Fishing bait is any substance used to attract and catch fish. Traditionally, worms, night crawlers, insects and smaller bait fish have been used for this purpose. Studies show that natural baits are more recognized by the fish and are more readily accepted. Which of the various techniques a fisher may choose is dictated mainly by the target species and by its habitat.
While fishing with baits, you must have a clear idea about what species do you target and what are your expectations about fish size. Knowing these, choosing the right bait becomes much easier. Keep in mind to use a balanced fishing rig (line, hook size, bait size). Some tips about how to choose the right combinations are given in Float fishing section. Also, the tables on following pages will give you more precise information about which hook size is suitable for a certain bait.
Fishing Planet Store offers a large selection of baits, in five main categories: