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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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    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
    Minnow's & More Llc
    4516 Imlay City Rd, Attica, MI 48412
    Bait, tackle, hunting, and archery supplies. We have a wide selection of fish bait, including worms, night crawlers, and more. Visit our big sport store for all of your fishing and hunting needs.
    (810) 724-6001
    Cox's Bait & Tackle
    1844 Evon Rd, Saginaw, MI 48601
    (989) 777-2453
    K & K State Park Store
    434 State Park Dr, Bay City, MI 48706
    (989) 671-9510
    Michigan Sportsmen Bait Tackle & Hunting Supplies
    612 W Center Rd, Essexville, MI 48732
    (989) 893-6550
    Fred's Bait & Tackle
    4591 W Saginaw Rd, Vassar, MI 48768
    (989) 823-8157
    Hick's Outdoors
    11404 N Linden Rd, Clio, MI 48420
    (810) 564-1820
    Ed's Archery & Sporting Goods Inc
    4483 E Vienna Rd, Clio, MI 48420
    (810) 686-6494
    Frank's Great Outdoors
    1212 N Huron Rd, Linwood, MI 48634
    (989) 697-5341
    Cobb's Bait Tackle and Pet Supply
    G5123 N Saginaw St, Flint, MI 48505
    (810) 787-7000
    Bait Masters
    3180 E Carpenter Rd, Flint, MI 48506
    (810) 736-1444
    Cumings Ed Inc
    2305 Branch Rd, Flint, MI 48506
    (810) 736-0130
    5537 S Huron Rd, Pinconning, MI 48650
    (989) 846-6703
    Sanford Sport Shop
    524 W Saginaw Rd, Sanford, MI 48657
    (989) 687-5161
    River Rat Rods Bait & Tackle
    1120 W Stewart St, Owosso, MI 48867
    (989) 472-4535

    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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