View Full Version : Keeping herring alive for bait
03-28-2005, 01:55 PM
Thinking of hitting the Chick middle of this week to take advantage of the 70 degree temps they are predicting. Wondering if the herring are easier to keep alive for bait compared to shad? Gonna cut some up but also want to fish some live. Will they do alright in my aerated livewell, or even a bucket provided I keep the water freshened up? Or do they go belly up real easy? I've never tried to keep them alive.
03-28-2005, 11:00 PM
I ALWAYS FOUND IT EASIER TO KEEP THEM ALIVE IN A ROUND LIVEWELL.THEY SEEM TO BEAT THEMSELVES TO DEATH IN CORNERS!
03-29-2005, 07:16 AM
Anybody know well the Chick (Walker's and below) will fare from all the rains? Does it muddy up easy? Wondering about my trip planned for Thursday.
03-29-2005, 05:39 PM
Ive never seen the chick muddy, it stays clear most of the time. Only time ive ever seen it get muddy is when a hurricane came through and you could float over the dam from the river to the lake.
That is why i like the chick sometimes better than the james[grin]
03-29-2005, 07:58 PM
The Chick just doesn't seem to get the high run-off like the other rivers. See this link and compare the
James river near Richmond
Appomatox river near Matoaca
Chick near Providence Forge.
03-29-2005, 08:12 PM
It's all about drainage area and the Chick doesn't have near the drainage area that the James does.
03-31-2005, 06:00 PM
Would like to try thr Chick. Where is the best place to put in?
03-31-2005, 06:08 PM
If you are going for herring, Rockahock is right at the dam.
So close you don't really even need a motor.
03-31-2005, 07:53 PM
Travis was right - Chick was beautiful today. No hint of muddy water whatsoever. Thanks Travis.
Herring fishing was slow but caught enough. Maybe this big girl ate most of them [grin]
03-31-2005, 08:09 PM
Nice Fish! How far down stream did you go to catch that? Ive never really ventured too far downstream of the dam to look for cat holes, I usually just hang around the dam or go one or two bends down stream in one of the creeks