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Key Fishing Bait and Tackle Words Defined

Whether you are going freshwater or saltwater fishing, it is important to have the right equipment for the fish you are trying to catch. Below are seven terms to be familiar with when shopping for fishing bait and tackle.

  • Bait - Placed on a fishing hook to attract and catch fish. Insects, small fish, and plastic bait are commonly used.
  • Lure - A device with hooks, attached to a fishing line, to catch fish. Lures are used to simulate the movement of a fish's natural prey.
  • Float - An object attached to a fishing line that floats on the water, dangling bait at a specific depth. Floats are also used as bite indicators, to let a fisher know something is happening to their hook or bait.
  • Sinker - A weight used on a fishing line to increase casting distance or the rate that bait sinks.
  • Line - A cord that is cast using a fishing rod and reeled in to catch fish. Lines come in different lengths and weights for different types of fishing.
  • Rod - A long, bendable pole used to cast a fishing line into the water, and reel in the line. Many rods are specially made for catching certain fish. For example, heavy-duty rods are required for carp fishing because carp are a very large and strong fish.
  • Tackle - All fishing equipment. Tackle includes baits and lures, floats and sinkers, hooks, lines, rods, and reels. Tackle is often stored in a tackle box, which may have trays or small compartments to keep gear organized.
  • Fly Fishing - A type of fishing that makes use of a special weighted line to cast lightweight bait, called a fly, into the water. Fly fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, and trout is incredibly popular.
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    Pappy's Bait & Tackle
    17092 Caberfae Hwy, Wellston, MI 49689
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    (231) 848-4142
    User Review: "I have been going to this bait store now for 8 yrs and have never had bad service when ever I needed advice on fish reports..."
    Alexander's Bait & Tackle
    700 W Sebewaing St, Sebewaing, MI 48759
    We are a bait and tackle shop, supplying you with all types of live bait and tackle. We also sell hunting and fishing licenses. Come and visit us today!
    (989) 883-9024
    Lyman's On The Lake Resort
    6560 W Houghton Lake Dr, Houghton Lake, MI 48629
    (989) 422-3231
    Top Bow Archery
    430 E M 61, Gladwin, MI 48624
    (989) 426-1883
    JSmith Custom Rods
    1136 E Hughes Lake Rd, Rose City, MI 48654
    (888) 731-8458
    Dean's Live Bait & Tackle
    2260 M 33, Alger, MI 48610
    (989) 836-2460
    J & J's Bait & Sport Shop
    5540 Main St Nw, Rapid City, MI 49676
    (231) 331-6773
    Schafer Sports
    2722 Sunnyside Dr, Cadillac, MI 49601
    (231) 775-7085
    Pilgrim's Village Motel & Cottages
    181 S Lake Mitchell Dr, Cadillac, MI 49601
    (231) 775-5412
    Wixom Lake Bait & Tackle
    5885 M 30, Beaverton, MI 48612
    (989) 689-5005
    Lake 13 Party Store Inc
    587 W Surrey Rd, Farwell, MI 48622
    (989) 588-6744
    Scott's Party Store
    7800 Ludington Dr, Lake, MI 48632
    (989) 544-2729
    Eyes Have IT The
    109 Mackinaw Trl, Leroy, MI 49655
    (231) 768-5653
    Tom's Bait & Tackle
    801 Water St, East Jordan, MI 49727
    (231) 536-3521
    Walt Crawlers
    9857 Old 27 Hwy N, Vanderbilt, MI 49795
    (989) 983-4272

    If you are going fishing, you are going to need the right bait and tackle. There are a lot of different kinds of fishing, from fly to deep sea, so you should have an idea of what you want to do before you go shopping. If you plan to fish in freshwater, you could be going after trout or catfish. You might also catch carp or even bass, which is found in both fresh and saltwater. You find freshwater fish in rivers and lakes. To catch any of these fish you will need a fishing pole with a good reel. You’ll also need a strong line and hooks. Your hooks might be on a lure, which is synthetic bait, or you might hide them in natural bait. You might find natural bait yourself, such as worms and minnows, or you can buy it frozen. When buying your tackle, which is what you call the gear you use to fish, you should keep in mind what you want to catch. For example, if you are fly fishing for trout, you will need to buy lures. If you are fishing for sea bass, you will need a strong rod. Like any sport, fishing requires a level of skill and endurance. You need to be comfortable assembling and using tackle, and you might need some knowledge of managing a boat or kayak to get to your desired location. You should also know how to tie proper knots on your hooks to keep the fish from getting away. Whether you are going after carp, trout or even bass, fishing is an enjoyable pastime.
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