    hey tan, did you have them in you live well or a bait tank at home. just wondering was think of try them even before seeing this thread. i have a bait tank at home that i keep gills,chubs,suckers,perch,crappie,and big shinner's in i still have some from last oct. just wondering how long they lived for,and where you had them? ....justin
     
  18. moose22dog

    moose22dog New Member

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    hey tan, did you have them in you live well or a bait tank at home. just wondering was think of try them even before seeing this thread. i have a bait tank at home that i keep gills,chubs,suckers,perch,crappie,and big shinner's in i still have some from last oct. just wondering how long they lived for,and where you had them? ....justin
     
  19. moose22dog

    moose22dog New Member

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    hey tan, did you have them in you live well or a bait tank at home. just wondering was think of try them even before seeing this thread. i have a bait tank at home that i keep gills,chubs,suckers,perch,crappie,and big shinner's in i still have some from last oct. and i belong to a sportsman club and we stock some creeks and lakes around so i have "access" to them(lol). just wondering how long they lived for,and where you had them? ....justin
     
  20. moose22dog

    moose22dog New Member

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    YINZERBURGH,PA
    hey tan, did you have them in you live well or a bait tank at home. just wondering was think of try them even before seeing this thread. i have a bait tank at home that i keep gills,chubs,suckers,perch,crappie,and big shinner's in i still have some from last oct. and i belong to a sportsman club and we stock some creeks and lakes around so i have "access" to them(lol). just wondering how long they lived for,and where you had them? ....justin