So, you've mastered the knot tying process for fishing, and you already know how to catch bait, so now what? You need to put that live bait to good use... this animated tutorial from Marinews will show you how to rig skip baits using a whole fish for fishing. Catching bait might just be as hard as baiting fish, but it's all in good fun when you kick back with a brewsky in your hands. You can learn by simply watching the bait rigging animation at a moderate speed, or if need be, click on "learn by steps" to get step-by-step fish bait instructions to rig skip baits using a whole fish. You just need some fishing bait, a line and a hook already knotted properly for your need.
This skip bait is suitable for a variety of fish baits. You can use a heavy monofilament or wire leader. The method outlined below is a favorite amongst game fishermen. The rig will give you long hours of trolling without the breakdown of the fish rigged. Swim baits work beneath the surface, using a weight to hold them under; skip baits work the surface and don't have any weight rigged in. Preparing a baitfish for long hours of trolling in either a skip or swim form, is a relatively easy providing you have a few items on hand to complete the process.
Bait presentation is sadly overlooked by too many fishermen. Today the lure making industry make a fortune out of lazy fishermen. Rigging baits in place of presenting a lure will, in most cases, out fish the lure.
A well rigged squid makes the very best flathead lure. Small well presented squid, worked as a lure, will catch more bream than lure or standard bait! In fact catch more fish than any lure or standard bait. Small baitfish too, like hardheads, herring, minnows, galaxids, gudgeons and smelt, can be rigged and presented in place of a lure. The first couple of tries may seem fiddly, however, once you set yourself with the right equipment and have some practice under your belt, you'll out fish everyone around you and never look back.
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