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#11701753 - 07/02/16 08:12 PM Hangin in there
Nickbyrd Offline
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Registered: 06/15/16
Posts: 1523
Loc: Alvarado tx
Alvarado lake 3rd time today since 1 am I've rebaited my trotline . 1st time chicken livers. 2nd time weenies . 3rd time chicken livers . Robbed everytime hope yall are doin better !

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#11702486 - 07/03/16 12:08 PM Re: Hangin in there [Re: Nickbyrd]
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Registered: 08/13/13
Posts: 4060
Loc: Longview, Tx
Get something that will stay on the hook. Cut bait or preferably some bream. Grab a small hook and some earthworms and catch some bait.

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#11702854 - 07/03/16 04:22 PM Re: Hangin in there [Re: Nickbyrd]
taterpop Offline
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Registered: 01/30/13
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I have noticed that baiting out right about dark helps with the bait thieves .

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#11703100 - 07/03/16 07:50 PM Re: Hangin in there [Re: Nickbyrd]
AustinS Offline
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Registered: 05/23/16
Posts: 118
Loc: East TX
I did pretty well with cubes of cheap cheddar cheese today. What kind of hooks are you using?
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#11703101 - 07/03/16 07:52 PM Re: Hangin in there [Re: Nickbyrd]
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Cheese is sort of an old standby for me. Let it sit in the sun until it gets soft and oily. Makes it easier to get on the hook without cracking. Stays on well and bream don't seem to mess with it.
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#11703173 - 07/03/16 09:05 PM Re: Hangin in there [Re: Nickbyrd]
liketofishalot Offline
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Registered: 01/06/09
Posts: 656
Loc: Burleson, tx
I have done the same thing and had the same issues
finnaly realized I was setting my lines in turtle city
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#11706962 - 07/06/16 08:18 AM Re: Hangin in there [Re: liketofishalot]
Nickbyrd Offline
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Registered: 06/15/16
Posts: 1523
Loc: Alvarado tx
Yes I had caught a turtle the first time I threw it out there .

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#11706963 - 07/06/16 08:19 AM Re: Hangin in there [Re: liketofishalot]
Nickbyrd Offline
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Registered: 06/15/16
Posts: 1523
Loc: Alvarado tx
So I know what you mean there everywhere

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#11706966 - 07/06/16 08:20 AM Re: Hangin in there [Re: Nickbyrd]
Nickbyrd Offline
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Registered: 06/15/16
Posts: 1523
Loc: Alvarado tx
Think I'll grab me some bream and I got trebles bought to switch out too some 5-6 ot hooks

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#11706984 - 07/06/16 08:30 AM Re: Hangin in there [Re: taterpop]
Nickbyrd Offline
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Registered: 06/15/16
Posts: 1523
Loc: Alvarado tx
I've noticed this too it's in the morning when I always get screwed and my line jacked with

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#11707084 - 07/06/16 09:20 AM Re: Hangin in there [Re: Nickbyrd]
UGLYSHCTICK Offline
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Registered: 03/18/15
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Loc: East Texas
try some Zote soap. can get it at WalMart
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#11707309 - 07/06/16 10:52 AM Re: Hangin in there [Re: Nickbyrd]
Muzzlebrake Offline
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Registered: 12/26/14
Posts: 1613
Loc: Euless
Live perch will slow the bait stealers down
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#11707391 - 07/06/16 11:21 AM Re: Hangin in there [Re: Nickbyrd]
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Registered: 07/25/15
Posts: 417
Loc: Irving/Valley Ranch
Small live sunfish and small bullheads will help keep the turtles off and will catch some flatheads if there are any there. You'll probably always have turtles going at your trotlines and throwlines either way. Throw some range cubes out when you set it and it should attract a higher volume of cats so you at least have more cats than turtles.

Eric

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