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Types of Fish Bait

Bluegill: Maggots, Grubs, Worms, Grasshoppers, Small Flies
Bluegill: Maggots, Grubs, Worms, Grasshoppers, Small Flies

Best Answer: There are certain types of bait that work better for specific fish species. A few suggestions of bait to use for different fish species are: Bluegill - maggots, grubs, worms, crickets, grasshoppers, small flies, ice spoons or jigs. Bowfin - worms, minnows, crayfish, frogs, spinners, spoons and streamers.

Buzzbait
Buzzbait

"This has become one of the most overlooked times to catch a hawg on a buzzbait, and it provides another option for fishing over heavy cover where you can't fish a jerkbait or spinnerbait." Jordon recommends an extremely slow retrieve that produces a steady plop, plop, plop commotion on the surface.

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Carp
Carp

Small fish in stained waters can be easy marks. But most carp are harder to come by, especially for budding carp fans. Big fish can be especially wary, thanks to their longevity and amazing senses of hearing, taste, vision, and feel. Fortunately, there’s no shortage of choices in carp baits for effectively targeting carp of all proportions.

Catfish: Night Crawlers, Bread Balls, Hotdogs
Catfish: Night Crawlers, Bread Balls, Hotdogs

10 Secret Catfish Baits You Didn ... so beware of pan fish that will also pick at the bait. ... marinades or flavor accents to dough balls, night crawlers, ...

Crankbait
Crankbait

Bait fish that are injured often bump into objects and erratically change direction. As a crankbait contacts, deflects and rolls as it bumps into cover the flash of the bait instinctively turns on a bass' reactive strike.

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Jigs
Jigs

For jig fishing, I recommend using a heavy or extra-heavy rod for throwing jigs up to an ounce. Rod My choice of rod for jig fishing is a Dobyns Savvy Series 766 Flip.

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Perch: Minnows, Worms, Crayfish, Insect Larvae, Flies
Perch: Minnows, Worms, Crayfish, Insect Larvae, Flies

Crappie - minnows, worms, insect larvae, insects, small flies, small jigs and small spinners. Gar - minnows, suckers and frogs. Perch - minnows, worms, crayfish, insect larvae, insects, small flies, ice spoons and small jigs.

Spinnerbait
Spinnerbait

Spinnerbaits should be among the first baits you use in the spring. They are especially well-suited to cold water. They also work well in warm, murky water. A little red somewhere on the spinnerbait usually is an asset. Spinnerbaits are excellent night-fishing lures.

Spoons
Spoons

A spoon lure, in sport fishing, is an oblong, usually concave lure, usually made of metal or a shell, shaped like the bowl of a spoon. The spoon lure is mainly used to attract fish by reflecting light and moving randomly.

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Trolling Lures
Trolling Lures

Trolling Speed & Bait Position By Captain Anthony DiGiulian (saltwaterprofessionalconsulting.com) Trolling with baits or lures is one of the most popular methods of catching big game fish.

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