Most popular types of live bait

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Live bait really is not for everyone. For obvious reasons, some fishermen avoid it at all costs, but if you have the stomach for it, then it surely can be rewarding. Apart from the gross part, live bait also implies more care and more effort but, like I said before, it is totally worth it. So here are the most common types of live bait, how to get them and how to care for them.

  1. Worms

Fish simply love worms. They are a tasty, rich in protein treat that they just can’t resist. There are two ways you can get them: either from a bait store, or from good old mother nature. You can usually find them in parks, in your back yard or even at your fishing spot. They are very easy to catch especially after it rained, when they come out of the ground for air. When you see a worm on the ground, keep in mind that about 80% of their body is still underground so you must act with care and patience. Hold it firmly and give it time to crawl out on its own. After catching the worm, keep them in a cool and dark place, and by all means do not forget to put some holes in the container so that they can breathe!

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  1. Crickets and grasshoppers

Generally known as hoppers, crickets and grasshoppers make for great live bait, especially in the summer. The great thing about hoppers is that you can have loads of fun with your kids while catching them. You can use a net or a hat and even make a contest out of it. If this proves to be ineffective, there is a simple trap you can build. Soak a piece of bread in some sugary water and place it on the ground, somewhere where you know hoppers will find it. Cover it with a piece of cloth and come back the next day to gather your hoppers. One great advantage of this type of live bait is that it’s incredibly easy to store and it does not need any kind of special care. Just put them in a can or a water bottle, but do not forget to punch a few holes so that the hoppers can breathe.

  1. Minnows

Minnows are probably the most common type of baitfish. They are usually found in freshwater and make for great live bait on condition they are lively. You can either buy the minnows at your favorite bait place, or you can catch them yourself. In order to catch them you’ll need to use a net. You can lay it down near the shore, in shallow water. To attract the minnows throw some bits of bread or even small pieces of dog food in the water. When you think there are enough minnows circling your net, lift it straight up very fast. The ideal environment for minnows is somewhere where they have cool, high in oxygen water. So you will have to keep them in low temperatures

Things you need to do to actually catch a fish

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Many things can go wrong while fishing, especially when it comes to actually landing a catch. There are often times when fish can escape or break the wire. The good news is that these situations can definitely be avoided if the fisherman masters the right techniques. So this is what we are going to talk about in this post: techniques, tips and tricks that can guarantee a catch.

The first thing you need to do when you feel a bite or that you already have a fish on the line is to set the hook. This translates to a successful hook of the fish. In order to do this you have to lift the tip of the rod quickly. This implies using your elbow and your wrist, but you must not overdo it and lift it too much. The rod just needs a quick and firm snap. The trick for perfectly setting the hook is timing. You have to do this when the time is right. If you do it sooner, you may end up pulling the bait out of the fishes’ mouth and if you do it too late, the fish might end up swallowing the hook (this is not pretty at all especially if your plan was to release it).

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One other important thing you need to do when you are trying to bring in a fish is “playing” it. This means that you need to know how to get it tired enough so that it will eventually stop struggling. Even if your instinct will be to crank on the reel to haul in the fish, you should probably know that this is a very bad idea, because it could easily escape. What you need to do is to keep you rod tip up, maintaining your rod vertical, but not over your head. You should keep the line as tight as possible and try to guide the fish away from anything that could tangle the line. The trick here is to reel in only when the fish is turned towards you, never when it swims away.

When you feel it stopped fighting or, better said, when you feel that it stopped trying to swim away from you and just resting in one place, you can begin to bring it in. In order to successfully do that, you need to lift the rod tip, lower it quickly and reel in the slack. Repeat this procedure for as many times as necessary. When you get it at your feet, you can land it. This means getting it out of the water. You only need to use a net that you have to place in the water under the fish. Once you have done this you just need to lift it quickly, straight up, so that it has no room to swim away. Try not to chase it around with the net, because it might get scared and start to struggle again.

 

For your Fishing Group find the right Limousine Bus with these tips

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  1. Think about practicality and grace before going for bling:

Of course, there is nothing wrong is choosing a coupe or a sports car for your Adventure. However you have to check, if that particular vehicle is big enough to accommodate the guests and is comfortable enough for the bride to be seated inside the vehicle. Not all limos are of that type.

  1. Do not keep changing your vehicle, try to use it throughout the day:

It will be particularly easier and less unpleasant in the event that you select a vehicle that will be suitable for taking your group to the destination; also changing vehicle usually will end up costing more for the limo transport company and yourself. Maybe you can take your group to a specific adventure spot as opposed to having bunches of distinctive cars procured for every leg amid the day.

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  1. Get more details from Limousine Company:

If you are in doubt, call them up and get more details pertaining to limo services. These include headroom space and the ease with which you can get in and out. So that you will be know, if your wedding gown will fit inside the vehicle. Since most extravagance limousines will not be suitable in this aspect.

  1. Do not drink inside the limo

Numerous limousine rental companies do offer champagne inside the wedding limousine; however it is best if you do not drink it. Actually little sips can lead to accidents to happen and the bride or other guests will wind up with champagne over their garments.

  1. More space more the better

On the off chance that the bride will be going with bridesmaids, verify that the limousine you choose has a lot of legroom inside. A few vehicles will have five seats; however one seat is occupied by the driver. Therefore, you are left with just four seats. Hence it is best, if you ask the company on how many people will fit inside the car. Think twice before deciding on anything.

  1. Choose a driver who knows the venue

Whatever vehicle you choose, make sure that the driver knows the place from where the bride has to taken from as well as the reception and wedding areas. As you are sitting in the limo, the driver should not be searching the location on his GPRS, as it will be a waste of time. In addition to that, check that you are availing noteworthy services from extravagance limousine companies.

  1. Check for a company which will decorate the limo for the wedding

Even if the driver allows you to decorate the car, however you do not want to decorate it on a DIY basis. Sometimes you may not be able to get the desired look for the wedding.

 

  1. Attempt to choose a limousine that matches the general style of your wedding.

It is best if you select a limo which is in accordance with the theme of your wedding.

Therefore, do a thorough research before finalizing on any vehicle.