Hook Fishing

Can i use these lubber grasshoppers as fishing bait?

i have a load of these enormous, colorful grasshoppers around my apt complex and figured they'd be easy to catch and use for fishing. however i read a couple things saying they are toxic. is that really true? the romalea microptera species btw.

Fish won't eat them. At best, they may have a taste and spit it back out. But usually they don't even bother. I thought the same thing when I was a kid and tried them, but no success. They do produce some sort of toxin as a defense mechanism, which would definitely be secreted when you catch one and stick it on a hook. Fish can smell it, and avoid it. It's a shame though, because by the look of them alone you would think they would be awesome bait!

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