Crickets: The Other Live Bait

A couple of years ago I have turned on to using live bait. Before that point, I’d used worms. Yes, worms are live bait too, though the field of live bait is a lot more than a crawler on a hook. Minnows, crawdads, along with crickets are furthermore a huge element of live bait fishing. I’ve enjoyed utilizing every kind, but crickets have been the very first venture of mine into the “other world” of live bait fishing.

An excellent friend of mine, Tom, initially demonstrated to me how you can make use of crickets when stream fishing for trout. We were Trout fishing the Silver Fork outside of Kyburz, California. The water was running and the scenery outstanding. Our plan was hoping boulders from up above along with fish the way of ours down stream. Initially on the agenda was the introduction of mine to working with crickets as bait.

Tom got a black colored cricket from the cricket cage and then stated, “You just rub the hook under the collar”. What? Was this cricket wearing a jacket or even something? I discovered that much behind the top of the cricket is one thing that seems as a collar. The key is usually to carefully guide the hook of yours under the collar and out the opposite aspect of the collar without killing the cricket. It’s really much easier than it might seem.

Next, I went for a fishing bobber plus was easily remedied by Tom. No Bobber and in case I needed, only the lightest of a sinker. The concept was casting onto the rushing water and allow the cricket float downstream. I studied by cricket teacher as he carefully flipped his line onto the cricket as well as the water floated down the creek. Next, he vanished. Fish on!

Since then I’ve learned that many individuals use crickets for a range of other fish including Breen and panfish. This method differs from the camera I used the very first day of mine. A lot of individuals use a float or a bobber with a #6, #8, or perhaps #10 hook. They then place a light split shot approximately six inches from the cricket. The thought is usually to let the cricket naturally and slowly descend throughout the water. As with Panfish, you are going to try many times and also could modify your bobber depth until you locate the appropriate area.