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This article explains the difference between dead baits and lures for fishing
One of the most common questions in the fishing world is whether to use natural baits or lures for angling. Unfortunately, as simple as the question sounds, the answer is not so straightforward. Depending on the situation, either can be good for you.

Before moving forward, let us understand lures and baits separately.

lures are small, man-made objects that are designed to look like different items that the fish preys on. Anglers attach the lures to the end of a fishing line and use them to deceive the fish into taking a bite.

There are different types of lures available in the market, and you can choose according to your specific requirement. The lures are made of different materials such as rubber, metal, plastic, or even a mix of other materials.


Baits, on the other hand, are actual invertebrates that can either be alive or dead. You can use either to catch fish. The most significant advantage of using bait is that it attracts a wide variety of different fishes. Furthermore, if you can find your baits, then it does not cost anything.

Both baits and lures have their advantages and disadvantages. One of the advantages of using lures is that once you invest money in buying some, you can reuse them for a long time. Additionally, if you are using lures, you can put them anywhere. Therefore, they do not require any special storage.

One of the most notable disadvantages of lures is that they are costly, and you need a little bit of trial and error to find what works for you. While much straightforward in use, Baits can be messy, smelly, and require some special storage.

This article explains the experience of an angler and his friend as they used both lures and dead bait to catch fish.
Find out what worked for the angler – dead bait or lures, by reading the complete article!

So on this trip me and a mate decided to visit a small dyke very well known for its large perch and pike, well between me and a few mates its well known. I went with Dan Taylor a charter captain who fishes from Better Days in ramsgate marina. Hes recently got into the freshwater stuff which i think is brilliant, its always good to expand your knowledge and keep learning!

After that fish it went quiet until we got to the area where Dan had his first, BANG fish on! weather this was the same fish or not who knows but this one was smart and managed to t-bar himself on the weeds and get off the hook, grr!

Author: Cameron Harris
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