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JimBuck

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I'm heading up to RR in the middle of October and was thinking about a few things regarding bait/presentation. Have any of you guys had luck on cut/frozen shad? I know crawlers/shiners seem to be the go-to bait but I was wondering if others have experimented with different types of bait. Any shared thoughts or experience would be appreciated. Thanks guys.

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I usually like to stick to the forage that's available to the fish. And really, I wouldn't bother with minnows. I know alot of guys prefer to throw a couple on with the crawlers, but I'm not convinced that makes much difference.

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Lucky! I've been thinking of making a fall trip, but this fall is not good for me frown

Shad might be effective, but it's not native to the river up there, so I don't know how they'd respond to it. We tried some cut sucker this spring, but it didn't outproduce the crawlers.

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Shad might be effective, but it's not native to the river up there, so I don't know how they'd respond to it

. We tried some cut sucker this spring, but it didn't outproduce the crawlers.

Are night crawlers native to the river? I don't see a lot of them swimming around usually.

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Originally Posted By: Ralph Wiggum

Shad might be effective, but it's not native to the river up there, so I don't know how they'd respond to it

. We tried some cut sucker this spring, but it didn't outproduce the crawlers.

Are night crawlers native to the river? I don't see a lot of them swimming around usually.

in the spring the crawlers come out of the ground and sometimes get washed into the water so I would say they don't swim but they move in the current!

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Cool. Thanks for the tips guys. I think I'll give some Shad a whirl if I can get my hands on them this season.

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Originally Posted By: Ralph Wiggum

Shad might be effective, but it's not native to the river up there, so I don't know how they'd respond to it

. We tried some cut sucker this spring, but it didn't outproduce the crawlers.

Are night crawlers native to the river? I don't see a lot of them swimming around usually.

Crawlers are one of those high-protein, easy-to-get meals that almost no fish can pass up on if dangled in front of their eyes.

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