Lift logs and rocks in shallow waters until you spot a crayfish, then put the net or can behind it. Using bait properly can be a challenging and engaging sport. Gerald Almy has been a full-time outdoor writer for over 35 years, with articles published in over publications. Meanwhile, my longtime fishing buddy, Ron Ballanti, could do no wrong. Inserting the hook through the nostrils will keep the bait alive as long as possible, but is riskier, as the fish may escape.
Tailor are best fished with a two hook rig, the bottom hook goes just before the tail, make sure it is above the lateral line, the top hook goes just behind the head.
There are a number of things you need to be able to do this. Learn the live bait fishing regulations in your area. Remember not to tug too strongly on the fish hook. The best chance of getting live mullet is in a cast net, try in any of the canal estates close to the seaway. In the Gulf during the mullet runs, for example, species such as tarpon and snook key in on this common bait species. Created by Zerge for. You can buy crickets at bait stores, or catch your own in grass and under logs and rocks in fields.