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that corn post got me thinking.   people will chum for trout, carp, and catfish, but what about bass.

What do folks who chum for bass use as an attractant?

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You can chum for bass inderectly, dough balls or pelletized food attract minnows to the area where you place you chummed.

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chumming in freshwater is illegal...... So we let the Ca DFG do it for us :-) The trout wagon = a big chum bucket on wheels ;-)

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I don't chum for bass but I do dispose of earthworms in the hopes that they will be eaten and help preserve the health of the fish eating them, be they bass, bream, catfish, whatever. I have no control of what happens to the worms when they hit the water. ;)

But seriously, I don't chum for any fish. I do throw out my redworms and nightcrawlers out at the end of a day if I am using them for bait. The bream get 'em mostly.

I have never heard of anyone chumming for bass and I would guess they would only be interested in minnows, which would be too expensive for chumming unless you caught them yourself.

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chumming in freshwater is illegal...... So we let the Ca DFG do it for us :-) The trout wagon = a big chum bucket on wheels ;-)

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I suppose it is illegal in Califorinia and probably other places as well, but here in Florida you can go to a feed store and buy bags of Catfish and carp feed.  Maybe they are not considered sportfish???   I dunno, but it's common for bluegill fisherman to thorw out handfulls of bread crumbs. In NY folks would throw out handfuls of corn then put a few on a hook for trout.  And in the saltwater, well, fuggedaboudit.  They chum for everything.

I kind of like the idea of "hunting" for the bass, but there are times when I'm shore bound and wouldn't mind a good "bass call"  maybe if I rattled two male bass together the others would come in  ;D

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Chumming for bass, huh? I have never done it but does anyone else that has been here awhile remember the fellow that was in a wheelchair that used roadkill for chum? ;D

This was back when I was started posting almost 2 years ago. Anyone else remember?

For the newer guys,

Supposedly this guy was bound to a wheel chair and on his way to the lake he would pick up roadkill.

When he got to the lake he would put the roadkill in a bucket that had holes drilled in it and hang the bucket from a tree. Eventually the maggots from the roadkill would work their way out of the holes in the bucket and "chum" the water. He claimed it worked pretty good. :-?

Maybe you can try that! ;D

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That's a great Idea!  The next time I bring my daughter fishing I'll haver her run out of the car on the way to the spot and scoop up some road kill.  I can't wait to explain to her she needs to shimmy up a tree so we let the maggots fall on us.  

Oh good times ahead!  ;D

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My way of chumming for bass is to add brush piles with a 6 in flake of alfalfa hay cross tied in the center.      Alfalfa works well on shad and minnows and you know what that draws.

Chumming is not illegal in Tx.    

Matt.

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