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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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    Charlie's Fishin Hole
    708 State Rd 20, Palatka, FL 32177
    (1) Review Write a review
    (386) 325-5244
    User Review: "This place always has good lively bait and the bait is good size. They are always courteous as well."
    Sea Hag Marina
    322 S Riverside Dr, Steinhatchee, FL 32359
    (352) 498-3008
    Deer Camp
    306 S Main St, Chiefland, FL 32626
    (352) 493-4075
    Wilson's Bait & Tackle
    1702 S Byron Butler Pkwy, Perry, FL 32348
    (850) 584-6157
    Allen's Bait and Seafood Inc
    140 Elkins Rd, Inglis, FL 34449
    (352) 447-5727
    Hook-Line & Sinker Bait and Tackle
    144 Highway 40 W, Inglis, FL 34449
    (352) 447-5477
    Captain Cove Outfitters
    39 Highway 40 W, Inglis, FL 34449
    (352) 447-5610
    Alachua Farm & Lumber
    14101 Nw 145th Ave, Alachua, FL 32615
    (386) 462-3003
    Gary's Tackle Box
    5721 Nw 13th St, Gainesville, FL 32653
    (352) 372-1791
    Wilson's Containers
    1291 Se Baya Dr, Lake City, FL 32025
    (386) 755-7060
    Barnacle Bill's Bait & Tackle Shop
    1890 Nw Us Highway 19, Crystal River, FL 34428
    (352) 794-6082
    Parks Place
    120 Nw 39th Ave, Gainesville, FL 32609
    (352) 376-0252
    Moore Bait & Tackle
    9687 W Fort Island Trl, Crystal River, FL 34429
    (352) 794-3887
    Riverland Bait and Tackle
    12149 S Williams St Ste H, Dunnellon, FL 34432
    (352) 465-2755
    Pete's Pier Inc
    1 Sw 1st Pl, Crystal River, FL 34429
    (352) 795-3302

    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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