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Tips offered for hooking live bait - The Galveston County Daily News : Fishing Report

September 16, 2014

Tips offered for hooking live bait

Posted: Friday, August 22, 2014 12:00 am

While we continue in a period of doldrums for fishing, I want to address an issue that I feel, along with casting skills, is among the top reasons newcomers to coastal fishing have difficulty catching game fish — hooking live bait.

I have hosted literally hundreds of guests to fishing trips during the years and frequently noticed that while they thought they knew how to hook live shrimp and other live bait, they made some fatal mistakes — fatal for the bait.

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