What is ground bait?

What is ground-bait?

Ground bait is a term given to a type of baiting technique used to lure fish in to the vicinity of where a fisherman has his lines cast out to, it is also a term used for the type of bait used in this baiting technique.

So how does the ground bait technique work?

Easy, when you have found the perfect spot, set up and started fishing for the day you ground bait the area. To ground bait the area you literally bait the ground around your fishing spot by throwing or catapulting bait in to the vacinity your casting in to.

The idea is that all the bait in the area will have the fish flocking to your spot in no time, all eager to have a peice of your bait….and hopefully the one on the end of your hook.

What are the different baits to use as ground bait?

Well first we need to understand that different baits work for different types of fish and it takes time to find the right bait if your looking for a specific catch.

The most common ground baits are white bread crumbs, white or yellow corn meal, hemp seed, peanuts, sweet cookie crumbs, fismeal (commercial ground bait), blood meal (congealed blood), chopped worms, maggots and anchovys.

In many cases fishermen try many different bait mixtures of their own, using a few of the common ground baits with binding ingredients that stick them together. By doing this they can attract different fish.

You can really improve your fishing game by groundbaiting the area as long as you do not over bait the area and you can find the bait that suits the fish in the area you often fish in.

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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