Ever get sick of setting a minnow trap and waiting several hours to catch a few minnows? Those minnows might not even be large enough to interest a big bass or pike. Here's a way to catch shiners with hook and line that is actually enjoyable. Use an extremely small hook (a small hook is important because their mouths are about the size or a pea) with a single corn niblet or a little piece of bread under a floater or bobber and cast it out near some dense weeds in around 3-5 feet of water. Usually this will draw some Bluegill and other sunfish, so you may catch some of those, too. Big shiners usually travel in schools of around 10 fish, all around the same size. Not all bodies of water have alot of big shiners. Most of the bodies of water I catch them in have a lack of large predators, such as bass and pike, and are usually overpopulated by sunfish.
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