Author Topic: Chumming?  (Read 3921 times)

Offline Jiggerdoodle

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Chumming?
« on: Dec 26, 2019, 04:33 AM »
Was reading about chumming recently on the In fisherman site.  Does anyone chum for crappies and what do you use. 

Tried using minnow halves one year at a local lake but all I caught was catfish.

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Re: Chumming?
« Reply #1 on: Dec 26, 2019, 07:00 AM »
I have prepared a concoction of coffee grounds, salt & garlic, and frozen in an ice tray. Then drop a cube down my hole. I cannot say it definitely made a difference.

Offline lynng

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Re: Chumming?
« Reply #2 on: Dec 26, 2019, 07:10 AM »
Be sure and check your Stateís Regs. In Maine chumming is illegal.

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Re: Chumming?
« Reply #3 on: Dec 26, 2019, 07:14 AM »
Someone on this site uses fish scales. I haven't tried it yet, but it seems like a good idea.
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Re: Chumming?
« Reply #4 on: Dec 26, 2019, 12:24 PM »
My dad used to use oatmeal, once absorbs water sinks slowly

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Re: Chumming?
« Reply #5 on: Dec 26, 2019, 01:03 PM »
I have mixed baitmate with oatmeal which sinks slowly as mentioned. I really can't say it made a noticable difference. When fishing a small river I have suspended a can of puss n boots cat food which I poked full of holes fairly close to the bottom of the river. The fish oil from the cat food seems to attract crappie probably due to the current.
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Re: Chumming?
« Reply #6 on: Dec 27, 2019, 03:52 PM »
Be sure and check your Stateís Regs. In Maine chumming is illegal.
I was going to mention this. I donít chum so I have never checked on the related regs here in Nebraska.
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Re: Chumming?
« Reply #7 on: Dec 27, 2019, 03:55 PM »
I was going to mention this. I donít chum so I have never checked on the related regs here in Nebraska.
I have! JDL

Illegal in Minnesota too.
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Re: Chumming?
« Reply #8 on: Nov 22, 2020, 04:43 PM »
I just get a small container of crappie nibbles.....throw a couple down the hole to get some scent going. Don't get the eagle claw version though.....they float. The berkley ones sink.

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Re: Chumming?
« Reply #9 on: Nov 22, 2020, 04:47 PM »
I dont deliberately chum but my minnows get chucked in the hole along with spikes when i change bait.

 



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