Live Bait Vs. Artificial Bait: Which is Better?

live vs artificial bait

Many fishermen have used both live and artificial bait on various fishing trips; but a successful catch can depend on many different variables, so it may be difficult to tell which bait is actually more effective.


Though there are no absolute answers to this question; both types of bait have their pros and cons. If you are going to choose between one type or the other; you can make the most educated decision as to which is best for you by knowing the various advantages and disadvantages.


Artificial Bait/Lures


Fish naturally go for bait when they are hungry. Artificial lures have the ability to create certain physical actions that can lure fish even when they are not looking for food. This gives the fisherman more options to secure a successful catch.


There are lures that will vibrate and make noises that can be detected by fish from long distances; and topwater lures, like crankbait, which mimic the actions of a fleeing batfish. Artificial lures also allow fishermen to travel distances in large bodies of water while in search for a good location.


One artificial lure can last for many fishing trips tucked away in a tackle box; this is not an option when using live bait.


Live Bait


Of course, artificial lures are made to mimic live bait. This is why many fishermen prefer to use the real thing. They naturally have a scent that fish are drawn to. Avid fishermen know that there are some varieties of fish that will only react to live bait. This advantage makes live bait the preferable choice when fish simply are not biting, or waters are too cold.


Expense can be debated. Artificial bait can be used multiple times, if you have an unsuccessful outing; however, many varieties can be expensive to purchase. While live bait is often pretty cheap.


Though artificial lures can be reused, they often get lost and you will need to purchase more which can get costly over time. Live bait is the simplest to use, which makes them perfect for novices. It’s most fun to use live bait when teaching children to fish. You can even search for your own bait; which many outdoorsmen enjoy as a hobby.


In conclusion; both live and artificial bait will catch fish; you just need to find out which type works best for you.

Manitoba Tent Camping

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Get ready for a world of fun with family and friends. Camping in Manitoba is extremely exhilarating and life changing. There are things here you will never see anywhere else. Become one with nature and hold on for a whirlwind experience. Just remember, when you decide to have a camping trip, you need to make sure you have the proper accommodations for you and your family or friends.

You do not want to be in the middle of the wilderness to find out that you have a ten that is made for 5 people and you need sleeping space for 6. The truth about tent camping, is you really only use the tent for sleeping. You cannot shower, eat, or use the bathroom inside of a tent so you just want to make sure you are not overcompensating. It really is a balancing act between being comfortable and having too much gear to carry.

When starting your search for the perfect tent you should first figure out how many people you want to have room for inside the tent. If you have a family of 4 you may want to plan on 6 just in case one of the kids wants to bring a friend. Now, plan on the other gear you will bring and plan on space for that. Of course, you will want to pack lightly as you will not want to carry it all, but you still want to have space inside your tent for safekeeping. Some places require you have your extra items locked up to keep you safe from the bears and the bears safe from your items.

There are different styles of tents to choose from including bubble tents, tents with separate rooms, and hard outside tents.  Bubble tents are suitable for a couple people, up to maybe 4  but anything beyond that you need to have a bigger tent, bubbles can only go so high. If you have a family you may want to opt for a tent with a room divider so you and your significant other can have SOME alone time from the kids! Do your research and make the right choice for you and your situation.