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Postby jjohnson » Tue Sep 18, 2007 12:17 am

Blackwater wrote:Definitely a shiner. The Savannah River drainage had lots of them. You can catch them on little pieces of worm or with dough balls. Somepeople eat them but not me.

Blackwater, I have caught them behind my house while fishing for bluegill. They are bait stealing but they pull right good for a little bit.
Some of the oldtimers around here call them a roach but as far as I can tell, that is a fish in England.
As some have said, they are also called a shiner.
Is this the same big bait fish they fish for large bass in south Georgia lakes under a balloon?
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Postby kokosing lover » Tue Sep 18, 2007 2:11 am

Yes, the roach is a fish found in england and europe, and yes, golden shiners are the premier bait for big bass.
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Postby Blackwater » Tue Sep 18, 2007 9:21 am

Definitely a good bait fo big bass.
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Postby AthensDog » Tue Sep 18, 2007 10:56 am

My grandpa called them roaches too. In fact that is all I knew them by until I was about 15.
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