|There is such an assortment of bait that it is difficult to
recommend any particular color, size, or type as the best. There
are more than a thousand good baits on the market. All will
catch fish at some time or another.
Fishing baits usually weigh from 1/4 to an ounce to three
ounces. The most popular weight preferred by the majority of
bait casters is the 5/8-ounce bait, while the average is between
½ and 3 quarters of an ounce. Baits can either be used as a
whole or cut into chunks. Anglers can also use dead or live
The Different Types of Bait
There is a wide array of organisms being used as fishing baits.
Among the different types used in fishing, the commonly used are
the small fishes. These consist of widely used fishing baits
such as herring, anchovies, menhaden, and some others that are
inborn to certain local waters. Larger fishes are usually used
as chunk baits.
Fishing baits can be used whole, chunk, and strips, based on the
activities of the type of fishes being chased. The size of the
fishing bait is usually well matched with the size of the fish
being hunted. Other common organisms used for bait fishing are
crabs, worms, shrimps, crabs, clams, sand fleas, eels, and
squid. Among all of the organisms mentioned, the crabs and the
shrimps are the well-liked organisms to be used as fishing baits.
Shrimp are favorably used as fishing bait and are considered to
be very valuable bait for a huge number of saltwater fish,
especially those that are considered "inshore fish" like
redfish, speckled trout, shook, and a lot more.
Whereas, various crab species, especially the fiddler crab, sand
flea, and the blue crab, are perfect fishing baits for many
varieties of "inshore fishes" and "bottom fish." These crabs are
usually clasped through their shell, usually on either the right
or left of the head.
How to Acquire Fishing Bait?
Fishermen can acquire fishing bait either buying them in bait
shops or simply by capturing it themselves.
The advantage of buying fishing bait is convenience, while
catching live fishing bait is less expensive and can be more
effective in luring fish. Digging for earthworms is another
activity. Earthworms make an excellent bait.
Indeed, when it comes to bait fishing, using the proper fishing
bait are important and imperative to the success of fishing.
Hence, anglers should know the basics of choosing fishing baits
in order to save time and money.
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