Can You Use Live Bait for Bass Fishing?

Live Bait Can Be Harder to Control

Live Bait Is Messy

There is a skill in learning the habitats of the fish. 

Bass Fishing Technique

The Advantages of Artificial Lures

Artificial lures also often have features that live baits don’t have.


Cost-Effectiveness of Artificial Lure

You can catch a lot of fish with a single lure, whereas live bait is one and done.

Gut Hooking

As you try to free the hook, this can lead to injury or death for the fish.

Live Bait Requires More Maintenance

The Disadvantages of Live Bait

Live bait can be expensive

There is a legitimate concern that bass tend to swallow hooks more readily with live bait than artificials, which can harm the fish.

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