Four proven baits that work in New Mexico
Popular colors amongst anglers include lime green, salmon peach, cheese yellow, orange, white and purple.Worms. If using nightcrawler worms, only use about 1-inch of the worm. If using red wigglers or worms you have dug up, use the whole worm.
These little white worms can be purchased at some bait shops and at many pet stores that sell reptile food, such as PetSmart. The trick to using wax worms is how you bait them on the hook. Do not hook them through the side of the worm. Instead, start hook entry towards the rear of the worm and thread the hook through the worm until the tip of the hook is barely protruding from the head.
Salmon eggs These are easy baits to use. Try to conceal as much of the hook within the egg as possible.
*Add weight or bobber to facilitate longer casting and presentation to hungry fish.
*If using a weight, use ¼ or ½ ounce bell-shaped weights that can easily be attached to your fishing line.
*Tie the hook to the end of your fishing line.
*Tie your hook about 3-feet above the weight.
*If using a bobber, tie the hook to the end of your fishing line and place the bobber about 3-feet above your hook.If you are not getting bites, try changing bait.
*If you are still not getting bites, try changing the distance between your hook and boober or weight.
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