Bait for Sea Fishing

The difference in the value of the catch using good and bad bait enormous. But, despite this, most anglers do not pay enough attention to the choice of bait or its quality. No matter whether you are using fish, worms, crabs or any other popular form of bait, its freshness should never be questioned.

Coastal fishermen who have achieved the greatest success, ready for any trouble related to digging or fishing bait. In fact, many devote more time collecting bait than the actual fishing. After the bait collected, they are taken care with great love and care. Worms are stored in aerated tanks with sea water, bait fish frozen crabs live in conditions of controlled temperature and humidity. This may seem overly complicated and time-consuming, but the results speak for themselves. Compared to conventional bait purchased at a fish store, bait from experts effectively, at least twice.

Fishing from a cliff in deep water near the shore does not require large capacity for casting. Fishing several methods can be very effective. There can be caught on artificial lures, pelagic species of fish - such as mackerel, perch and saury. Fishing on the bottom can attract sharks and rays, which are a few hundred meters, close to the shore caught cod, flounder and fish species such as Molveno, catfish and eel, which are hidden among the large boulders and rock crevices. In just a few meters from the edge of the cliff-fishing float can lure the gray mullet (striped mullet).

The main problem with sea bait is that, no matter how many worms are wearing hook, or how big to take a piece of bait fish, all are tiny compared to the immensity of the ocean. The best juice attractive attitude, exude bait to the surrounding sea water - one to several millions. Some fish are extremely sensitive to even such weak stimuli, but there is clearly a threshold below which they cannot find what is on your hook. In the past, the only means that could attract the fish was hooked.

But today, science provides us with excellent assistance in the form of "Biotrack" means. This natural blend of stimulants and attractants is very powerful biochemical "magnet" that attracts the fish from afar and stimulates it in breast. Anglers all over the world have already recognized the "Biotrack" the biggest step forward in fishing technology in the XX century. As for me, my personal record increased by at least 20% pa.

Facilities in the harbor and the mouth of the neck of the permit within a fairly small area to catch a large number of different species of fish and significantly diversify their methods of fishing. Breakwaters and jetties, for example, are excellent havens for cautious acne. Flounder caught easily in shallow water with the coastal side of the breakwater.

On the outside, where there are currents and flows into deeper waters can often be found hunting - mackerel, coalfish, and even, sometimes, cod. The fact that a very large fish, sharks such as shown in the illustration at the top, can also be caught from the breakwater - a proven fact. Species of fish like sea bass, cod and mackerel are hunting in the mouths, while others are unable to fight the strong current, live in the backwaters.

Bait fish

To date, coastal fishermen are the most versatile bait fish. In many countries, the bait fish are still considered the only ones worthy of use. They can be presented in the form of whole fish, fillets or larger pieces in the form of minced or chopped strands. Choosing between them is quite logical: the more on the estimated size of the fish, the greater must be the bait.

The bait used mainly fresh fish killed. Fishing with live bait - less common method, which requires a special technique of casting bait over long distances. Sand eels are likely to make up 99% of bait used in England and Europe. Live is it, indeed, bait or recently killed - a moot point. Remember the main thing: it is dead or alive, fresh pulp is invariably a meal of the highest quality.

Key features fish bait: a strong aroma and flavor, plus blood and fat content. Bait of mullet, mackerel, herring, mackerel and similar species are known for their versatility and applicability in almost any situation. Choose from a list of any fish or its local equivalent, and all will be as it should.


Worms - a substantial part of the usual menu of many small fish and therefore one of the most effective baits. Large fish such as perch or cod, probably regard worms as a delicatessen appetizer. And just as we prefer a piece of cake in front of a hearty meal, they often grab a hook full of worms, instead of attacking the most delicious floating near the bait. For cod couple ligaments Lugworms - standard bait casting from the shore and in the fall season.

Another advantage of the worms is that because they are attractive to a wide variety of fish are fishing, they are - an excellent bait for the case when you fish "just anyone" and not what - that particular species. Hook with can give a mixed catch of flounder, perch, eel and cat sharks. For example: a piece of mackerel would bring only a cat shark.

In order to attract the fish and live and dead bait must have a good quality. Experienced coastal fisherman gathers his bait in person to be sure that it is completely fresh. Small fish and a variety of worms - popular bait for many species of fish.


Most fish feeding at the bottom never miss an opportunity to eat crab. Neutral Green Coast European crab, crab - Ghost of subtropical seas, crabs - diving beetles, cancer - a hermit, and many - many others - all of them are excellent bait for a wide range of fish species, both large and small. An intriguing detail regarding the baits of crab: despite the fact that nearly all fish eat shelled crab as part of their normal diet, they refuse to take them off the hook. Some species of fish ignores them altogether.

What you need is faded crabs or "flabby", which lack the armored cover or "blades" that are in the extension stage, when the old order begins to weaken. By all accounts, molting crabs are slightly superior to the others in quality bait - probably because they exude a strong fragrance that is associated with the fish breeding cycle.

Soft crabs molt and can be used whole or in part, depending on the type of fish you want to fish. Even the claws can be cleaned and tied the thread to the hook beard for more appeal and more prolonged action. Most crab used state, but they can also be frozen for use during the colder months when molting process no longer occurs.


Kalmar - bait interesting, because at that time, as a whole, it is less than fish, worms or crabs, it appears, choose the largest specimens.

Bait fish can be served whole or in part.

Fishing for redfish - a classic example of this. Sometimes, throwing bait out of the worm, you'll be gladdened many bites when attacking small fish on the hook again and again. Cut a large piece of squid, and you can sit all day without a single bite. In fact, some anglers - experts are ready to sit and wait for days or even weeks, but knowing that when they get a perch, it will be something - something really big. A similar model works and with cod and large species such as the North Atlantic stingrays and sea fox of the short-ramp. If you are lucky enough to catch the squid itself, you can choose an ordinary frozen blocks or Californian squid nearest fishmonger. Different types of worms - a standard bait, which is used by many anglers when angling on the sandy bottom. The inset shows the piles of excrement left on the bottom of some of the worms, which can be found, if we dig right under your feet. In the squid is often a big fish. As shown in the illustration, squid can be cut into strips before they are secured to the hook.


Giving practical assessment of each of those attractants, which I happened to try in the last three or four years, I have tried to express an opinion based on how effective they proved to me and to my friends, not seen in inclinations.

Arty Color Flavor Gel

When we fished together with Vladimir in the Gulf of Kaliningrad, I initially forgot about the attractant, and remembered only in the last four days. And this day was the most successful. That, however, could be pure coincidence. Returning to Moscow, I tried several times to gel attractant fishing, but special result to no avail. I was ready to forget about it, but then my friend had sent a report about fishing in one of the rivers flowing into the Baltic Sea.

The key was a very positive experience with this attractant. I then asked what the word «stynka» itself. It turned out that the Polish it is translated as "smelt". Then all became more or less clear. Smelt - a very common fish in the bays and rivers of the Baltic Sea basin. Predator these places well known to its specific taste and smell. Accordingly, Poland is effective attractant. At Moscow the smelt - is, to put it mildly, exotic, and our perches less likely to react to its characteristic aroma.


"Rubber" this brand is familiar to most of us is much better than the bluish liquid into plastic vials. When there was liquid, we were full of expectations, especially as present on the label "magical" the LPT abbreviation - this is precisely what distinguishes "edible gum" of Yum from the "inedible". However, the reality turned out to be a little bit worse. First of all, the consistency of the attractant (near water) could not provide a proper "stickiness."

Denmark is of the foam, as measured by color and smell, it is almost washed out after three or four cast, but about the bait with a smooth surface and cannot speak. But the main thing - I did not feel real effect ... In fact it would be possible to put an end, but soon I heard the first single positive review of Yum attractant, and then - even twice. And in two of the three cases, it came to catching this exotic suburban spinning’s fish like eel, and it was just about garlic (garlic) version of smell. So not all is hopeless here.


This attractant is different from all others, are included in the review, that were involved in some kind of mind-blowing agent in a purely financial sense, as well as in science and technology for their development. Ultrabite emergence of a few years ago on the market compared with the explosion. And all this is accompanied by advertising support, where the emphasis was not on the emotional component, and on the rational-intellectual.

In particular, to focus the action of the so-called pheromones - chemicals produced by endocrine glands (or special cells) that attract fish and that seems somewhat counter-intuitive, exciting her appetite. But let us leave aside the theory and move on to the practical side of things. Do Ultrabite Called by their appearance on the market revolutionary change? I think no.

And perhaps the main obstacle to his success was expected unconditional "surrounding circumstances" that were identified at the beginning of this article. Superefficient attractant can be, but if it is expensive, inconvenient to use and gives the side effect of malodorous smell, its advantages become less apparent. And this is exactly the same case. After opening the vial it should be fully used on the same fishing trip.

The active substance decomposes within twelve hours, but there is something in Ultrabite not related to a class of fish attracting substances that do not decompose for months, and it was his smell was the starting point from which the attractant became known in our fishing environment. This, incidentally, realized and Ultrabite manufacturers, and if ampoules initially sold in a symbolic paper packaging, but now - in a special hermetically closed box, which can be seen in the photo. My experience with Ultrabite small and I'm not ready to speak about its working properties specifically and unambiguously.

Basswax Sardine

Very user-friendly attractant by the type of lipstick or a stick-deodorant. You might immediately notice the word «sardine», which means it is the name of the fish. A natural question arises: just because it was noticed that the predator is much more readily responds to the familiar smell and sardine - fish of the sea, is not it?

And in fact, when I went on the website and looked Basswax voting results in one of four flavors offered by the company, "sardine" it was hopeless to fourth place. However, I very possible to choose another option was gone, and I enjoyed the fact than disposal. Encouraging well-known in the UK and some other countries the practice of fishing for pike on dead fish, as the most commonly used is the sardine, which usually does not occur pike.

What is the real effectiveness of the attractant Basswax? I would not venture to call it a statistic, but, in my opinion, have a positive effect. At least in 2004, when I first tried this tool, I tried to use it on every fishing trip. And even in the Russian championship, when really do not want to waste even a minute, I remember, and then lubricate wobblers Sardinia flavor. So I believe.

Eagle Claw Nitro Cravy

Another attractant for which the development of significant research resources were involved. There are a large number of these attractants, differing variants of odor and fish species, which is a tool designed for fishing. The first positive signal came after I get hold of four different bubbles Nitro Cravy. Here is how he described the behavior of the predator, "Pike took the treated bait attractant, and it actually chews and it shifts comfortably in the mouth, as if it was a real fish! »

To fully understand the reaction of the treated fish attractant bait, we must not strike immediately after a bite and pause. I then experimented quite a lot and came to the following conclusions. Firstly, really happens that pike "chews" greased attractant bait, though not always, but often as soon as it spits out. Second, the attractiveness of the attractant depends on the variety, but you cannot say that this dependence is obvious beforehand.

For example, Nitro Cravy «Bassshed" suddenly appears to be more effective at catching a pike, than the one that is designed specifically for pike. »Stickiness" of attractant unimportant. If we talk about baits made of silicone, then fresh and smooth it keeps badly, and ridged and especially badly chopped and gossip teeth - much better. The Nitro Cravy vial may be stored for a long time without losing its properties, but the tightness of the cover is poor. Therefore, do not put the bottle in his pocket with the attractant. At a minimum, you must first put it in a tight plastic bag.

Nitro Grease

It may seem that this is a just a modified version of Nitro Cravy consistency, but it is not so. And the smell of the other - much less sharp, with no apparent fish and other recognizable hues, and a whole different Nitro Grease. On the padded rests at least one hour of continuous fishing, and on bait remains smooth for a long time.

Mega Strike

Another case where I no longer refer not to their experience, and reviews acquaintances. It turned out that I myself Mega Strike appeared a little earlier than he began to be sold in Russia. I immediately said to myself its positive side: very good adhesion, allowing the use of attractant on a variety of baits, durable and strong, but not the fetid smell, and convenient packaging - a conventional tube. But to claim that Mega Strike unconditionally increased the number of bites, I would not with certainty.

Sometimes it seems that the effect is there, but it was soon beyond statistical significance. The main problem is that I find mostly close to home, and typical of fishing five to ten pike bites - it's a little more in order to draw conclusions. For example, the exploitation of such a day we extended section of a small river and in one place the compact clusters of fish caught four of the "tail".

Whether the result was due to the fact that the wobblers left a fragrant trail of the attractant, or without this "seasoning" the catch would be the same? It is clear that the answer to this question with a very limited amount of impossible statistics. That's when you go fishing there for about fifty bites, and then we can experiment. I consciously try not to visit such "cereal" places. Catfish, it is well known - perhaps the most "sympathetic" to the smells of traditional predators. Therefore, the story does not cause much surprise.


A series of "convenient" attractants. Filled in the form of "lipstick", they perfectly meet our needs for ease of use and storage. There are a few of the "rating" smells options. With great certainty I can say that Scent-a-Strike with crustaceans smell has a positive effect for catching perch. Not always and not everywhere, but where groupers tend to eat crayfish (such ponds are more common in the southern regions), periodically lubricate the lure or "turntable" the appropriate attractant cannot hurt. Lack Scent-a-Strike - leaky packaging, so over time, these attractants noticeably dry out and lose the intensity of the odor.

Trapper Spinpast

Inexpensive and perhaps because bestselling attractant from Poland. There are many varieties, differing in purpose, type and intensity of the odor. Spinpast in this sense is quite neutral, but there are, after accounting for a long time to wash your hands. As for efficiency, the rabid bite I have not observed after the application of the attractant, but a few strokes on the added confidence. In principle, the same can be said about many different attractants: psychological support they have...

Carolina Lunker Sauce

This attractant has at least four different odors. Curiously, garlic Lunker Sauce is not used as a masking odors (which, as noted above, it is considered to garlic attractants main purpose), and in the first place - for catching the grass when a predator (bass or pike) is the lure for her odorous loop. I, perhaps, ready to agree: at catching on "rubber" without the use of such an attractant has added bites. And the "packaging" is made with the mind: under the cap there is a sponge filter, through which the liquid is easily applied to the bait; advantage is that it can not be accidentally spill if the bubble suddenly slip out of hands and roll over.

Artificial bait

Although the international rating lures bait type wobblers and a vast array of metal entering the American category of "tin", bring a significant percentage of the total catch of fish, it would be wrong to consider them as competitors in the natural bait, at least when it comes to so comprehensively developed coastal angling. Probably more than 75% of various species of fish caught on the coastlines of the world falls on the hook due to the natural bait.

The strength and weakness of artificial lures is. They are the most attractive for schooling predators like mackerel and its European warmer - water equivalent, such as bluefish. These two are very different in size and ferocity of the species fill the exact same wide ecological niche coastal predator that in a fit of unbridled often absorbs pack bait fish in shallow water. Throw the bait fish in mass starvation and all simply cannot go as it should.

However, serious anglers, these fish are not considered worthy of a high ranking, and travelers should not be allowed to distort the true statistics of the coastal angling. Perch, cod, flounder and many other species of fish rather "cold" refers to artificial baits, and some to ignore them altogether. The choice of bait rarely is of fundamental importance for schooling predators.

For fish, hunt in packs in the middle layers of the water, the best bait - artificial head, "Ed Jill" (Red GUI), shown in the picture is one of the most effective baits. Appearance it strongly resembles sand eels.

What - something bright enough to attract the eye fish and heavy enough to be abandoned at the required distance, works well, respectively? Spoon Hopkins (Hopkins Lure) and other classic bait like German Sprat, the same "lethal" for more discerning European perch and cod, as well as for the American striped bass. Lures work well, provided that they can be thrown far enough and can descend to the desired depth.

Of the more modern lures top honors going to "Ed Jill," is best known worldwide catcher of fish of any species - large and small, "Mepps" and other vibrating / spinning lures as "lethal", but do not have enough universal appeal "Ed Jill." And finally, if you do not have artificial lures, but you still want to catch a fish on a spinning, try to work in the water with a weighty piece of fresh mackerel or recently killed sand eel. These natural equivalents sometimes win plastic and metal - no doubt because of the blood and fat they contain.


Keep in mind that very few species of fish can be caught on bait, filed on the seabed. Therefore legger (track) is not only the most universal and basic tackle, but also the most successful of all. Since the track is compatible with the long casting techniques, it allows you to fish everywhere - from the rod tip up to a distance of 160 meters.

The results in Figure "tyrant" (paternoster) and "track" are selected as the most effective and as indicators of the general idea of ​​the project. Number of hooks "tyrant", leash length and spacing, limiting the availability of bait clips and a selection are the subject of personal experiments each. Similarly to the track. You can change the length of the leash and load capacity, hook size and type, and even material. Nylon leashes are working satisfactorily for most species of fish, but for school shark, eels, sharks and other toothy predators - is required between the wire lead hook and undergrowth.


Generally angling to float rather refers to the light-weight class with the sinker 30 - 60 grams and fishing line to break the tension of 5.5 kg. Float is not of itself something - something more complicated than a piece of foam, which is shaped or embossed plastic float factory-built, traditional form. You are free to adjust the length of fishing line, sinker weight and so on and so forth, to meet their needs. The depth of fishing is defined stopper, tied on the line at the corresponding point, and the float can move freely on the main fishing line to meet him.

Heavier version floats tackle extremely useful when angling among the rocks and vegetation, where the loss of the usual, expensive gear would be too upsetting. With a weight of more than 1.2 kilograms of weights, the best float - partially deflated children's balloon tied to a piece of the old swivel nylon fishing line. When the gear is abandoned, the swivel is raised to the locking unit so that the bait has been filed at the desired level, which in this case should be slightly higher than the bottom. The trick is not to "pull" over the balloon: a diameter of about 10 centimeters provides adequate buoyancy, while the ball is still easy to cast far.

Artificial bait

In most cases, the bait is attached directly on the line, or via a short lead wire, which prevents the line from the sharp teeth. Bait weight should be sufficient to ensure long casts and a quick dip. Ideally, you should not add a lead sinker, because if you do, almost inevitably part of the lure action is lost. But if you need an extension for the casting weight (as you will always need it, if you are working with a very light lures such as "Ed Jill"), set the bullet or lead seal, at least at a distance of 60 centimeters from the bait.

Even better, that they separated a distance of 90 centimeters. The problem there is simple: the bait and sinker tend to around each other during the cast, thereby reducing the distance and allowing us to work on unraveling the qualitative performance of "thickets" of fishing line.

Tackles for artificial lures such as "Ed Gil", must be burdened with lead, so we can get quite long casts. Lead sinker is placed at a distance of 60 - 100 cm in front of the bait

The lengths of the leads and the spacing between the hooks can be changed in relation to the local conditions and the species of fish catching. Each leash is attached to the main cord is firmly durable unit. For its part, Running snap hook consists of: as the name says, the line should be able to slide freely when biting, the fish did not panic.

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