Category Archives: Live Bait & Natural Bait

Live Baits for Crappie

Crappie Fishing Home | Rigs & Techniques | Lures | Live Baits | Basics |  |   Catch Bigger Crappie | Seasonal & Weather | Time of Day | Water Types & Depths Take a look at the best live and natural baits that are used for catching crappie. Using Minnows … Continue reading

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Fishing with Live Bait

Fishing with live bait is still one of the best and most consistent ways to catch a variety of freshwater and saltwater fish.  There are so many awesome fishing lures & soft plastics on the market, but live bait is … Continue reading

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Fishing with Smelt

< Fishing with Live Bait Smelt are one of the few fish that recreational anglers are allowed to net.  Using dip nets, anglers will net smelt along the coastline, in streams and along the shorelines of the Great Lakes.  Smelt are typically fried and … Continue reading

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Fishing with Corn

< Fishing with Live Bait Corn is one of the best baits for catching carp.  It will also catch catfish, but this is an unbelievable bait for carp.  You can use a few kernels of corn on a single hook … Continue reading

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Fishing with Bread

< Fishing with Live Bait Bread is a popular bait for carp and catfish.  Most anglers will use bread as a way of chumming, which means putting some bait in the water to draw fish to your area.  Chumming with … Continue reading

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Fishing with Boilies

< Fishing with Live Bait Boilies are one of the most popular carp baits on the market today.  They are boiled paste baits with a combination of fishmeals, bird foods, milk proteins, soya flour and semolina.  These ingredients are mixed … Continue reading

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Fishing with Crayfish

< Fishing with Live Bait Crayfish, often referred to as crawfish or crawdads, are freshwater crustaceans that closely resemble lobsters.  Crayfish are very popular as bait for a variety of game fish.  Largemouth bass, smallmouth bass and walleye are some … Continue reading

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Fishing with Leeches

< Fishing with Live Bait Leeches are great for so many different species.  They work well for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, walleye, northern pike and panfish.  Leeches are very hardy.  By putting them in a container with some water, you … Continue reading

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Fishing with Wax Worms

< Fishing with Live Bait Wax worms are larvae of the wax moth.  They are white, very small and most panfish love eating them.  You can use them on a small hook or jig.  They are very popular among ice … Continue reading

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Fishing with Spikes

< Fishing with Live Bait Spikes are a type of fly larvae that is very hardy, but you must keep them cold (between 34 and 40 degrees) to keep them from turning into flies.  They are a common ice fishing … Continue reading

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