The Best Saltwater Live Baits
May 12, 2021
When it comes to saltwater fishing, you can hardly go wrong throwing live baits. Whether you're using cut ladyfish for snook fishing or whole mullets for line-stripping tarpon -- live bait often produces the best results.
Here's a look at the best saltwater live baits out there:
1. Marine baitfish - Found plentiful in canals, creeks, bays, inlets, along beaches, over offshore reefs, and around wrecks.
2. Shrimp - Found both inshore and offshore, shrimp are very effective and popular. Snook, tarpon, speckled trout, striped bass, redfish, and flounder will demolish a shrimp.
3. Crabs - Both hard-shell and soft-shell crabs are excellent bait for redfish, cobia, tarpon, and more.
4. Eels - A highly effective bait for multiple species, including cobia, tarpon, striped bass, amberjacks, and more.