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Fish in the sea as bait
Live fish are the perfect bait for the obvious reason that they (as representatives of other forms of marine fauna), such as crustaceans and mollusks) are a natural food for…

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Fish in the sea as bait

Live fish are the perfect bait for the obvious reason that they (as representatives of other forms of marine fauna), such as crustaceans and mollusks) are a natural food for predatory fish. However, the use of live fish as bait came under the fire of criticism of representatives of some public organizations that believe that it’s too cruel. For this reason, many anglers have already stopped this practice. There is a scientific opinion, according to which the nervous system of fish is not particularly difficult, and therefore they do not feel such a strong pain, which may feel we. The decision should give the angler his conscience. Maybe first more humane to kill a fish intended for bait and then put it on the hook. But in this case you may miss the fish you want to catch. Maybe you should give a chance to the fish-the sharks realize their desire to kill?

The bait fish in the sea

There are some species of edible fish that are found in all seas of the world, while others are found only on one or on both sides of the Atlantic, Indian or Pacific oceans.

A list of fish (alive or dead) as bait is very long. Some of those fish were sea angler ready to put on the hook themselves are quite large and could become a desirable prey for shore anglers who are not used to catch really big fish.

The captains of fishing boats are usually aware of the location of shoals of fish, which can serve as bait. Where they swim, you are likely to find, and large predatory fish that eat them. In General, the most effective bait, able to attract large predatory fish, is a fatty fish. In the Atlantic ocean these include various species of mackerel and their relatives – Sierra mackerel, macrolevel tuna, herring, anchovies, sardines and mullet.

Mackerel belong to the family of Tunas, i.e. to the same family as the tuna. However, this does not prevent the tuna to eat those delicious fatty fish, if they are offered as bait. All the Marlins also grabbed mackerel when fishing the Trilling. Mackerel is a great bait.

Kind of mackerel, is best known to the fishermen on both sides of the Atlantic and in the Mediterranean, is the common mackerel (Scomber scombrus). In English-speaking countries it is called the Atlantic mackerel and mackerel-Chub. Although in the seas around Australia and New Zealand, swim and other Bonito, in fact it’s probably the same Sierra the macra or Pacific mackerel, but with only local names. Macrolevel tuna (Auxis thazard), also known as tuna-frigate smaller than other mackerel, and reaches a weight of 3.1—3.6 kg. it blue Marlin. So makelevel tuna are the perfect bait for catching Marlin.

Mackerel, or, as it is called in English-speaking countries, horse mackerel (Trachurus trachurus), is another small fish in the North Atlantic is used as bait. However, its common English name can be misleading. In fact, this is one of the species of mackerel, which can be found in several acute scales along both sides. If such fish to pick up, these scales can leave painful scratches.

Large marine fish that are caught on mackerel: Atlantic and Pacific halibut, black Marlin, blue Marlin

To cut fish-bait into pieces, use a solid Board

1. Hook size should match the bait to the bend was not too large compared to the size of bait

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