You may have used this bait but...

Discussion in 'Catfishing Baits' started by catman529, Oct 10, 2006.

  1. catman529

    catman529 New Member

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    I harvest shiners w/ my cast net. They are 4-5 inches long and have blunt noses and lots of foul green guts. Great live for channels, bass, gar and drum. Live or dead. Cats will readily take a head dripping with those green guts.
     
  2. TonyJr

    TonyJr New Member

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    I think you're talking about gizzard shad. That's my #1 bait and all I really use!! I like the ones about 8 inches long!! I'll cut them up in 1 in cubes and hook'm on!! The ones that are 3 to 4 inches get cut in half and hooked! WORKS WHEN NOTHING ELSE WILL!!:cool2::cool2::cool2:

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  3. catman529

    catman529 New Member

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    Actually, no, but I have caugh a couple good gizzard shad in the Harpeth. They worked on Old Hickory Lake when I caught them there. The bait I use here are some sort of minnow or redhorse. their bodies are far to sleek to be shad. Thanks for the tip anyway.
     
  4. BIG GEORGE

    BIG GEORGE New Member

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    Nice avatar. You really are a catman. I hope the wizard changes you back. LOL!
     
  5. TonyJr

    TonyJr New Member

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    Here's some we caught on the Pearl River tonight!
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  6. laidbck111

    laidbck111 New Member

    I must be doing something wrong. I have never seen a shad that big. The biggest one I have ever seen was about 8 inches long. I take yall are fishing for those and not cast netting.
     
  7. TonyJr

    TonyJr New Member

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    We caught them with a 6 foot throw net in the Rez (Pearl River)!! We can legally caught them in that body of water! I think the biggest we caught has been around 13 in. We were catching them in 8 foot water with no structure underneath at night with a qbeam shinning in the water!! They're attracted to light. Sometimes they'll jump in the boat with us!! Last night was a trip for this weekends jugg'n trip and another up to Tunica to fish the MS river.:cool2: