TAKE ME FISHING 101: Bait & Lures [Official]


Uploaded by TexasParksWildlife on 05.06.2009

Transcript:
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>> IF YOU WANT TO CATCH A FISH,
YOU NEED TO USE EITHER BAIT
OR LURES.
FIRST LET'S TALK BAIT.
NOTHING BEATS NATURAL BAIT
FOR CATCHING FISH.
SOME GOOD ALL-AROUND FRESHWATER
BAITS ARE KERNEL CORN,
HOT DOGS, AND LIVE CRITTERS
SUCH AS CRICKETS, WORMS,
MINNOWS AND CRAWFISH.
YOU CAN TRY CATCHING YOUR OWN
OR YOU CAN BUY LIVE BAIT
AT MOST TACKLE SHOPS.
IF YOU'RE ON THE COAST,
LIVE SHRIMP IS YOUR BEST BET
FOR SALTWATER FISHING.
THERE ARE A FEW THINGS
TO KEEP IN MIND WHEN YOU'RE
FISHING WITH BAIT.
YOU'VE GOT TO KEEP BAIT ALIVE
FOR IT TO BE EFFECTIVE.
MAKE SURE YOU KEEP YOUR BAIT
COOL AND MOIST AND OUT OF
DIRECT SUNLIGHT.
YOUR BAIT SHOULD FIT THE
SIZE OF YOUR HOOK.
YOU MAY NEED TO USE ONLY A
PORTION OF YOUR BAIT
AS SHOWN HERE.
IF YOUR BAIT CAME FROM A BAIT
SHOP OR FROM ANOTHER BODY OF
WATER, DO NOT RELEASE THEE
UNUSED BAIT INTO THE WATERS
YOU ARE FISHING.
IT CAN INTERFERE WITH THE
PLANTS AND ANIMALS THAT
LIVE THERE NATURALLY.
DUMP THE BAIT IN A TRASHCAN
OR ON LAND AWAY FROM THE WATER.
NOW LET'S LOOK AT LURES.
THE JOB OF A LURE IS TO
MIMIC A FISH'S PREY.
FOR EXAMPLE, TAKE THE
SPINNERBAIT.
THE SPINNING BLADES ARE
DESIGNED TO CATCH A FISH'S
ATTENTION AS THEY MOVE
THROUGH THE WATER.
THE FLASHING SILVER LOOKS
JUST LIKE A TASTY MINNOW.
AS YOU CAN SEE, THIS BASS
FELL FOR IT.
ANOTHER POPULAR LURE
IS THE TOPWATER LURE.
BECAUSE IT FLOATS ON TOP
OF THE WATER, IT WORKS BEST
IN CALM WATERS WHERE IT'S
VISIBLE TO THE FISH BELOW,
LIKE THIS REDFISH.
TO USE A TOPWATER, CAST,
WAIT FOR THE WATER TO SETTLE
AND THEN POP YOUR ROD TIP.
REPEAT UNTIL YOU GET A STRIKE.
AND THEN THERE'S THE CRANKBAIT.
THIS LIP CAUSES THE BAIT TO
DIVE DOWN THROUGH THE WATER
AS YOU CRANK ON THE REEL.
AS SOON AS YOU CAST YOUR
CRANKBAIT, TURN THE REEL
QUICKLY A COUPLE OF TIMES SO
THE LIP WILL CATCH WATER
AND PULL DOWN.
STOP REELING, AND THE LURE
BEGINS TO FLOAT BACK UP.
YOUR GOAL IS TO IMITATE
AN INJURED FISH DARTING
THROUGH THE WATER.
YOU CAN FIND LURES IN
ALL SHAPES AND SIZES.
YOUR TACKLE DEALER CAN HELP
YOU PICK OUT A FEW FOR
YOUR NEXT FISHING TRIP.
>> FRESHWATER FISHING
OR SALTWATER FISHING?
>> AND REMEMBER, WHILE NATURAL
BAIT IS BEST, IT'S ALWAYS GOOD
TO HAVE A COUPLE OF ARTIFICIAL
LURES ON HAND FOR WHEN YOU GET
THROUGH FEEDING -
I MEAN CATCHING -
THE FISH.
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>> I STARTED BETTER THAN
20 YEARS AGO DESIGNING
FISHING LURES.
BACK THEN I WOULD LOOK
AT ALL THE BAITS THAT BOMBER
MAKES AND SAY,
'YOU CAN'T MAKE ANYMORE.
EVERYTHING'S BEEN MADE.'
THAT WAS 20 YEARS AGO.
THEY'RE STILL GOING.