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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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    Olsen's Pro Am Fishing Shop
    3020 Roberts Cut Off Road, Fort Worth, TX 76114
    If you need fishing apparel or a new fishing tackle, we're here to help you get better products for an even better deal. Contact us at (682) 214-8794 in Fort Worth, TX, for fishing gear and supplies.
    (682) 214-8794
    Puerto Vallarta Water Excursions
    3901 Knox Street, Dallas, TX 75205
    Puerto Vallarta Water Excursions offers some of the best fishing and whale watching excursions to make your trip memorable.
    (905) 936-9346
    Team Ricky Jigs
    2651 Greenhurst Dr, Farmers Branch, TX 75234
    Fill your tackle box with crappie jigs that help you catch more fish. Contact Team Ricky Jigs in Farmers Branch, TX, for more information.
    (888) 823-2641
    Waco Tackle Depot
    5464 S University Parks Dr, Waco, TX 76706
    (254) 662-5228
    Hesters Sporting Goods & Concealed Handgun License
    13669 China Spring Rd, China Spring, TX 76633
    (254) 744-5123
    Navarro Mills General Store
    40 Po Box, Dawson, TX 76639
    (254) 578-1549
    Johnston Wholesale Bait & Tackle
    12125 W Highway 22, Blooming Grove, TX 76626
    (903) 695-2501
    Tight Lines Premium Fish & Tackle
    12181 State Highway 195, Killeen, TX 76542
    (254) 690-3474
    Wooded Acres Campground & Tackles
    5660 Fm 416, Streetman, TX 75859
    (903) 599-2314
    Locked Horns Ranch
    1234 Fm 2808, Kempner, TX 76539
    (254) 290-9171
    Three Fingers Bow Hunting
    Fairfield, TX 75840
    (903) 879-3206
    Buffalo Sporting Goods
    1107 W Commerce St, Buffalo, TX 75831
    (903) 322-4298
    Brown's Store
    2237 E Highway 190, Lampasas, TX 76550
    (512) 556-5390
    The Store
    16237 E Highway 175, Kemp, TX 75143
    (903) 498-4156
    Cook Charles
    2513 N Tool Dr, Kemp, TX 75143
    (903) 432-0206

    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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