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Discussion in 'Catfishing Baits' started by Trophy Hunter, Dec 1, 2006.
Does anyone use squid for bait when the shad and gills become hard to come by? Thanks in advance.
I use squid all the time. and i allways catch cats. sometimes not so big and some big. I use live pins or gills down here to but mostly catch just the same thing and size as on the squid . Here squid gets the cats befor the live bait does. But i still use the live. shrimp works good here for cats to. If i go to a tournament some where in a diff. state i use live gills and cut shad and squid.and seem to get good results on them all. up north i would use chubs and white gold fish.
Squid works at times. Its not my go to bait but I have had some success in the past with it. Using them whole is good for blues. Cutting into strips is fine for channels.
"Thanks B. H." :big_smile: ,
I always wonder about using squid for bait when I'm fishing for Channels up here in my fishing waters.
"Now" I have to give it a shot the next time out.
Bert:cool2: & Shania:0010:
Bert & Phil
I have never had any luck with it But could have been wrong place wrong time:big_smile:
squid i know it works awsome for saltwater fishin so i don't why it wouldn't be a good one for fresh specially all these catz eatin everything they get close to and if u can get some skipjack get it cause with that i have caught alot of catz during afternoon with just jugz and that's it
squid for bait? never heard of it. I think its a saltwater bait.
I've caught a couple of the smaller (1.5 - 2#) channels on squid strips, but these were farm-raised fish.
I use in quite often in the Saltwater but haven't had much luck with it in the Freshwater.
I do have good sucess with cut Sardines & Shrimp, especially after they've been sitting around a couple of days
In late fall several boats were fishing blue cats in the same area. One boat couldn't touch a fish while the rest of us were doing well on cut bait and livers. When I asked, they said they were using squid, so I gave them some bluegill and they started catching some fish. It doesn't seem like squid is a good choice.
I wouldn't think squid would work real good for the same reason I don't have any luck with shrimp. Of course just about any bait will work sometimes, but being that most cats have never seen, smelled, or probably tasted anything like a squid, they probably wouldn't be drawn to it like they would a nice piece of bloody shad.
I have tried it with out much luck. Had a few small bites but pretty sure they were just bait stealers!!!
ill have to try it on my next trip to the river and get back to you all later with results.
i use the squid arms to catch bluegill and the arms last much longer than a worm does
I ate some squid at the China Garden tonite, and I wouldn't eat it again even if I were a catfish.
i seen in a video where a channel cat guide on the red river in canada use em. i have never though. i eat em,lol.well only once and it was tasty.
The only time I've used squid for bait is when ocean fishing. But I can see some big ole blues being caught on them.
Only fished it twice with not much luck. If I remember correctly I think I had 2 fish under 2 lbs each
Up here in Virginia, we have big blue cats that I use eel for. But squid and nightcrawlers are bait of choice when fishing for "dinner-size" fish.
By the way: noticed "PASTOR E" with a picture of a striper, which reminds me I caught my couple of largest blue cats on a chunk of striper belly...just sayin'.
Also, the Northwest River is getting attention for huge cats for the first time in years. Another spot that is a winner is bank fishing down on the North River and Camden Point. Can be quite a challenge hoisting the bigger girls out of the stump fields. Lost one a couple weeks ago in COLD water that I couldn't slow up before he ran into a stump field, braking off my 30lb test.
Cold water catting is how I stay sane(HAH!) during the winter....
wow a very old thread,,,, some good ol members,,,, looked a a couple post and thought I was back in the good ol days with some the members post,,,,but then I looked at the date