Fishing Bait

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When it comes to hooking your target fish, selecting the correct bait is key. Different fish have different feeding habits and preferences. Selecting the right bait will greatly improve your chances of landing your prize catch. When selecting a bait, the first decision to make is whether to use natural or artificial bait. Most fish prefer natural bait. However, artificial bait and lures can be very effective for catching many fish species. Below you can learn more about the most common natural baits and artificial lures. To explore which baits are recommended for individual game fish species visit our freshwater game fish and saltwater game fish guides.