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What type of bait is best for fishing?

Published On: Feb 24 2014 03:37:56 PM CST
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The key to fishing is the type of bait you use. Take a look at some different types of bait you can use while saltwater or freshwater fishing.

Live (or dead) bait: Some anglers claim natural bait is the best choice because fish will recognize the smell. Some types of natural bait include: shrimp, worms and insects.

Lures: While lures are artificial bait, they can sometimes move like natural bait and can attract fish. This type of bait can last longer and can require less maintenance than natural bait.

Cut bait: Cut bait – or pieces of fish – can attract fish to the scent. This can be effective for attracting saltwater fish, as well as freshwater fish like catfish and carp.