You sure know several models of natural and artificial baits, but do you know how to choose between them to get the best results? That’s what you’ll learn in today’s post!
|Natural And Artificial Baits: Know When To Use Each One|
Understand the difference between natural and artificial baits
Even those who already have a lot of experience in fishing must have asked themselves several times about the best type of bait to use in a given situation and this is very natural. The baits have different purposes and can present changes in efficiency according to the type of fishing, the species to be hooked and even the environment in question.
Lures are divided into two main categories: natural and artificial. Before we understand when to use each one, let’s talk about the differences between each model:
- Natural baits: also known as live baits, these models are produced with natural materials - which may or may not be alive. Fruits, earthworms, insects and small fish are some of the most used examples.
They are very efficient in both oceanic and freshwater fishing, but require greater care in handling, storage and transport to keep them conserved until the moment of use.
- Artificial baits: Artificial baits are produced in metal, plastic or wood to mimic the main predators of fish such as earthworms, frogs, shrimp and small fish. They have the advantage of lasting longer.
An interesting point here is that artificial models require more technique and can offer a more dynamic fishing, since all the bait work is done by the fisherman.
When to use artificial lures for fishing?
Artificial fishing lures are very versatile and have different models that can be used by you in most of your fishing trips.
The secret is to choose the correct type for each moment, but we have a general tip: if you fish on board or in fresh water, give preference to artificial baits.
To make the right choice, consider the following factors:
- Behavior of the species to be fished
- fishing environment
- Equipment used by you
And when to use natural baits?
Natural baits are very attractive because of the smell and movement, in the case of live baits and are also very versatile: there are several types of natural baits for your fisheries. Those who like to fish on the beach can bet on them without fear.
Check out some tips to avoid making mistakes:
Consider the type of water to choose the right bait: insects, fruit, worms and frogs are excellent choices for fishing in rivers and other freshwater sources, while fish fillet, squid and shrimp are ideal for saltwater. Always try to choose baits common to the region where the fishing will be carried out.
Be careful when transporting: you must keep the baits preserved, otherwise you will lose all of them. Look for the best way to store each type of bait.
Pay attention to the size of the bait: the bait should not cover the pointy part of the hook, as this can harm the hook. Adjust the bait as needed to ensure correct performance.
With these tips you will never be in doubt about which bait to use! Remember to always take more than one model with you to test the fish’s behavior throughout the day.