Where do you hook your baitfish?

Discussion in 'Catfishing Baits' started by Chief, Mar 16, 2006.

  1. Chief

    Chief New Member

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    i've always just hooked my bait up through the mouth, but i was wondering if i should do something different if i use a circle hook.
     
  2. hunterman1971

    hunterman1971 New Member

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    I've always hooked mine in back fin.some people hook in tails they don't die so fast i guess
     

  3. balddaddy91

    balddaddy91 New Member

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    I always hook mine in the back just up from the top dorsal fin:0a18:
     
  4. casey

    casey New Member

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    I hook mine behind the dorsal fin
     
  5. tncatfishing

    tncatfishing New Member

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    I have hooked them behind the dorsal fin, through the mouth, the noise and even through the eyes. Try scaling the bait some it will let off more smell. Or even put some slits in the bait and let it bleed. With bluegill you can snip part on the tail off so their is more movement.
     
  6. FlatGetter

    FlatGetter New Member

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    In the tail musle
     
  7. JAinSC

    JAinSC Active Member

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    I am always fishing in the river with a bit of current, so I hook them in the nose - actually, I go in the mouth and out through the top of the nose. That way they are facing into the current and stay strong for hours (unless they get eaten, of course). I figure that if I hooked them anywhere else, once they start getting tired they's get turned sideways in the current ansd drown.
     
  8. 1stpalindrone

    1stpalindrone New Member

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    Depends on what Im fishing with.

    Gills on trotline = behind dorsal (so they can swim around freely and bleed)

    gills/minnow on rod/reel = lips (loosely, so they can swim with the reelin in and still breath cast after cast

    shad= always threw the back with the guts opened up

    Lucas:cool:
     
  9. SangamonCatKiller

    SangamonCatKiller New Member

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    central illinois
    Like flatgetter said, there is a fleshy area between the tail and midsection of the fish. Putting a hook on the upper part of that lobe between there is usually just fine.
     
  10. tnkatman

    tnkatman New Member

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    Bluff City, TN
    Behind The Dorsal Fin.
     
  11. Damian_Storm

    Damian_Storm New Member

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    indiana
    just behind the dorsal
     
  12. catmanofohio

    catmanofohio New Member

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    kind of behind the dorsal and in topish mid of the tail.... if u come straight down from top dorsal to the middle of the tail and back of fish towards the end until the tail sleeks down stop there.... real nice fatty piece to hook into there! :)
     
  13. bigfish

    bigfish New Member

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    Dunbar WV.
    i always just hooke straight up through the nose no matter if im using shad or gills.
     
  14. Chief

    Chief New Member

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    Indiana
    so basically it doesnt matter where you hook them if your using circle hooks?