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    Default Yellow Onions for bait

    Down in new orleans for some work. There was a tv show
    on last night called swamp'd something like that. In the
    bayou some where near the city some locals couldnt catch
    any catfish since crabs got to it first. Using carp, buffalo
    for bait. One old guy told the others use yellow onions.
    On the show they set out a line with many hooks. Sure
    enough they caught cat after cat! Tried it today and caught
    cats until i ran out of onions. Only had one though. Local
    guy at a bait shop said fresh-brackess dont mater they
    will bite it.


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    I saw that too! I was wondering the same thing..
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    Interesting..............
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    That's a new one for me. Thanks for the info.

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    Default yellow onions for cats

    I wonder if they'd hit vidalias?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jerry condrey View Post
    I wonder if they'd hit vidalias?
    Only the ones with a sweet tooth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by riverpirate View Post
    I saw that too! I was wondering the same thing..
    Yep same show. P'maw and well K something. Can say it works down here anyway.
    Took the next day off went to bayou piegon with one yellow onion it worked great!
    Some old guys on the bank said nothing was working, said so on the show to.
    Them yellows did. Two weeks before get back to nc hope someone tries it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jerry condrey View Post
    I wonder if they'd hit vidalias?

    Dont know but dont need any onion mixed in when ya cook em.

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    very interesting.. just peel it down and use a chunk and hook it through i guess? hmm
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    Daytime catfishing I know some people have problems with turtles but my problem in the daytime fishing for blues or channels is Gar......they still hit at night but it seems to be less at night....this onion thing may work to keep gar off those as well.....
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    Mack, I know we've talked about the turtle problem recently....I don't have gars to contend with though...lol

    I would like to have some gar closeby though to chase after....

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    Have to try this, if the fish don't bite you can grill the onion and eat it.... or eat it raw.
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    The strangest bait I ever used for cats was french fries from a hot dog shop. The greasier the better, but it really worked! That was for the Beaver River in PA.

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    Hmmmm. This seems like its worth a try. Pretty cheap and easy bait! I'll try it this weekend if we hit up the reservoir!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NCStateFisher View Post
    very interesting.. just peel it down and use a chunk and hook it through i guess? hmm
    Check out the tv show..ref before. For ur FAQ Split one 1/2 leave the outside layer. Take one half of onion. Best size half is around ur normal food lion size. Hook should be a bit larger than half your onion. Use a bobber? Little bigger than ur skin on half onion. Ya should consider the size of cat u be looking for. Scale down or up per ounce. Does that help? Size of onion, skin or no skin, hook size, bobber size is up to you. Refer to Swam'd TV show in New Orleans. Peel or no peel. Chunk size. Hook, bobber. Adjust all to what size cat ur looking for. Does that answer hmm's

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