Turtles, turtles, turtles !!!

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by springkitty, May 22, 2009.

  1. springkitty

    springkitty New Member

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    :angry: We have only 4 lakes here and its nearly impossible to catch anything except turtles! Does anyone know of a bait that fish love and turtles will not eat? All the lakes have some decent cats (as well as huge) and lots of nice pan fish but no catching them for turtles stealing the bait or worse yet, getting hooked. It takes forever to catch anything using soap. Thank you in advance,
    Kitty
     
  2. Scott Daw

    Scott Daw New Member

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    Have you tried any stink baits/blood baits or dip baits?
     

  3. KAYAK CAT KILLER

    KAYAK CAT KILLER New Member

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    Missouri
    I have the same problem. Plus those snapping turtles dont like it when i try to get my hook back. I am considering just starting to eat turtle. I hear the have 7 kinds of meat.
     
  4. Jacksmooth

    Jacksmooth Member

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    West Virginia
    They pretty much like anything a cat does. Just start eating turtles!:smile2:
     
  5. sscharlie

    sscharlie Well-Known Member

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    Stan
    I heard it was the other other other other other other other white meat...LOL
     
  6. Fishmaster1203

    Fishmaster1203 New Member

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  7. ncfowler

    ncfowler Well-Known Member

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    Jeff
    try using slip bobber to keep the bait off the bottom enough so the turtles can't get to it, and also you can use live bait like brim or shad on the riggs for cats, I have a area that holds some good cats as well as big turtles, using the slip bobber rig helps a lot.
     
  8. wabah58

    wabah58 New Member

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    I went fishing at the local lake yeaterday, and got 4 hooked turtles, the GF hooked 1. Freakin turtles suck. I can tell you that turtles LOVE "little smokies" That's what I was using yesterday.:confused2: