Using Squid for Bait?

Discussion in 'Catfishing Baits' started by Trophy Hunter, Dec 1, 2006.

  1. Trophy Hunter

    Trophy Hunter New Member

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    Does anyone use squid for bait when the shad and gills become hard to come by? Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Team StrayCats

    Team StrayCats New Member

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    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.
     

  3. bluehunter

    bluehunter New Member

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    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.
     
  4. shania

    shania New Member

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    "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.
    :confident:

    Thanks Again,
    Bert:cool2: & Shania:0010:

    :worship: :0a23:
    Bert & Phil
     
  5. Pastor E

    Pastor E New Member

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    I have never had any luck with it But could have been wrong place wrong time:big_smile:
     
  6. hailei

    hailei New Member

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    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
     
  7. CJ21

    CJ21 New Member

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    squid for bait? never heard of it. I think its a saltwater bait.
     
  8. rich-online

    rich-online New Member

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    I've caught a couple of the smaller (1.5 - 2#) channels on squid strips, but these were farm-raised fish.
     
  9. trnsmsn

    trnsmsn New Member

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    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
     
  10. EricM

    EricM Active Member

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    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.
     
  11. neocats

    neocats New Member

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    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.
     
  12. flathead20000

    flathead20000 New Member

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    I have tried it with out much luck. Had a few small bites but pretty sure they were just bait stealers!!!
     
  13. waitinforwhiskers

    waitinforwhiskers New Member

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    ill have to try it on my next trip to the river and get back to you all later with results.
     
  14. ko1featherweigh

    ko1featherweigh New Member

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    i use the squid arms to catch bluegill and the arms last much longer than a worm does
     
  15. kat in the hat

    kat in the hat New Member

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    I ate some squid at the China Garden tonite, and I wouldn't eat it again even if I were a catfish.
     
  16. JERMSQUIRM

    JERMSQUIRM New Member

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    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.
     
  17. fisherman94580

    fisherman94580 New Member

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    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.
     
  18. hotwhelz

    hotwhelz New Member

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    Only fished it twice with not much luck. If I remember correctly I think I had 2 fish under 2 lbs each
     
  19. BLACK ADDER

    BLACK ADDER New Member

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    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....
    BA
     
  20. riverbud55

    riverbud55 Well-Known Member

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    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:unhappy::cry: