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The right gear, skills and good fishing sense – it’s all good to have. But if you can’t attract fish in a realistic way, then you’ll have to rely on the old standby: luck, which is also good, but a bit more fickle.
Good natural freshwater bait include worms, leeches, minnows, crayfish, crickets.
There are dozens of types of freshwater lures, in a variety of sizes, shapes and colors.
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