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What do fishing regulations mean by "no bait?"

Alaska Department of fish and Game: Statewide Definitions Bait means any substance applied to fishing gear for the purpose of attracting fish by scent, including fish eggs in any form, natural or ...
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What do fishing regulations mean by "no bait?"

Yes it means no bait as in absence of bait. Single as apposed to double, triple, ... hooks Fish will strike at lures / spinners. Especially if they don't have much experience with fisherman. ...
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Does freezing cut bait affect its attractiveness to fish?

YES. Freezing any type of bait definitely makes it less attractive to fish. Freezing depletes the bait of it's scent and essential oils that attract fish. The scent and oils are still there, but ...
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What type of fishing lure is this?

Unless there is a certain terminology for "backside" plugs, this is a plug (or as I know it: a wobbler. No idea which term is more commonly used around where you live). Wikipedia Link I had to bust ...
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How long will worms last in the refrigerator?

The worms that you more than likely have are what most people know as "nightcrawlers". They should be larger than regular earthworms, lively when touched, and "juicy" (lots of crud comes out when you ...
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Fish aren't biting, how to get more bites?

It would be good to know if you are certain that there actually ARE fish bigger than the palm of your hand in the area. But let's assume that there are. Whenever I come across suspicious fish that won'...
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What are good baits for crabbing?

I am really surprised I haven't seen this answer yet, so I'll go ahead and toss this one in the mix. Cow lips are a very common and durable crab bait...especially if you do a lot of crabbing. If you ...
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What are good baits for crabbing?

Dog food soaked in fish oil is a very economical yet effective way to bait crab traps.
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What are good baits for crabbing?

If you do not like handling meat, bread works for me. It works successfully and is not disgusting to handle. I have used bread for bait many times and caught many crabs.
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What are good baits for crabbing?

Crab Bait: Usually on the ocean, you will find a bait shop that has the remains of fish that have been fillet. They will be frozen with a wire through them to hang from the cage. Turkey legs are ...
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What are good baits for crabbing?

A good bait solution for crabbing is some scraps from the butcher, such as a liver or a heart of a cow. The crabs go crazy for them!
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Where and when do I use these lures [new fisher]

You do need to rephrase the question better, but I can still provide this answer. Pike will go after anything that bass will. Spinners, plugs, jerk baits, Texas rigged worms, etc etc. just about ...
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What are good baits for crabbing?

There are lots of options - the most popular seem to be rotting fish and chicken parts. In a pinch, dog or cat food seems to also work though it's not quite as effective as the alternatives. The ...
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What are good baits for crabbing?

For me. Chicken necks tied on a string. Crabs will hold onto them till pulled very close to shore were you dip net them with a flat or strait nose dipnet. Also in box traps the pull up kind if in a ...
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What is the best bait to catch sargo fish?

Sargo are bottom feeders, and prefer crustaceans as their staple diet. The most reliable choices for bait include shrimp/prawns, mussels, squid, clams, and sea snails. People also catch them with ...
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Rainbow trout fishing on a small, deep lake in eastern Ontario

Beautiful area and picturesque lake for boat-in camping. But good luck trying to catch a Rainbow Trout. Three of us camped there for 3 full days a week ago (14,15,16 Sept 2023) and didn't get even a ...
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How to store roe (fish eggs) at home in a refrigerator?

From what I have seen, you want to keep the eggs away from oxygen to keep them good so you should probably put a lid on the container. Unlike other baits that harden over time, salmon eggs get ...
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How to store fresh dead bait shrimp for a short period of time?

Eat them. Nothing wrong with eating them. Shrimp are shrimp and there fine to eat as long as they are alive (or at least recently dead) when you start to cook them. I wouldn't want to cook shrimp ...
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How to store fresh dead bait shrimp for a short period of time?

I would just place them in a ziplock bag and freeze them until you go fishing again. It's worth point out that people going fishing with frozen bait, and I doubt it would smell. The single most ...
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What is the best bait to catch sargo fish?

Another tested bait with very good results is fresh chicken breast with garlic powder. Also, in my opinion Sargo become more active when sea is dome & rough , weather is dull and takes air mostly ...
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How to store fresh dead bait shrimp for a short period of time?

Another solution is to add salt and leave them to absorb as much as they can for 3-4 hours. Then, store in the fridge. Following this procedure, the shrimps become more touch, and it is difficult for ...
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What type of fishing lure is this?

The name of it was a bomber. Back in the 50s. Very good old lure back then. Or plug. Have used them often in younger years. They were a good fish catcher & have been for years. It seems lures ...
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What do fishing regulations mean by "no bait?"

Usually, this means that the area is designated for fly fishing with single hook flies. This type of regulation is usually found in streams where the goal is catch and release fishing.
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