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Author Topic: Trotline bait  (Read 5965 times)

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Re: Trotline bait
« Reply #15 on: December 21, 2009, 08:41:30 PM »
 Goldfish is what we always used first choice,crawdad's second and worms and cut bait next as the night went on.

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Re: Trotline bait
« Reply #16 on: January 08, 2010, 05:01:05 PM »
... when we set our trotlines we used a bunch of different bait, the first time we set it..just to see what the fish were in the mood for...then rebaited after the first check with what seemed popular.

So what's everyone else use?

That's a great way to do it, BD.  Give 'em what they want!  There are so many great baits out there, it's hard to tell what they'll be in the mood for.  You can never go wrong with nightcrawlers, crawdads, snails, cheese baits, etc., but I have my best success with dough baits for channels, and live perch (brem) or shad for blues and yellows.  When I can find a partner, I run 2 lines; one for channels and one for blues and yellows.  If I'm by myself, which is most of the time, I stage large, and bait with a variety of stuff.  I make my own dough bait, and my wife won't even go with me if I'm baiting with it.  Yeah, it's rank, but the cats love it!  Here's one from Lake Waco....
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Re: Trotline bait
« Reply #17 on: January 09, 2010, 08:18:21 AM »
... when we set our trotlines we used a bunch of different bait, the first time we set it..just to see what the fish were in the mood for...then rebaited after the first check with what seemed popular.

So what's everyone else use?

That's a great way to do it, BD.  Give 'em what they want!  There are so many great baits out there, it's hard to tell what they'll be in the mood for.  You can never go wrong with nightcrawlers, crawdads, snails, cheese baits, etc., but I have my best success with dough baits for channels, and live perch (brem) or shad for blues and yellows.  When I can find a partner, I run 2 lines; one for channels and one for blues and yellows.  If I'm by myself, which is most of the time, I stage large, and bait with a variety of stuff.  I make my own dough bait, and my wife won't even go with me if I'm baiting with it.  Yeah, it's rank, but the cats love it!  Here's one from Lake Waco....
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Re: Trotline bait
« Reply #18 on: January 12, 2010, 05:48:33 PM »
... when we set our trotlines we used a bunch of different bait, the first time we set it..just to see what the fish were in the mood for...then rebaited after the first check with what seemed popular.

So what's everyone else use?

That's a great way to do it, BD.  Give 'em what they want!  There are so many great baits out there, it's hard to tell what they'll be in the mood for.  You can never go wrong with nightcrawlers, crawdads, snails, cheese baits, etc., but I have my best success with dough baits for channels, and live perch (brem) or shad for blues and yellows.  When I can find a partner, I run 2 lines; one for channels and one for blues and yellows.  If I'm by myself, which is most of the time, I stage large, and bait with a variety of stuff.  I make my own dough bait, and my wife won't even go with me if I'm baiting with it.  Yeah, it's rank, but the cats love it!  Here's one from Lake Waco....

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Re: Trotline bait
« Reply #19 on: January 12, 2010, 05:52:26 PM »
... when we set our trotlines we used a bunch of different bait, the first time we set it..just to see what the fish were in the mood for...then rebaited after the first check with what seemed popular.

So what's everyone else use?

That's a great way to do it, BD.  Give 'em what they want!  There are so many great baits out there, it's hard to tell what they'll be in the mood for.  You can never go wrong with nightcrawlers, crawdads, snails, cheese baits, etc., but I have my best success with dough baits for channels, and live perch (brem) or shad for blues and yellows.  When I can find a partner, I run 2 lines; one for channels and one for blues and yellows.  If I'm by myself, which is most of the time, I stage large, and bait with a variety of stuff.  I make my own dough bait, and my wife won't even go with me if I'm baiting with it.  Yeah, it's rank, but the cats love it!  Here's one from Lake Waco....
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Re: Trotline bait
« Reply #20 on: January 13, 2010, 11:56:45 AM »
Any cut bait and nightcrawlers my old man used Ivory soap years ago i never did He said it worked great
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Re: Trotline bait
« Reply #21 on: January 13, 2010, 01:27:18 PM »
we use cottonseed cake, it is hard like plywood and when it soaks in the water for 6 hours it starts flaking off. it works awsome. the only problem is it is getting harder to find each year.

That is cool I have never heard of it. A friend of mines dad commercial fished for years. He had a recipe of this liquid you just soaked the hooks in and that was  it. It was crazy how much fish he caught. The sad thing is that he was not a very nice man and was not even nice to his family although them family stuck with him till death. But the sad thing is he never shared that recipe with anyone not even his boys that work on the boat with him for years. So he died with that recipe. My friend still has a few jars of it and we went fishing a few summers ago and used some of it and it worked great we caught about 100lbs worth of blue cats in about 3 hours.
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Re: Trotline bait
« Reply #22 on: January 19, 2010, 02:41:24 PM »
i use bluegill and gold fish but theses Asian carp are not bad at 7 inches
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Re: Trotline bait
« Reply #23 on: February 01, 2010, 10:46:53 PM »
When we trout line fish we fish for flat heads. And we have the best luck with black perch, and if their not available we use gold fish.  Works for us.    @--0--0101
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Re: Trotline bait
« Reply #24 on: February 02, 2010, 04:08:12 PM »
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Re: Trotline bait
« Reply #25 on: February 07, 2010, 04:27:12 PM »
We use different varietys to see what they are hitting on and then line them up with whatever they are wanting that day.. We use ivory soap, cut shad, whole small bream, minnows, and hot dogs soaked in garlice powder and water and let set out in the sun...rough on the ole nose but seems to work very well.
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Re: Trotline bait
« Reply #26 on: February 07, 2010, 09:52:22 PM »
Hay Jon !!! We have been using hotdogs when we have been floating jugs on the river.Seem to work pretty good. But some one told me to use garlic bologna. We haven't had a chance to try it yet, but the hotdogs soaked in garlic powder seems like the cheapper rout to take, and probably just as effective.  ##$%#115 for the tip..
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