Weird baits to catch blue catfish

Discussion in 'Blue Catfishing' started by katcatchingfool, Sep 15, 2006.

  1. katcatchingfool

    katcatchingfool New Member

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    what is the weirdest bait or odd bait you ever used to catch a blue cat?
     
  2. LiquidSteel

    LiquidSteel New Member

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    I once saw a guy using marshmellows to catch carp, hook into an 18 pound blue. The marshmellows would float for about 10 minutes, and then slowly sink. I would have never thought to have used marshmellow for anything but hot chocloate and smores!
    :0a23:
     

  3. thomcat

    thomcat New Member

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    ive never caught a blue cat, but i heard of a taco smashed up and put on a hook
     
  4. ka_c4_boom

    ka_c4_boom New Member

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    that was me who used a taco lol but it caught a channel cat
     
  5. laidbck111

    laidbck111 New Member

    I didn't catch the blue but I saw one eat a duckling before.
     
  6. bufryda1

    bufryda1 New Member

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    I caught one of my first blues on a fried chicken leg in the Cape Fear River
     
  7. catfishrus

    catfishrus New Member

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    i caught a few off my dads rod a couple times and hes pretty fast....lol. aw you said bait.:roll_eyes: i ve caught a few on stew beef.
     
  8. OHFishmanB

    OHFishmanB New Member

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    I have always heard that Dove soap works well. Cut them up into cubes and they will float off the bottom.
     
  9. weathermantrey

    weathermantrey New Member

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    I guess the weirdest thing for me is a rattle trap while bass fishing.
     
  10. WHEELMOBILE07

    WHEELMOBILE07 New Member

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    I read an article in VA game and fish that one man used back chickens from his hen house and he would put them on there alive.

    I caught a 19.9# Flattie once on a 3"black mister twister on 4lb test on a 5.5 foot berkely rod with a ultralight spinning mitchell reel. Took me almost an hour to get him in.

    Wheelmobile07
     
  11. TonyJr

    TonyJr New Member

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    Don't tell me that! Now I'll be looking for a loop hole around the federal reg. on using ducklings for bait! (I'm joking of course!)
    :eek:oooh::eek:oooh::big_smile::big_smile:


    I've heard of people catching cats on freedom fries!
     
  12. herekitty

    herekitty New Member

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    Caught a 4# blue on an crank bait once.
     
  13. catfish_jordan

    catfish_jordan New Member

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    i once caught one on red licorice.
     
  14. flatheadsteven

    flatheadsteven New Member

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    never have caught a blue cat before would like to some time tho but i did catch a 28 pound flathead on a doughball while fishing for carp one night.
     
  15. photocat

    photocat New Member

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    There was a post earlier this year about a PB&J sandwich being used to catch 2 blues during a lunch break... I still have yet to get out there with PB&J sandwiches to test this theory... they get made at home then somewhere between making and going fishing they disappear (usually in to my belly)... but i'm going to play around with it the next time I go to the Potomac and see what comes of it...
     
  16. outoftheboat

    outoftheboat Active Member

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    I do know they love a 1/2" piece of a $0.99 red hot dog. It has to be the cheap red ones. One spring that's about all they would bite. If you have not tried it, it's worth a try.
     
  17. TonyJr

    TonyJr New Member

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    AWWW, The red hot dog!! As a kid it was all I had to fish with and IT WORKED!!:big_smile:
     
  18. Bigbluefisherman

    Bigbluefisherman New Member

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    I caught an 8# blue on a rattle trap in a pond! I thought I had a record bass on!
     
  19. kickersdad

    kickersdad New Member

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    caught one on a crankbait.
     
  20. fish getter

    fish getter New Member

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    We heard from some old dogs that they had used blacke and red licorice. Tried it, it worked