Bait is any substance used to attract prey, especially fish. Traditionally, nightcrawlers, insects, and smaller fish have been used for this purpose. Fishermen have also begun using plastic bait and, more recently, electronic lures, to attract fish. Because of the risk of transmitting whirling disease, trout and salmon should not be used as bait. Prey can refer to: Look up Prey in Wiktionary, the free dictionary A prey animal eaten by a predator in an act called predation. ... Atlantic herring, Clupea harengus: the most abundant species of fish in the world. ... Binomial name Lumbricus terrestris Linnaeus, 1758 Lumbricus terrestris is a large reddish worm native to Europe. ... Classes & Orders See taxonomy Insects are invertebrate animals of the Class Insecta, the largest and (on land) most widely-distributed taxon within the phylum Arthropoda. ... Lure can refer to: fishing lure Lure, a commune of the Haute-Saône département, in France This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Whirling disease is a parasitic infection that causes disease in North American cold water fish species, namely trout. ... Rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) Biwa trout (Oncorhynchus masou subsp) Trout is the common name given to a number of species of freshwater fish belonging to the salmon family, Salmonidae. ... The Chinook or King Salmon is the largest salmon in North America and can grow up to 58 long and 126 pounds. ...
A trip to the fishing hole was preceded by a digging trip to the garden, a few moments catching grasshoppers or wading and seining among shallow lily pads.
Since we cant accurately assess forage fish populations in lakes, its difficult to assess the populations of baitfish that need to remain in a lake to sustain panfish and game fish.
Aquaculture supplies some of the demand for baitfish, but a large portion is still harvested from wild populations, and this causes some concern among fish managers and conservation law enforcement officers.
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