Baits for Freshwater Fishing

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

Freshwater Baits

Threadfin Shad

Golden Shiners

Grass Shrimp


Nightcrawlers - Earthworms

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