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Cut sunfish bait #13575344 05/29/20 03:43 PM
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Sorry if this is the wrong area to ask, but I wasn't sure where exactly to post. Is it legal to use sunfish I've caught to fish for catfish in the same lake? I'm a new angler and I just don't want to have any issues with a game warden. If I'm interpreting correctly, I'm sure that it is since they aren't listed as a game fish, but I just wanted to be 100% sure before doing so.

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Re: Cut sunfish bait [Re: noved] #13575413 05/29/20 04:12 PM
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Legal👍...I love the smell of chopped Bluegill in the morning! Smells like...Victory!


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I have 5 bags of bluegill in my freezer right now just waiting to be thawed, cut and catfish food!

Re: Cut sunfish bait [Re: noved] #13575517 05/29/20 05:05 PM
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Thanks! Gonna hit the lake today and see if I can make something happen.

Re: Cut sunfish bait [Re: noved] #13575680 05/29/20 07:10 PM
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I wish they would change the rule to no “edible” part of a game fish. Let me filet them, then use the heads.



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Cut works well, live works even better!

Re: Cut sunfish bait [Re: noved] #13575882 05/29/20 10:14 PM
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Cut up Bluegills is a great catfish bait.
I like to cut them from them into 1” wide pieces from the back down to the belly.
When hooked thought the back meat the 2 belly flaps being thinner has great action.
These baits will catch 2-3 catfish before needing a new bait.


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Re: Cut sunfish bait [Re: noved] #13578536 06/01/20 06:30 PM
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welcome Great job checking the regulations before proceeding. You can use any non-game fish as bait. There are restrictions in transporting live bait from one lake to another, mainly to prevent the introduction of zebra mussels.

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