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#11232089 - 11/18/15 06:42 PM Winter bait
Gregg R Offline
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Registered: 05/25/12
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When it gets to cold to catch shad for baiting juglines, what do you guys use for bait in the winter?

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#11232105 - 11/18/15 06:51 PM Re: Winter bait [Re: Gregg R]
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Carp and buffalo.
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#11232113 - 11/18/15 06:55 PM Re: Winter bait [Re: Gregg R]
Tom Baty Offline
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I've been catching shad at the ramps in the afternoons/evenings, in an effort to stockpile enough for the winter. Plan on putting some bluegill away, too.

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#11232117 - 11/18/15 06:57 PM Re: Winter bait [Re: Gregg R]
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It never gets 2 cold to catch shad just gotta knowait where to look
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#11232143 - 11/18/15 07:09 PM Re: Winter bait [Re: Smoky]
Gregg R Offline
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I usually just see them on top of the water but havnt seen any in a few days, I figured they went deep or something, where do you find them?

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#11232146 - 11/18/15 07:10 PM Re: Winter bait [Re: Gregg R]
Gregg R Offline
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By the way, I usually jug line for blues.

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#11232263 - 11/18/15 08:33 PM Re: Winter bait [Re: Gregg R]
44 Diesel Offline
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Registered: 12/25/12
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I found out last year that getten bait in the winter is real easy, especially if you use a taped cast net. I had a lot of luck catching shad just by running the sonar along the main river channel of the lakes, sometimes on the edge and sometimes suspended right over the channel. That is one of the first places I check when looking for winter shad.

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#11232621 - 11/19/15 07:11 AM Re: Winter bait [Re: Gregg R]
Chemdawg Offline
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I found skipper Jack works wonders, the vender I buy my cheese she goes and catches the with a rond and real. the call them catfish candy because he said he go after them like a kid goes after candy in a store I wold use shad but i just cant through that net more then 3 times skipper Jack haring are supper oily fish they are toughengough to freeze and to use and them free what you did not use

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#11232884 - 11/19/15 09:20 AM Re: Winter bait [Re: Gregg R]
sapalmer Offline
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Loc: Dallas
squid.

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#11233154 - 11/19/15 11:29 AM Re: Winter bait [Re: Gregg R]
Chiprat Offline
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catch and freeze Perch, Shad in Salt water Ziplocks, and also some good Salted Garlic Chicken Livers. Not to mention just plain Chicken Breast, but find the cheap ones like Manager Specials. when all fails, grab some Hot dogs and put them on. I have heard of a Good Guy, on Texoma, using Little Smokies, and does well in the winter months.

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#11233446 - 11/19/15 02:40 PM Re: Winter bait [Re: 44 Diesel]
Gregg R Offline
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Hey 44 Diesel, this may be a dumb question, but what do you mean by taped cast net? Are the shad pretty deep? I appreciate your help.

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#11233484 - 11/19/15 03:03 PM Re: Winter bait [Re: Gregg R]
txranchhand75 Offline
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Registered: 03/31/12
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Loc: Godley,Tx
go look on castnets.com and you will see taped castnets......they are made for catching bait in the winter time in deep water situations.....we use them all the time and use the in 30 to 40 foot of water

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#11233938 - 11/19/15 07:54 PM Re: Winter bait [Re: Gregg R]
44 Diesel Offline
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Registered: 12/25/12
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Loc: Burleson,TX
Originally Posted By: Gregg R
Hey 44 Diesel, this may be a dumb question, but what do you mean by taped cast net? Are the shad pretty deep? I appreciate your help.


A little pricy but worth it, I only use in the winter in the open water so I never really have to worry about snags. I can catch shad in 40ft of water if need be. The tape helps it stay open all the way to the bottom. Never really thought about them till OPTI PRIME on the forum mentioned em. GS-1500 is the best for me

http://castnets.com/gs-1000-with-tape.html


Edited by 44 Diesel (11/19/15 08:02 PM)

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#11234023 - 11/19/15 08:45 PM Re: Winter bait [Re: Gregg R]
Txmedic033 Online   content
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Registered: 08/13/13
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Loc: Longview, Tx
I still remember when nobody else knew about taped nets and Everyone thought I was just amazing at catching bait. Now the secret is out and there aren't any more taped nets in the clearance section.

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#11234075 - 11/19/15 09:16 PM Re: Winter bait [Re: Txmedic033]
steveiam Online   content
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Registered: 09/19/09
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Loc: Red Oak, Tx. (North Texas)
Originally Posted By: Txmedic033
I still remember when nobody else knew about taped nets and Everyone thought I was just amazing at catching bait. Now the secret is out and there aren't any more taped nets in the clearance section.
it does Take some time but I bought one and then taped one myself-I used a high quality duct tape And it worked great-


Edited by steveiam (11/19/15 09:17 PM)
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