Certain baits can be hard to find at times, but when you have them it’s almost a guarantee of catching fish. Here in Southern California, we refer to live squid as the “candy bait.” It catches everything.
Another one that comes to mind is octopus. If you happen to snag one by accident, it is deadly for several species of gamefish.
I’m always curious to find out what the candy bait is for other fisheries. When I came across the following article, I thought they were going to talk about soft body frog topwater lures. I was pleasantly surprised to find out that they weren’t. Read the article from NAFC and check out the video to learn how to fish live frogs for big walleyes.
Devils Lake, North Dakota-based guide Jason Feldner lets the frog out of the bag on a sleeper, old-school technique for catching walleyes in the fall.
Typically following the first frost of the year, frogs will start migrating from wooded areas toward water, where they’ll burrow into the mud for the winter. Soft-bottomed bays are typically a good area to look, but anywhere frogs enter the water can be key
Photo: NAFC; Video credit: James Edlund