Tips From The Bridge – Hooking Live Bait

By: Parimal M. Rohit

Question: What are the most effective ways to hook live bait?

Larry Phoenix from Rampage Sportfishing:

“Make sure your hands are wet when you hook ‘em. Hook sardines through the nose and anchovies through the gill plate. They swim better that way. If you drop bait on a deck, then throw it away.”

Capt. Larry Phoenix operates Rampage Sportfishing and can often be found aboard his 45-foot Hatteras in Dana Point Harbor.

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