Fishing with Spot as Bait

Fishing with Live Bait & Natural Baits

Spot are known for the croaking or drumming sound they produce by resonating their large swim bladder.  These fish are often used as bait fish for many different species including striped bass, bluefish, sea trout, shark, tarpon and flounder.  Most fish caught will be smaller than 9 inches, but bigger ones up to a foot are not uncommon.

How to Catch Spot

Tiny pieces of cut bait or shrimp will work great for catching spot.  Use small pieces and a small hook and you’ll have better success.

Using Spot as Bait

You can use spot a number of different ways.  Weightless rigs are great for when the fish are shallow or higher up in the water column.  Many anglers will fish them on their favorite bottom rig.  You can use them as cut bait also on a bottom rig too.

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