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Minnow Bait. What does it mean?

afeef745

New to fishing.
I have been reading a book titled Fishing Basics by Gene Kugach, and towards the end of the book, he describes various species of fish found commonly in lakes and rivers in US. He also mentions the more successful baits for a given specie. I notice that he lists minnow as a good bait for a variety of fish species, such as Catfish, Carppie, Perch, Rock Bass, and Walleyed Pike.

I am just wondering if the plastic minnow lures would work for the above mentioned species, or does the author mean real minnows?
 
If you live in Columbus Ohio it looks like there are at least 6 bait shops in your area. Any one of them should have live minnows. Or you could catch your own with a minnow trap if you have any creeks or streams close to you. I would check the fishing regulations before ya used one though. I dont know the rules in Ohio.
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afeef745

New to fishing.
If you live in Columbus Ohio it looks like there are at least 6 bait shops in your area. Any one of them should have live minnows. Or you could catch your own with a minnow trap if you have any creeks or streams close to you. I would check the fishing regulations before ya used one though. I dont know the rules in Ohio.
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If they are selling live minnows as bait, does it mean they are legal to use in Ohio?
 
I was referring to the minnow traps. Most states set what baits you can keep an which ones are endangered and how many you can have in posession. As far as the baits sold in bait shops, yes they are legal. BUT i would read the fishing regulations on the Ohio fish and game website just so you know the rules and regs
 

WildernessWomen

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^! Read those regs!!
Carry a Reg book with you and always check if you are not sure.

Also, familiarize yourself with Invasive Species, Very Important!!!

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