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#1 eastern fly

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Posted 28 April 2011 - 06:49 PM


What would some of you say is your most common bait fish where you hang out? I see a lot of Fall Fish. Emerald Shinners, Fathead Minnows ect.

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#2 bluegill576

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Posted 28 April 2011 - 06:54 PM

For where I fish mostly it is fathead minnows, but there seem to always be a bunch of less then 3" sunfish around too but I don't know if you count these.

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Posted 28 April 2011 - 07:02 PM

We're loaded with Emerald Shiners around here.

#4 Steve P

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Posted 28 April 2011 - 08:34 PM

Shad, crappie, sunfish, that's about the extent of the baitfish we have here.... some lakes have fatheads that have been dumped from minnow buckets.

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Posted 28 April 2011 - 09:25 PM

With my streamer patterns I try to mirror the bait fish we have here. So I was wondering what others see.

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Posted 28 April 2011 - 11:46 PM

We get alot of emerald shiners and golden shiners with creek chubs in most waters I fish. In the trout lakes and streams there's alot of northern red belly dace and smelt (though you can't see them, they do show up on the sonar).

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Posted 29 April 2011 - 06:53 AM

QUOTE (eastern fly @ Apr 28 2011, 07:49 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
What would some of you say is your most common bait fish where you hang out? I see a lot of Fall Fish. Emerald Shinners, Fathead Minnows ect.

Kevin


Kevin, those WV fall fish drive me NUTS when I am trout fishing! It never fails, when I think I have a nice wild trout, it ebds up being a 13" fall fish! wallbash.gif

In the lakes near me, it is mostly threadfin shad and panfish/perch as a forage base for the bass. Lots of frogs, too.

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Posted 29 April 2011 - 07:41 AM

pinfish, finger mullet, greenbacks, mojarra, glass minnows, shrimp, and crabs are all abundant in various areas that I fish

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Posted 29 April 2011 - 10:10 AM

Kool topic! I used to love going down to the water with a net as a kid and collecting minnows. Up here there are quite a few, some much more prolific than others. A couple from an area i fish include...

Brassy Minnow, Common Shiner, Pearl Dace, Lake Chub, Roseyface Shiner (quite a few species of Shiner), Redbelly Dace (kinda cute), Fathead Minnow, Bluntnose Minnow, Blacknose Dace, Creek Chubs, Central Mudminnow, Stickleback, Lots of Sculpins, Darters. More imported types from bait buckets too.

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Posted 29 April 2011 - 07:38 PM

We have a lot of sculpins, white suckers and tiger suckers also. I see alot of small bait fish that like to nip at my wifes legs when we wet wade but I still have not found out what they are. One thing I would like to do is collect bugs to ID but don't know what water sulution to keep them in.

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Posted 29 April 2011 - 09:57 PM

You can use alcohol 72% or whatever it is.... problem with that or formaldehyde is that they both will bleach out the bug and you cannot see the color after a couple or three days. There is a solution we used to use in high school that didn't bleach them out too bad but still bleached them a little. Ummmmm may run down the hill from here to the entomology forum and see what the guys there have to say... they may know what you need to use.

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Posted 30 April 2011 - 08:13 AM

A lot of folks use high strength vodka or everclear. I don't believe the ethyl alcohol bleaches like the isopropyl alcohol. When I trapped I used vodka to preserve the glands of critters to make baits and lures.

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Posted 30 April 2011 - 06:32 PM

QUOTE (eastern fly @ Apr 28 2011, 07:49 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
What would some of you say is your most common bait fish where you hang out? I see a lot of Fall Fish. Emerald Shinners, Fathead Minnows ect.

Kevin

i would have to say it would be black nose dace's and smelts here in maine

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Posted 30 April 2011 - 07:11 PM

QUOTE (jay1 @ Apr 30 2011, 07:32 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (eastern fly @ Apr 28 2011, 07:49 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
What would some of you say is your most common bait fish where you hang out? I see a lot of Fall Fish. Emerald Shinners, Fathead Minnows ect.

Kevin

i would have to say it would be black nose dace's and smelts here in maine



We have a ton of Black Nose Dace here.

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