What are you using for bait?

Discussion in 'LOCAL ALABAMA TALK' started by Chestdeep, May 24, 2006.

  1. Chestdeep

    Chestdeep New Member

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    Three weeks ago I caught a basket full on chicken livers and now I can't get em to hit anything.What are you folks using for bait,,and,,,Deep water or shallow water,,,I'm fishing areas of 10-15 feet deep.Northeast Tenn River.
     
  2. BhamRoadrunner

    BhamRoadrunner New Member

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    Chicken livers, shiner's and night crawlers.

    Just depends on the time of day around here really.
     

  3. bud_rabon

    bud_rabon New Member

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    cut & live shad
     
  4. Dreadnaught

    Dreadnaught New Member

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    Anything I can catch in a castnet!!!
     
  5. squirtspop

    squirtspop New Member

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    Was using shrimp marinated in vanilla Sunday afternoon. Caught 9 little channels about 10 inches long. Had some beef liver with lots of garlic salt that had marinated about a week too. Had something hit it on the baitcaster reel and it hit and run. Created on heck of a blacklash in it. Lost the fish too. Was in a farm pond.
     
  6. jtrew

    jtrew New Member

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    On the Arkansas & Tennessee Rivers, I've had good luck using cut shad & skipjack.
     
  7. Arkie55

    Arkie55 New Member

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    Just can't go wrong with skipjack herring and shad.
     
  8. Chestdeep

    Chestdeep New Member

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    Jackson County Alabama
    I had better luck last night,moved to deeper water along a bluff line.Most fish was in the 3-4 lb range.
     
  9. Flatheadhunter33

    Flatheadhunter33 New Member

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    Live and cut up gills. Sometimes chicken livers.
     
  10. BamaCats

    BamaCats New Member

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    i been using some of jtrews secret bait salt pork with garlic salt the kitties here have been tearing it up.
     
  11. paleocaver

    paleocaver New Member

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    The 'ol faithfull night crawlers have brought the most fish in so far. Had some hits on bluegill but nothing to show for it. I think I'm too anxious.
     
  12. catfishdaddyengineering

    catfishdaddyengineering New Member

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    I have a few worms that will hopefully be ready by next weekend. If the birds do'nt get them first. Gonna take the kids to Prattville park tomorrow for Kid's fishing day.

    Arthur
     
  13. BhamRoadrunner

    BhamRoadrunner New Member

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    I tried some Chicken Gizzards, they worked ok, but they aren't a chicken liver, that's for sure.

    Mostly I use the Wal-mart night crawlers or Shiners. Blue's on the warrior tear the crap out of the shiners and just about everything else will eat the night crawlers.

    Been fishing in about 30-40 feet of water with the shiners and sometimes small bluegill.
     
  14. CJ21

    CJ21 New Member

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    I use chicken livers and worms.
     
  15. dcaruthers

    dcaruthers New Member

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    Where exactly are you fishing? If you are not getting bites on chicken livers in the Tn river this time of year...you need to change locations. On lake Guntersville the channels are tearing up fresh chicken liver, but I am having the time of my life using fresh bream and shad cut-bait. Try using a slip float...the cats seam to come off the bottom as the water warms. I have been using noodles set at different depths to zero in on them, then I set my slip floats at that depth and hold on. Chicken liver seams to attrack the most bites, but the big ones are running for the bream. I've been using 3-6" bream and cutting them sideways from the guts to the tail.
     
  16. BamaCats

    BamaCats New Member

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    Alabama
    i have recently started using Danny Kings punch bait here on the Conecuh river. They are really tearing it up here.
     
  17. FLAT

    FLAT New Member

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    SOUTH CAROLINA
    anything that lives in the lake i'm fishing.and grass hoppers to.
     
  18. wigginsdano59

    wigginsdano59 New Member

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    bamacats, where are you fishing on the conecuh?
     
  19. laidbck111

    laidbck111 New Member

    I am going to try a ground up mixture stuffed into sausage casing. The mixture is shd, gills, liver and night crawler put into sausage caseing.
     
  20. BamaCats

    BamaCats New Member

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    i fish the conecuh around Troy or Glenwood. that is my two prime spots to fish not to mention they are close to the house.