Weekend of Live Bait VS Stink Bait

Discussion in 'Channel Catfish' started by daystarchis, Jul 27, 2009.

  1. daystarchis

    daystarchis New Member

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    We had a Part 2 of our Mendota Gathering here in Central Califorina. Bunch of us guys braved the 100 degree heat for 3 days and 2 nights of fishing. Caught over 20. Best prepared bait went to Sonny's. It beat Secret seven 3-1:wink: Prpared baits consited on Danny Kings, Premo, Charlies Blood, Secret 7. Had a few other cant remember the names.
    Hot bait as usual was live bait caught there (crawdads). Minnows and clams took a close 2nd. Fished Chovies, mack, Bonita chunks and a cut gill with no worth while results. Pictures are of 2 male channels caught on live crawdads.
    Link to the thread:wink:
    http://www.catfish1.com/forums/showthread.php?p=1561771#post1561771
     

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  2. morivercatfisher

    morivercatfisher New Member

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    sonnys is tha bomb:cool2:
     

  3. brinley45cal

    brinley45cal Active Member

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    sonnys is some good stuff,as far as prepared baits go i dont use anything but sonnys and secret 7 anymore. crawdads are a killer bait ill fish with them anytime i can get my hands on them babys,well the soft ones anyway.
     
  4. CJ21

    CJ21 New Member

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    Thats a nice Channel.
     
  5. bownero

    bownero New Member

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    As far as Stinkbaits, Sonny's has been the best producer around this area to. Caught some great Channels in the 2-13# range on this stuff. Stays on the rigs good to!! Thanks for the pics and the story of your success. Nice cats!! COOL! WTG!
     
  6. daystarchis

    daystarchis New Member

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    The bigger cats liked the crawdads and live minnows the best. Sonnys got hits the whole time I used it at the gathering.
     
  7. Catpaw

    Catpaw Well-Known Member

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    Robb stink bait is a good choice of bait ..In till it warm's up to much here in central cali and the water get's past a certain temp, I find once it has been over 105 degree's for a couple day's and the water is like warm bath water the kitty's prefer live bait instead of stink or punch bait ..But i still use in just in case :wink: There is a kitty that's really hungry and want's a snack.
     
  8. scrappy

    scrappy New Member

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    Nice cats.Ive had days were dinks were hitting on sonnys and nothen much liked my crawdads.What i did was run a hook from the tail all the way threw the crawdad and then dunk it in sonnys.Would get cats from 3 to 10 pounds on em,these were fair size dadys and it kept the dinks away long enough for the bigger fish to bite.Hmm maybe i sould try a volley ball dunked in sonnys.
     
  9. buddyodie

    buddyodie New Member

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    Nice fish Robb! My wife Lisa and I spent most of the day both Sat.& Sun. on The Illinois river. The temp. was in the lower 80's so not to bad out there. We definately are getting more bites on the stinky stuff right now than any thing else. we brought home 17 from 2 lbs to 9 lbs being the biggest, of course Lisa had to catch the 9. We were using Sonnys, Secret Seven & Wicked Sticky. All of the bigger fish were caught on the Wicked Sticky using 4/0 Gama octopus circle with a 1 inch hunk of sponge on it. Don't have much luck with the dip worms & trebles.
     
  10. twisted

    twisted New Member

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    clams ? how do you get them ? fresh or frozen ?
     
  11. CatHunterSteve

    CatHunterSteve New Member

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    thakns for the pics ands the report Rob, sounds like a good time! I would love to go to a gathering someday that would be neat!
     
  12. daystarchis

    daystarchis New Member

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    I would recommend a gathering to you Steve. They are a blast!