Clown knifefish

After years of saying I was going to do it, I think I might actually go down to Osborne and fish for clown knifefish. Of course, I've never done this before so I was looking for some help bait-wise. Was thinking live shiners, but if there is a lure that seems to work, I'd be willing to go that route.

Any help would be great. Thanks!

Also, can you eat them? Do you want to eat them?


  • GotBass?GotBass? Posts: 202 Deckhand
    I've caught them on Rapala shad rap and glass shad rap. blk/wht and ghost white.. Not sure about eating or wanting to eat them.
  • westpalmspearowestpalmspearo Posts: 51 Greenhorn
    I catch quite a few of them, live bait is your best bet but noisy crank baits and rattle traps can get the job done also.

    Swamp to Sea Guide Service
  • westpalmspearowestpalmspearo Posts: 51 Greenhorn
    i dont think you want to eat them

    Swamp to Sea Guide Service
  • mikenavmikenav Posts: 713 Officer
    Cool. Thanks for the info, westpalmspearo. I think you're the one whose pics got me fired up!
  • sandwashsluggersandwashslugger Posts: 244 Deckhand
    Find the schools of shad and you will find the clowns. We had three hookups last trip, and put two of them in the boat on live and dead shiners.
  • gnappignappi Posts: 55 Deckhand
    I haven't been fishing in a few years, but went today in canals in Coral Springs and saw over a dozen LARGE ones I had never seen before.

    They weren't interested in my little Rapala but I did get a couple of little bass.

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