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Home > Learn to Fish & Boat > How To Fish > How to Fish with Live Bait > How to Chum
Learning how to chum – also called chumming or chunking – is an effective addition to your bait fishing techniques. By releasing tiny bits of ground up bait called chum into the water, you create a scent trail that the fish can follow to your boat, and your baits.
Live bait chumming is a good technique to use to attract fish or get them biting again. When learning how to chum, the first step is to check local fishing regulations to make sure you are not illegally stimulating the hunger of your future catch.
Once you have checked the regulations, feel free to try your hand at live bait chumming. To master how to fish with chum, the technique can be broken down into a series of three steps:
Mastering how to chum will help you put this proven tactic to work for a great day on the water.
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