News The different types of dead bait

The different types of dead bait


As we all know, pike are freshwater fish therefore their natural food source are other species of freshwater fish right. Because of this, common sense would dictate that the best dead baits to use to catch pike would therefore consist of freshwater fish, such as roach, eels and carp amongst other species however this is not the case.

A pike will never encounter sea fish in its natural habitat, however this does not it will not devour a sea fish given half the chance. In fact, many pike anglers prefer to use sea fish over and above freshwater fish when targeting pike and some exceptionally large pike have been caught using various species of sea fish as dead bait. So, the question has to be asked “Why is sea fish such a good dead bait for pike?” Many species of sea fish are oily and full of natural juices, which attract pike and encourage them to feed.

There are many different types of sea fish and whilst all of them could be used as dead bait there are only a few species of fish that actually are. I mean, you wouldn’t be casting out salmon or cod in order to catch pike would you? These types of fish are too good to eat and way too expensive to put on a line in order to catch a pike. The favourite species of sea fish amongst pike anglers include species like mackerel, herring, sprats and smelt. These fish are also notoriously oily and juicy, which only adds to the appeal of using them as dead ait to catch monster pike.

There are other advantages associated with using sea fish as dead bait for pike. Sea fish are readily available and can be bought from local supermarkets, fishmongers and bait stores. Wherever you are and whatever the time of day you should be able to locate some sea fish to use as dead bait, which makes it great for those times when you just fancy an hour or two by the river trying to catch a pike. Sea fish are in an abundant supply and are cheap which is another good reason to use them as bait.

So, when dead baiting for monster pike I would reach for the sea fish first time, every time.

The different types of dead bait
General Contributor
Janice is a writer from Chicago, IL. She created the "simple living as told by me" newsletter with more than 12,000 subscribers about Living Better and is a founder of Seekyt.

Latest news

Japanese Owl Meaning and Symbolism

If you're wondering about the Japanese owl meaning and symbolism in Asian cultures, the Owl, along with Maneki Neko...

What Are the Signs of Depression in Women

Gender and depression have long been the scope of research in the field of emotional disorders; most authors believe...

Top 7 Superfoods for Men to Stay Young

Superfoods are generally regarded as targeted foods that provide the maximum nutritional benefit - thus these foods are nutritionally-dense...

Best Brain foods for Kids – Boost Brain Power and Keep Sharp

A child's brain is developing rapidly and if you want them to improve their performance in school and their...

7 of the Best Brain Foods for Studying

The foods that you eat can improve the functioning of your brain. Just like drugs, foods have amino acids,...

B12 Shots for Dogs – 10 Key Benefits

The end of 2010, my little dog -- a 7-pound Papillon -- became very stressed after a flood in...

Must read

And After The Happiness Experiment

After The Happiness Experiment, What? The following...
- Advertisement -

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you