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#11879438 - 10/13/16 05:49 PM Crickets
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Been using crickets for 52 years, started using them at White Rock Lake in Dallas at 6 years old. Used to buy them at a bait shop buy the spillway. Never really tried anything else, they always seemed to attack the crickets.
Sooooo .... what is your favorite bait?

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#11879514 - 10/13/16 06:56 PM Re: Crickets [Re: HuntingTexas]
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hooked crickets are deadly, they cant resist..but I actually like a red wiggler as much or more.
Bream can strip a cricket in one swipe,...then ya gotta rebait,..and go again...repeat...
with a worm, I can catch 2-3-4 fish on one worm, plus a missed fish dosent mean ya gotta rebait,..quick readjust and right back in the water...crickets get expensive quick, and I have a hard time chasing around in that little wire bucket,..
give me a good ole worm anytime,... fish


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#11879632 - 10/13/16 08:32 PM Re: Crickets [Re: JIM SR.]
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Originally Posted By: JIM SR.
hooked crickets are deadly, they cant resist..but I actually like a red wiggler as much or more.
Bream can strip a cricket in one swipe,...then ya gotta rebait,..and go again...repeat...
with a worm, I can catch 2-3-4 fish on one worm, plus a missed fish dosent mean ya gotta rebait,..quick readjust and right back in the water...crickets get expensive quick, and I have a hard time chasing around in that little wire bucket,..
give me a good ole worm anytime,... fish

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#11879980 - 10/14/16 05:40 AM Re: Crickets [Re: HuntingTexas]
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For Sunfish it is WORMS,WORMS,and WORMS! Easy to get. Easy to use,and just about every fish love em! hooked
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#11880314 - 10/14/16 09:07 AM Re: Crickets [Re: HuntingTexas]
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I haven't fished for bluegills in years, but when I did I liked crickets over worms just because they were less of a mess to fish with! I used to love to fish a cricket on a fly rod, roll it out and watch the leader/fly line joint for the strike.. such fun. That was probably 40 years ago. We were meat fishing back then.. I just got tired of cleaning gills so I quit fishing for them.

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#11880663 - 10/14/16 11:52 AM Re: Crickets [Re: Bill Durham]
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Worms for smaller gills, crickets for chasing the bigger ones.
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#11880880 - 10/14/16 02:53 PM Re: Crickets [Re: REDGUN]
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Originally Posted By: REDGUN
Worms for smaller gills, crickets for chasing the bigger ones.

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#11881041 - 10/14/16 04:56 PM Re: Crickets [Re: HuntingTexas]
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In Wisconsin- wax worms,spikes and worms. In Texas-crickets and worms.

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#11881369 - 10/14/16 09:33 PM Re: Crickets [Re: HuntingTexas]
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What are do y'all think about artificial crickets. I think i paid $3 for 100 of these.
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#11881426 - 10/14/16 10:19 PM Re: Crickets [Re: Coreywms]
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Originally Posted By: Coreywms


What are do y'all think about artificial crickets. I think i paid $3 for 100 of these.




Bet they would work however fish usually detect a smell on real baits such as live Worms,Crickets,etc. The Gulp Alive products are treated with a smell that attracts fish. Should be noted that nothing beats live night crawlers or live crickets. thumb
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#11881476 - 10/14/16 11:19 PM Re: Crickets [Re: HuntingTexas]
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I was thinking about putting some in my worm farm for about a week. Do you think that will mask the smell.
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#11881529 - 10/15/16 04:13 AM Re: Crickets [Re: Coreywms]
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Originally Posted By: Coreywms
I was thinking about putting some in my worm farm for about a week. Do you think that will mask the smell.




Good Idea! You can try it and let us know the results! hmmm
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#11881606 - 10/15/16 07:29 AM Re: Crickets [Re: HuntingTexas]
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Why does your worm farm smell bad? It shouldn't. Mine smells like clean earth.
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#11881659 - 10/15/16 08:21 AM Re: Crickets [Re: HuntingTexas]
Smithaven Offline
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Loc: Hurst, Texas
I will add my voice. Crickets are the best bait I have ever found for sunfish. I have used all the usual baits and some pretty unusual baits, and most will catch fish when the bite is good. Crickets will outperform all others even when the bite is bad.

That said, I rarely use them these days. The days when every good bait store had crickets for 25 cents a tube are long gone. A tube was between a dozen to two dozen bugs. The only practical way to get them these days is on line. For that reason I rarely use them, but instead settle for small segments of nightcrawlers.
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#11881799 - 10/15/16 10:27 AM Re: Crickets [Re: Cast]
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Originally Posted By: Cast
Why does your worm farm smell bad? It shouldn't. Mine smells like clean earth.


It doesnt smell bad. The earthy smell is what i hope to mask the plastic smell with.
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