The purpose of bait is to catch the fish’s attention. It doesn’t matter if you use live or artificial lures because fishes aren’t that smart. However, they won’t just bite any hook they see coming their way underwater. So, most fishing enthusiasts are serious about choosing the perfect bait. They keep a tackle box full of different colored shrimps, worms, grasshoppers, crickets, leeches, and more to ensure they have the right tasty treat to fill their net.
Some people are skeptical about using artificial lures because many claim they don’t offer the same results as live bait. Though true, both offer different advantages. One of the biggest reasons the former is so popular is that it is reusable. As for live bait, if you don’t catch a fish, you can always freeze them for later use.
Now that you know how artificial lures and live bait work, let’s take a look at some of the best baits:
Natural Glitter Trout Dough by PowerBait®
As the name says, this trout dough is mixed with glitter, which makes it attractive. It has a strong flavor and garlic scent. Fishes can spot and smell the little balls from far away, making this treat by PowerBait a great alternative to live bait.
Paddle Tail Swimbait by Basstrix
This soft plastic, hollow body swimbait has a realistic swimming action and appearance. The bait’s thumping style fools the fish into believing it is live bait. Paddle Tail Swimbait was the first bait designed in the swimbait category. It can be used to catch small and large fish.
Small-Water Spinner-Bait by BOOYAH
This bait has a natural action and is available in vibrant patterns. It is ideal for bass fishing. Thanks to its colors, the bait is visible even in murky water. It resembles a real craw and helps catch fish in smaller waters.
3″ Slug-Go by Lunker City
Last, we have the lure, which started a revolution. As a soft stick bait, the 3″ Slug-Go has a slender profile. Its erratic darting action makes the fishes believe they are about to have a great meal. It was originally intended as a Bass lure but is not used for both salt and freshwater fishing.
This bait is available in different sizes and colors and, as far as artificial lures go, won’t break the bank.
You are unlikely to catch a fish without bait because you probably assume it will land on your hook. It’s important to fool the fish with something vibrant so they are attracted to it. As mentioned at the start, you can use live and artificial bait to get the fish to bite. Though the former is more effective, and fishes latch on to it with gusto, the latter also does the trick because they don’t die after a while.
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