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We have double digit sized Largemouth in these lakes and they are eatin' good with schools of these bait fish available.
Albums: Fun Junction Lakes.
Location: Elizabeth City, North Carolina.
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Yes thought so, the mouths are too small for a bait fish ,but they will attack a lure or object in their face .Reaction strike or territorial strike I would think.
Zooplankton, algae, plants and insects and they can reach up to 12 inches....I've caught many on a #4 long shank hook so I'm thinking you would be fine....In our community lakes they just boil on live crickets.......almost frenzy like!
I never targeted them but have run into them.If I did a #12 or 14 would be about right I would think.What do shiners forage on I wonder?
I never targeted them but have run into them.If I did a #12 or 14 would be about right I would think.
John, I catch these shiners on my bluegill gear all the time....# 4 hook.....and as you can see, they get pretty big and hit pretty hard when they get going...
I actually enjoy catching these large shiners. When a school of them comes around, the action is nonstop. It can be a bit of a challenge to hit on just what will coax a take from them, and the hook must be small. But once you have these two things dialed in, the shiner school will keep the water boiling as they clamber over each other to get your bait.
Then, just as soon as they appeared - they will be gone and the bite will be over. You will be left standing there with pole in hand, poised and waiting. And waiting. And waiting....
In Britain they call them "roach," and consider them sport. I've heard of people eating them, too, although I've never had a go.
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