When you fish a dead eel for bass you need to break all the vertebra in it's back by bending it back on itself along it's length. When you do this, it is very supple on the end or your line, and when you move it through the water it looks alive. Now if you take one of these broken dead eels, and wire it in a river or creek by the nose, I can see how it would look like a live, swimming eel. The nice thing about the eels I'm talking about, is that they are very hardy and will live for days in either salt or fresh water. I think it would make a great bait for otter, coon, mink, and maybe even fox if it's placed very shallow. That cage method also sounds good. I bet you could do that even with live fish, like a big yellow carp or some goldfish.
I still need to know where to pick up my prize!
Edited by Woofman (02/16/07 01:50 PM)