Baits for Freshwater Fishing

A range of live and cut baits are used throughout the Mid Atlantic states for catching freshwater fish. Popular freshwater baits include minnows, shad, shiners, alewives, crayfish, grass shrimp, insect larvae, crickets, nightcrawlers, earthworms, frogs, salamanders, and even household foods.

Freshwater Baits

Golden Shiners

Threadfin Shad


Grass Shrimp


Nightcrawlers - Earthworms

Related Information

How to Catch Live Bait

Saltwater Baits