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Old 08-06-2012, 03:25 PM   #1
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Default Large LY's as bait?

What are hand size LY's good for? Kings? Grouper? I netted a bunch in the Choctaw bay but never used them that big. I know smaller ones are good inshore. I have a ton frozen now I'll just use for chum if nothing else.
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Old 08-06-2012, 04:04 PM   #2
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whats an LY?
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Old 08-06-2012, 04:10 PM   #3
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whats an LY?
Menhaden.

I would freeline some big live ones...big kings
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Old 08-06-2012, 04:11 PM   #4
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alewife, menhaden
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thanks PAW, not sure how you get LY from menhaden

agree with PAW, they were the superb bait of choice for big kings back in carolina
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Old 08-06-2012, 04:44 PM   #6
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Default Pogies

Great bait for kings grouper etc and also make great chum
For live bait the bigger the better.

Not sure where ly or the other name came from it's only used around here.
Everywhere else they are called pogies or menhaden until you get north of the Chesapeake bay then they are called Bunkers the rest of the way up the coast
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Most likely, someone kept mispronouncing "alewife" and somehow it caught on.
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Old 08-06-2012, 06:11 PM   #10
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Ly's are completely different from Menhaden. Alewife or something like that is called an Ly around here. Mendaden are more in the bays and ly's are smaller baits around the passes and beaches. Both have there own place in the bait world. Menhaden are a little harder to keep alive but can also be a much bigger bait. I net them in Orange Beach often for bait because other bait can be hard to come by. Not my favorite bait but can be very good at times.
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