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					What is Fishing Bait?

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 ¼ 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 baits.

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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