what do you feed your bait if kept long time ??

Discussion in 'All Catfishing' started by Montgomery, May 24, 2008.

  1. Montgomery

    Montgomery New Member

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    i'm sorry for posting this in the wrong spot. wasn't sure where to put it . but i know what blue gills eat . but what do you all feed them, when keeping them for say a month. it would cost to much money to buy enough food for 40 or 50 gills. and you would have to put in some real work hunting worms. i thought about bread and corn . but bread can make your water cloudy and nasty. and wouldn't we want to feed our bait something cheap and good for them . we want them strong and healthy . not staving and weak. so does anyone have any suggestions. thank you all
     
  2. Pirate Jerry

    Pirate Jerry New Member

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    If your bait tank is away from the house you can hang a couple of chicken leg quarters over the tank, in a few days you will have maggots faling into the tank. If you have a small minnow seine you can walk it thru a weed field and you will catch all kinds of bugs to dump in the tank..
     

  3. gottagetabigun

    gottagetabigun New Member

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    hang a light bulb a foot or so over the top of your tank and there should be enough bugs fall in at night to satisfy them. be very careful though for obvious reasons. or a bug zapper if you have one.
     
  4. Montgomery

    Montgomery New Member

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    i must say that dont sound half bad. but i do keep a lid on my tank . i had 2 10 inch channel jump out the other day..