5 Bait Fishing Tips
These 5 bait fishing tips will ensure you catch more than your day's worth of fish. Live bait is one of the most effective bait that fisherman have been using since the beginning of fishing time. While fishing lures have gained some popularity, live bait is still very popular. Live bait mimics real eating situations for fish and betters your chances of catching fish.
- Know you’re fishing bait options. If you try to catch a small fish with large live bait, you’re going to be sitting there for a long time. It’s important to know your bait options along with which live bait is best for catching certain fish. Live bait include minnows, leaches, worms, insects, crayfish, crickets, frogs and grasshoppers.
- Keep your live bait fresh. If you looking forward to catching fish, you want the bait to mimic its natural element in water. Keep your bait out of direct sunlight and store it in cool, shaded areas; this will increase your chances of keeping your bait fresh. Keep your bait in a container that mimics its natural habitat. Regardless of the bait you use, it’s always best to use your live bait while it’s fresh.
- Keep your live bait alive. If your bait is hanging limp from the end of your hook, it’s doubtful it will be effective. You might as well switch to artificial lures. You want your bait swimming while on your hook to entice the fish to come for dinner. While fishing you need to keep checking your bait to make sure it’s alive while you’re fishing.
- Two general types of live bait rigging. Live bait rigs consist of a swivel, a hook, a walking sinker and a leader. A bobber rig includes a bobber, split shot sinker and a hook. When using a bobber rig you want to make sure your bait is not heavier then the bobber, pulling the bobber under the water. Knowing the type of fish you are aiming for will better help you choose the type of rig that’s most effective.
- Use the lightest fishing line possible for the fish you are catching. This is important when it comes to live bait. You want to be able to pay attention to your bait and not your line. Most fisherman make this mistake and use a heavier line than needed, feeling they need to use a heavier line to accommodate the fish. Choose line for the type of fish you are catching, but stay as light as possible.