Use the Right Baits For Fishing

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Have you got your fishing rod and tackle box ready to go, but are not sure what bait to use to catch fish? Well, it can depend on where you want to fish - a lake, pond or a stream. You can use artificial or real bait. Earthworms, night crawlers and insects such as crickets and grasshoppers are used. Other live baits that are used include crayfish, minnows, and frogs. Also, bread balls, salmon eggs and kernel corn are used. You can buy artificial lures and plastic worms, spinners and streamers.

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So what kind of bait do you use for certain kinds of fish?

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Fish and Baits

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    Trout
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    Salmon eggs, cheese, even marshmallow bites.
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    Perch
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    Minnows, insects, worms, crayfish and small flies.
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    Striped Bass
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    Spinners, streams, and worms.
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    Crappie
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    Small minnows.
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    CatFish
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    Bread balls, night crawlers, pieces of hot dog, and chicken.
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    Sunfish
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    Leaf worms, maggots and small jigs.
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    Bluegill
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    Worms, crickets, grasshoppers and grubs.
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    Carp
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    Corn, cereal, potato pieces, and dough balls.
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To bait a hook with prepared bait such as bread or dough balls, hide the hook inside the food. Just mix the bread with some water.

How to Find the Best Bait

If you are a fishing fan, the most practical thing to do is to find the right bait to use. Every fisherman, from newbie to professional, should consider the truth that making use of an excellent bait for fishing will result in an awesome fishing trip. It's not fun going home with no fantastic fishing stories to share.

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    Decide what you're fishing for
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    Various kinds of fish will gnaw on different baits. Some baits work best in salt water, while others are more suitable for fishing in fresh water.
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    Know the major bait categories
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    What is the most excellent bait for fishing any type of fish? There are many alternatives, but there are only two major categories - artificial and live.
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    Use the night crawler bait if you're fishing in fresh water
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    Night crawlers can be utilized in different ways, like placing the entire worm as bait, cutting it in half, floating, and following behind the flasher. Another advantage of using night crawlers as bait is that they can easily be utilized to catch various types of fishes such as trout, bass, stripper, catfish, bluegill and crappie.
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    Use the squid bait
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    For many fishermen, using a squid bait is the finest. There are various ways that you can make use of a squid as bait: Alive, frozen or dead, strips or chunks of squid and whole squid. These baits are considered as a favorite for the following types of fishes: Yellowtail, white sea bass, jacks, perch and rock fish. Squids as baits are actually simple yet, they're very effective and will ultimately provide you with an excellent fishing experience.
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    Go for live baits such as earthworms
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    These baits are abundant so you won't have a difficult time finding them. Additionally, they come out right after the rain. You should also know that worms are considered by many fishermen as the best bait for bluegills.
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    Crayfish as baits
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    Crayfish are also known as crawdads and are widely utilized by many fishermen. Bass love to gnaw on crayfish so if you have these items, you can expect to bring home lots of bass.
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    Common bait fish
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    These items can be found in any fishing store. You can purchase them from extremely small sizes to larger ones. You may opt to catch your own bait fish. They just love bread. Use bread and get your bait fish netted in no time.
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Tips, Tricks & Warnings

  • For suggestions on the bait to use for different fish, go to your local tackle and bait shop.
  • Make sure your live bait is fresh and kept out of the sunlight.
  • Have fun fishing!

Questions and Answers

I want to use the eggs of insects?

Can you tell me the eggs of which insects can I use as a bait to catch fish? I have been given an assignment on this. 2 names please. I have tried: Searched this page.. I think it was caused by: No problem.

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