Tips for Sea Fishing Bait

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Tips for Sea Fishing Bait
Catch sea fish with a variety of bait. (fishing image by Keith Frith from

Saltwater sea fishing differs a bit from freshwater lake fishing. Sea fishing is a bit more adventurous and you will also find a larger variety of species than you will lake fishing. This variety of species calls for a variety of bait to attract them. Certain types of worms will bait some sea fish but not other fish. Meat and even bread will attract others.


Rag-worms, lugworms, beach and blood worms as bait will attract the smaller sea species such as cod, flounder, whiting, sole and flatfish. King rag-worms, which are larger in size than others, may even entice the bite of some larger sea species.


Sea species live amongst their food and predators in their habitat so other fish and shellfish they regularly feast on will attract them to your line. Slimy ackerel and yellowtail will attract kingfish, mulloway, snapper and sharks. Shellfish, crabs, shrimp and octopus will catch salmon, leatherjackets, perch and whiting.


Chicken and red meat will attract some sea species such as mackerel, sharks, yellowtail and mulloway. The guts, liver and kidneys of nearly any red or white meat land mammal will also do the job.


Bread and/or cheese dipped in fish oil will also catch sea fish. Mackerel, yellowtail, mullet and drummers are a few that will bite on a doughy or cheesy bait.

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