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Bait in the Carrabelle River

Postby bbb » April 30th, 2018, 2:47 pm

Anyone know what kind of bait was flipping in the river Saturday? They were flipping from the mouth to the No Wake zone and my sonar was showing clouds of bait but my 6' cast net yielded NADA.
Water was too dark to see more than a few inches below the surface.
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Re: Bait in the Carrabelle River

Postby Geno67 » April 30th, 2018, 3:49 pm

No idea. I threw a net a few times as well. Nada.

The birds were having a field day though, whatever it was. I figured it was too tiny for me to catch any.
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Re: Bait in the Carrabelle River

Postby DixieReb » April 30th, 2018, 4:24 pm

We were both wondering the same thing. We watched them flip all morning as we strolled down the Riverfront Festival. I was more interested in what was in the river than the festival :roll: .
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Re: Bait in the Carrabelle River

Postby Tide-Dancer » May 13th, 2018, 8:41 pm

LY's You need a really fast sinking net to catch them.
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Re: Bait in the Carrabelle River

Postby TCSO122 » May 13th, 2018, 9:49 pm

Went threw the river Monday and the dolphins were tearing them up whatever is was. Ended up catching bunch of grunts and red snapper off dog island reef. Water was slick as I’ve ever seen it. Went out 20 miles to the tower and saw a mako 18ft flats boat fishing out there. Got kind of choppy coming in I know they took a beating.
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Re: Bait in the Carrabelle River

Postby BlindHog » May 14th, 2018, 4:39 pm

"Alewives", please say "Alewives". Much better than "LYs" -- as in "Oh, izzat thuh real name? I done thought they was sayin LYs !"
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Re: Bait in the Carrabelle River

Postby rickc » May 14th, 2018, 5:52 pm

BlindHog wrote:"Alewives", please say "Alewives". Much better than "LYs" -- as in "Oh, izzat thuh real name? I done thought they was sayin LYs !"


yep. they are tiny this time of year. 1/4" mesh net might get them but they are so small all they would be good for is chum.
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Re: Bait in the Carrabelle River

Postby Salty Gator » May 14th, 2018, 6:13 pm

BlindHog wrote:"Alewives", please say "Alewives". Much better than "LYs" -- as in "Oh, izzat thuh real name? I done thought they was sayin LYs !"

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Re: Bait in the Carrabelle River

Postby onefishtwofish » May 24th, 2018, 2:48 pm

My buddy was calling them greenbacks. I said they were Alewives. We looked it up and the they are different. Do we have greenbacks up here as well?
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Re: Bait in the Carrabelle River

Postby Salty Gator » May 24th, 2018, 2:53 pm

onefishtwofish wrote:My buddy was calling them greenbacks. I said they were Alewives. We looked it up and the they are different. Do we have greenbacks up here as well?

Yes, I’ve heard of threadfins and pilchards called greenbacks. Both are here when it warms up
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Re: Bait in the Carrabelle River

Postby EddieJoe » May 24th, 2018, 5:13 pm

You have Gulf menhaden, thread herring, and pilchards. Different fish but all good bait.

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Re: Bait in the Carrabelle River

Postby Tide-Dancer » May 31st, 2018, 6:09 pm

BlindHog wrote:"Alewives", please say "Alewives". Much better than "LYs" -- as in "Oh, izzat thuh real name? I done thought they was sayin LYs !"

If you go into any bait store and ask for LY's They know what you are talking about. In the south we sometimes spell like we talk. Got it Buba!
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Re: Bait in the Carrabelle River

Postby zload » May 31st, 2018, 11:17 pm

I’m pretty sure the boxes I bought at Crums were printed as LY’s but I wouldn’t swear to it...
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Re: Bait in the Carrabelle River

Postby Tide-Dancer » June 6th, 2018, 11:03 am

zload wrote:I’m pretty sure the boxes I bought at Crums were printed as LY’s but I wouldn’t swear to it...


Most likely it did say LY's. You would find it hard to find a local or anyone working in a bait shop that could even spell "Alewives". Sorry folks but that is how it is in Franklin County Florida.
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Re: Bait in the Carrabelle River

Postby RCS » June 6th, 2018, 3:06 pm

Menhaden, pogy, bunker, LY...all different names for the same fish, in our case the gulf menhaden. For the record, I think an alewife is a different type of baitfish.
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