How to use a bait dip net

*         You can actually bait an area for baitfish with cat food, crickets, grasshoppers and so forth to draw in the baitfish so you can scoop them up with your bait dip net.
Once you catch a group of baitfish it’s important to put them into the baitwell where they can stay fresh until you’re ready to use them. A live baitwell provides the baitfish with the oxygen they need to survive for long periods of time so they will stay fresh throughout your fishing trip. You can also use a cooler to keep them fresh but they normally live longer in a baitwell.

Using bait that fish feed on naturally will usually yield more bites and using a dip net is one of the best ways to catch the live bait that you need. Not only is it easy to do but once you purchase your net, the bait is free. All it takes is a little bit of your time and some effort. Another advantage of catching your own baitfish is the fact that you know they are fresh and they should live much longer than many store bought bait. It’s not unusual for the baitfish that you buy to die quickly, even before your fishing trip is halfway over.

Catching your own bait can be very rewarding. It gives you a chance to spend more time on the water enjoying all the beautiful scenery and amazing wildlife. It’s a great way for families to bond and share free time together doing something fun and exciting. Imagine how much fun you and your son or daughter could have out on the water catching your own bait and then using it to reel in a nice mess of fish. It’s also a great way to help teach children about nature and all the wonderful things that it has to offer.

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Daniel Eggertsen
Dan Eggertsen is a fellow saltwater fishing enthusiast to the point of obsession. :) He's been providing solid advice on saltwater fishing since 2004.

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