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HOOP NET BAIT

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I was woundering what is a good bait to use to for baiting a hoop net ????
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Bait
I use Soybean Chips, and have done pretty good.
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Bait
Soybean Chips, Cheese ... purchase these items at Duffys in Pierre Part.

I some times use dry dog food.
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Bait
Cottonseed cakes.
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bait
Dry dogfood. The hi protein works better because it has more oil in it. Put it in pantyhose and tie it inside the net. It will attract EVERYTHING legal or illegal.
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Great Question.
I have never used dry dog food but I will have to give it a try. I have used pogey that I got from the crawfish place and have done real good.

Sour rice: Get some rice, wet it real good and let it rot in the sun for a week or two and put that in some panty hose.

Cotton Seed works great also.
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hmm...
My only experience with a hoopnet involved a whole lot of the absolute worst smelling cheese any human has ever laid nostrils on. I think id much rather stick my nose in a pile of wet dog $hiat. Anyway long story short they caught a good many fish with that nuclear cheese.
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Downshift
That cheese doesn't smell bad, your nostrils must be playing tricks on you.

Sour corn works also, like Jamin said about the rice, let it ferment in the sun for a week or so. If you can handle the smell of that, the cheese will smell like a fine cook meal.

Warren
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Nuclear cheese...
That's funny stuff right there!!

I've been considering buying a hoop net or two. Not sure of where to run or really how to even do it. Just what I need is something else that I wouldn't have much time for! LOL
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Nets
When I used to fish hoop nets, I wouldn't use any bait. I would put them in an area with little to no current and catch a few Op's over the course of a week.

If you fish them in a current put the throats downstream and you should catch a few op's if you have structure near.

Warren
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marshrat
Dude me and you must not be talkin bout the same cheese. I wish there was a word to convey the potency of this odor. If you took a block of this cheese, put it in a crate, and dropped it on iraq, you would imediantly be invaded by every country in the world for violating the geneva convention rules governing biological warfare.
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Marshrat
I heard the same thing about putting the net out with no bait. I have never tried it but i heard it works.

I have also been under the impression that you didnt need a commercial liscence unless you had more that 3 nets. I did hear a few months back that it is now manditory to get a special liscence to have even just 1 net. Can anyone fill me in on this?
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Downshift
I was just being sarcastic. I have been around that cheese so much as a kid that I pretty much got immune to the smell.

Jamin, I will shoot you an email with the regs.

Warren
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Thanks
Thanks Warren..
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marshrat
how about telling the rest of us about the regs? i've been considering it also. a buddy of mine told me for a couple you don't need a permit. right or wrong?
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regs
Recreational wire nets and recreational hoop nets may only be used in the area located north of Interstate 12 from where it crosses the Louisiana/Mississippi state line westward to the city of Baton Rouge, the areas located north of Interstate 10 from the city of Baton Rouge westward to where it crosses the Louisiana/Texas state line.

And yes, you do need a special gear liscence.
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regs
http://www.wlf.state.la.us/fishing/recreational/fishinggear/

Recreational wire nets shall only be used for the taking of legal sized catfish. Recreational wire nets and recreational hoop nets may only be used in the area located north of Interstate 12 from where it crosses the Louisiana/Mississippi state line westward to the city of Baton Rouge, the areas located north of Interstate 10 from the city of Baton Rouge westward to where it crosses the Louisiana/Texas state line.
Mobility impaired persons, as defined in R.S. 47:463.4(E), that are bona fide residents of Louisiana and over 60 years of age, may use a single recreational hoop net in any waters of the state. The net must be no greater than eighteen feet by eight feet. Catch is restricted to catfish and used only for home consumption.

Recreational anglers ages 16 and over using any of the recreational gear listed below must, in addition to their basic fishing license, purchase the applicable gear license. If fishing in saltwater areas of the state, a saltwater fishing license is also required. Lifetime fishing license holders must also purchase a gear license to use recreational gear.

LICENSE RESIDENT
*Wire Nets (limit 5) $20
*Hoop Nets (limit 5) $20

http://www.wlf.state.la.us/licenses/fishing/recreational/
*Recreational wire nets and recreational hoop nets shall be used only in the geographical areas located north of a line that follows Interstate 10 from where it crosses the Louisiana/Mississippi state line westward to its junction with Interstate Highway 12 near Slidell, along Interstate Highway 12 westward to its junction with Interstate Highway 10 in the city of Baton Rouge, and then along Interstate 10 from the city of Baton Rouge westward to where it crosses the Louisiana/Texas state line.
**Not included in Sportsman's Paradise license.

As far as bait is concerned, they make a block that is soymeal/chese mix. It does not have the nostril burning smell of the cheese, but works well. I use it with extra soy chips, and a bit of dogfood.
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stink bait
the best thing to use is cheese stink bait. You can get it in Laff. off of hwy 90. The place is called La. net and twine. They also have the bait bags there that you can use to put the cheese in. Be careful it STINKS, but it works
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Nets
A commercial license allows you to fish as many hoop nets as you want and also fish below I-10. It will cost you about $95.00 a year.
Use soybean or cottonseed cake in the warm months for channel catfish. Use cheese in the colder months for channel catfish.
Use chopped pogies or shad for blue catfish. Or use cheese mixed with pogie fish oil for blue catfish.
Use empty net for flathead catfish. You will have to learn where to set it.
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Re: HOOP NET BAIT
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Keep the lines tight!
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