Have you ever asked, or been asked the question, what are they biting on? If you spend any time fishing there is no doubt that the subject of the best fish bait has crossed your mind and/or your lips more than once. In this article I will outline and discuss some of the best fish bait to use the next time that you are on the water wetting a line. I will do this by drawing upon my twenty plus years of experience fishing for various freshwater fish species all across the United States of America. Any or all of the following tips can be used to help you become a much more successful fisherman.
There is little doubt that determining the best fish bait to use is high on the list for being a successful angler. Whether you fly fish with artificial flies for trout in a river flowing through mountains or enjoy casting top water lures for small mouth bass in a slow moving river or lake, determining the best fish bait (or lure) is of the utmost importance when it comes to catching fish or coming home empty handed.
Add one or all of these tips to your fishing repertoire sooner rather than later.
There is little doubt that live fish bait is among the best things that can be used to catch fish. The fact that live fish bait is what predatory fish eat normally is no doubt why this type of fishing bait is so effective. The biggest keys to using this form of fish bait is firstly that your bait is as lively as possible and secondly that your bait is rigged in a natural and effective manner. Is live bait the best fish bait? That is for each individual angler to decide, but it certainly has to be listed among the top. This type of fishing bait is effective in almost all fishing situations, but seems particularly effective in rivers and streams.
Lifelike crank baits are an effective way to catch fish in many different fishing situations as well. Whether you are fishing for bass in a lake, walleye in a river, or even fishing for trout in a river or stream, lifelike crank baits are among the best fish bait that an angler can employ. The more “life like” that your crank bait is the more effective it will be, is a general “rule of thumb”
There is little doubt that artificial flies are the best fish bait that can be used to catch fish, but did you know that spin fishermen can use artificial flies as well by using something called a casting bubble? It’s true and whichever way that you choose to fish them, artificial flies mimic insects to an incredible degree and are at the very least among the best baits that can be used for fishing.
Determining the best fish bait can be a difficult task, but if you have a few of the above choices available to you when you are out on the water, you will experience much more fishing success, there’s no doubt about it.