How to Catch Live Bait

A few simple and cheap ideas to catch your own bait and have fun doing it.

Steps

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    To catch your own bait, you'll need a net or any old sheet and small container for land, throwing net, bucket, and fishing net.
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    Figure out what type of bait you want to catch first. Here are some examples:
    • On land: worms or worm-like animal, crickets, grasshoppers, butterflies, moths, lizards, toads, frogs, and lots of others.
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    • In the water: minnows, sand worms, insect nymphs, crabs, crawfish, leeches, Shrimp, water insects.
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    To catch bait on land, you can take the net and and swipe it through foliage (aka plants), then take the net close it off with your hand and empty out its contents in to the container.
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    You can also take the sheet and run through tall grass then fold the sheet to make pouch and then empty the contents into the container.
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    To catch bait in the water, take the fishing pole, bait it, then drop it in the water close to land to catch small fish.
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    Take the net, throw it in the water, let it sink, then pull it up and empty the contents into a bucket. Sort out all the bait. Use caution when doing this, as some animals may bite or pinch when trapped.
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    Take the bucket and do a sweeping motion through aquatic plants, in order to catch lots of bait in this fashion. when Attempting to catch shrimp scrape a flat end fine mesh net across the bottom.

Warnings

  • Check with local recreation authorities before attempting to capture live bait.
  • Never wade into deep water.
  • Be careful with hooks: they hurt a lot.
  • Be careful when handling animals, as they bite sting or pinch you if not handled correctly.
  • Never take any unnecessary risks when finding bait.
  • Never wade into dirty or stagnant water.
  • Never wade into water where alligators or snakes have been reported/seen

Article Info

Categories: Fishing