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Home > Take Me Fishing Blog > August 2016 > 5 Popular Bait Fish you can use
Perhaps the most sure-fire way to consistently catch fish is to use live bait. Big fish eat little fish. That’s just the way it is. The angler just goes along for the ride. Depending on your part of the country, available bait fish may vary. What live bait to use depends on what you want to catch. Your choice also may be influenced by factors such as size, oxygen tolerance, strength, and castability.
Before you choose a bait fish, make sure you check your state regulations carefully. Live bait may not even be allowed in many waters. The accidental introduction of a bait fish in a body of water either through release or escape can disrupt the balance. But with the right choice, it is easy to get your fishing license and “fish on!”
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Andy is an outdoor writer (http://www.justkeepreeling.com/) and stressed-out Dad has contributed over 380 blogs to takemefishing.org since 2011. Born in Florida, but raised on banks of Oklahoma farm ponds, he now chases pike, smallmouth bass, and steelhead in Pennsylvania. After earning a B.S. in Zoology from OSU, he worked in fish hatcheries and as a fisheries research technician at OSU, Iowa State, and Michigan State.
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