Saltwater Fishing Bait
Choosing your saltwater fishing bait is a big part of your day on the water. There are quite a few different choices to make when you are saltwater fishing depending on what kind of fishing you are doing. Before you next trip, take a look at these different kinds of bait before you head out on the water.
- Live Bait. Live bait comes in all different shapes and sizes. When you are saltwater fishing you can either catch your own bait or buy it at a tackle shop. It ranges from shrimp to crabs, shad, and of course worms. To find out what bait works best in the area you are fishing ask around at local bait shops.
- Dead bait. Dead bait is often the same kinds of bait as live saltwater bait, but it is usually less expensive, and easier to keep on the water for the day. It can used whole, but is often cut up in to smaller pieces. This will help to release the smell of the bait in the water and attract fish. A good rule of thumb is the bigger the bait, the bigger the fish.
- Artificial lures. There are all kinds of lures available for saltwater fishing. They are usually designed to mimic live bait or flies. Some of them float on top of the water, while others will sink down at different speeds.
- Flies. Flies are used for saltwater fly fishing. There are many different flies to choose from depending on the kind of fly fishing you are doing and the type of fish you are after. They are all designed to mimic flies or other insects that fall into the water. The fish will come towards to surface to eat the flies.