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    Default How to properly cut bait

    Here's a good photo on how to cut bait. You can use this guide for any kind of bait fish.
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    Good bit of info. Only addition I would throw out there, is that you can actually use cut bait for smaller freshwater gamefish. But you should cut them differently.

    Bass, Crappie, Sunfish, and even Pickerel and Pike. But to fish for these, instead of cutting in the chunk form like posted above, filet the baitfish(leaving the skin on), then cut into strips about 1/2" wide, and hook leaving it in one strip, not balled up.

    As fished along the bottom or under a bobber(float) the strip will resemble a small baitfish.

    Just check your local ordanances, as each state has different rules on this. Some require you to count the fish your cutting up as part of your daily creel, some don't have a rule at all and I would assume that some would limit which fish can be used cut bait.
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    Another tip: What I do with the waste section of bait fish (see pic above) is, I cut them into tiny morsels and use as chum...Check your areas, some lakes and ponds might not allow for chumming...So, set your lines out...and chum with the waste...bring the fish to you!




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    Chumming is legal here and I will be chumming with the waste Friday night.
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    I like trolling wid the belly flap! thanks Bubs!
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    Here's another illustration on the basic "strip bait rigging". You can modify this however you choose. Some like to cut a slit or "v" so it has more action. You can add an inline spinner blade to give it more action...Or add a stinger hook. So many different rigging options. Just fillet your bait and hook it on.





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