Using mormon crickets for bait

Discussion in 'Catfishing Baits' started by YUKON JACK, Feb 5, 2008.

  1. YUKON JACK

    YUKON JACK New Member

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    ANY ONE EVER USED MORMAN CRICKETS FOR BAIT. WORKS GREAT FOR CHANNEL CATS HERE IN WASHINGTON!
     
  2. BIG GEORGE

    BIG GEORGE New Member

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    Welcome to the family. Never heard of em. Are they the ones that knock on your door when ya are eatin? LOL!
     

  3. Catgirl

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    Ohhhhh, I see now. I had to look them up, wasn't familiar with the term "Mormon crickets". I call those cave crickets, but I've never tried using them for bait. They're really a katydid, hmmm. Glad they work for ya Jack, and welcome to the BOC! We're glad to have you :big_smile:.

    Here's a link if anyone wants to know more about Mormon crickets.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mormon_cricket
     
  4. john catfish young

    john catfish young New Member

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    I use crickets to catch bluegils sometimes in the summer. Never tried them on cats though:crazy:
     
  5. BigCatter54

    BigCatter54 New Member

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    Welcome to the BOC, glad you have a bait that works for ya.
     
  6. Catgirl

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  7. Dreadnaught

    Dreadnaught New Member

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    I use mirical grow and, feed them a strict diet of lettuce and ground beef!!! The can reach upwards to 2lbs and, I sell them to one of the tournament fishermen around here for bait!! You have to keep them in a stall in a barn under controlled conditions to maximize their growth rate, LMAO!!!

    Audie says, he catches all his big ones on 2lb crickets, LOL!!!
     
  8. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Jack Welcome to the BOC. I have never heard of your bait. I look forward to reading your post.
     
  9. mrguffy

    mrguffy New Member

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    I have never heard of a mormon cricket, is it like a regular cricket,or more like a grasshopper? Have caught cats on grasshoppers. Thanks for the post.
    Good luck and good fishing, remember to leave some for seed.
    Bob
     
  10. C_wernett

    C_wernett New Member

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    I was going to say, when I looked over your first post there, that's not a cave cricket! lol I used to use cave or camel crickets back home for sunfish and smallmouth bass. But never caught any cats on them, and never even encountered a mormon cricket. I actually was checking this post out because I thought it was a joke.
     
  11. GMC FishHauler

    GMC FishHauler New Member

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    i saw something on the Discovery Channel about these morman crickets. They swarmed Utah back in the day and wiped out all the Morman's crops. kinda like a swarm of locusts
     
  12. YUKON JACK

    YUKON JACK New Member

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    :wink:IF YA LOOK UP MORMON CRICKETS UNDER IMAGES AT MSN.COM THEY HAVE PICS THEY ARE LIKE A REALLY BIG FAT GRASSHOPPER WHEN THEY GET FULL GROWN. CHECK THEM OUT HERE THE PEOPLE WHO TARGET CATS ARE STUCK ON CHICKEN LIVERS AND CUTBAIT BUT THESE CRICKETS ARE THE BEST BAIT I'VE USED SO FAR! LOOK EM' UP AND SEE IF YA HAVE EM' WHERE YOUR FROM!
     
  13. metalman

    metalman Well-Known Member

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    No George, you are confusing them with Jehovah's Crickets...W
     
  14. James Bentley

    James Bentley New Member

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    Now Im Skeered,what will I get this summer when I go to the bait shop and ask for crickets:eek:oooh: