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Discussion in 'Catfishing Baits' started by reelking92, Aug 30, 2007.
will catfish eat shad even if they aren't native to the body of water i fish?
Stinkbait's not natural to the area you fish, so why wouldnt shad work?
not being smart alec or nothing but theres only one sure way to find out !
i think they would eat any smaller fish like the shad or sunfish i know they eat goldfish and minnows .
sure wont hurt to try.
I have caught catfish on blue gill that I have harvested out of other waters. I don't think they seem to mind.
There is the slight possibility that the bait will not live long if you get it out of different waters. From shock of temperature change so on and so fourth. But as long as they're swimming the lunch, Heck even if they check out early they're still lunch in most cases
simply stated, yes.
I have never fished waters around my area that shad is not native but I would imagine that shad would be productive anywhere. Afterall, they are slimy, oily, and stink. What better bait for catfish.:wink:
A buddy of mine has a pond that the kids come up and fish and they use all kinds of bait. The other day they were up there so i brought him some old shad that i had in the freezer. he gave some to the kids and they started catching channel cat left and right. So yes they will hit them anywhere.
Does a bear $#!& in the woods?, yep...they like it...:wink:
You bet! I don't think the cats will mind a bit.
Shad are the BIG MAC of the fish world. (IMHO)
They will only eat them if they are feeding and maybe...Just maybe one will eat one that you have on a hook, LOL!!! Who knows, anything is possible:wink:, LMAO!!!
Around here we call shad " catfish candy"!
You've obviously never seen where I use to fish as a kid. :smile2:
You guys are lucky...here in California, we mostly can use dead ocean fish. Frozen shad, too, and live minnows.
when i was in texas working i brought mullet back to arkansas and cought cats on them including flatheads.
If you fish the Missouri River close to the city, you'll smell some things that will make you wonder...
I've used smelt with great success in the south and they are a northern bait fish. So my answer is a definate yes.
No doubt about it, catfish will eat shad(native or not). I think most catfish will eat anything that smells good to them that will fit in their mouth
Cats slay the shad in Iowa.
They will eat the shad no matter if they are native to the lake you are fishing. Good luck.