Wild shiners in the Northeast Cape Fear river.

Discussion in 'NORTH CAROLINA RIVERS TALK' started by catfish98054, May 1, 2008.

  1. catfish98054

    catfish98054 New Member

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    does anyone catch them in traps or know where to
     
  2. BILLYP

    BILLYP New Member

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    The only way that I have heard of anyone catching them is on a cast net by the lock and damn.
     

  3. Pier Pressure

    Pier Pressure New Member

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    You can catch them on a hook and worm or in a minnow trap with some bread. The hard part is keeping the bread in the trap for more than an hour :smile2:. They are a good deep bait in the summer, since they don't check out in 10 mins. like a shad will and are super easy to keep alive.
     
  4. Jerry60k

    Jerry60k New Member

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    I have built a trap that works to catch those wild shiners.

    http://www.catfish1.com/forums/showthread.php?t=79612

    Just take some crackers and crumble em into the water first to draw them in then set out the trap.Check it every 10 minutes or so because them shiners are smart enough to find their way out.

    If your talking about Emeralds this is the trap you need.
     
  5. breadboy

    breadboy New Member

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    I am lucky enough to catch them on a local lake with waxworms and a float rig. i watch for little bubbles. caught some over a foot! nice, hardy baits. caught alot of nice channels over 20 and bass over 8 (one 12 lber) in that same lake. as far as the river goes, i cannot say but i would try little coves and creek mouths,
     
  6. FATFLATTIE

    FATFLATTIE New Member

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    Yep, if you can get them they work pretty good. Cut the really big ones and the smaller ones work too, just pile a bunch of them on the hook. The only way I've got them is in a cast net and hook and line. Never had any luck with a minnow trap for anything:eek:oooh: