Aug 10, 2021Tips about fishing

How to plant live bait – bleak to keep it alive

Live bait is used most often for catching pike perch and asp. For them, verkhovodka is a favorite and daily food. Pike and perch take it quite well, but it is important that the fish remain alive on the hook for as long as possible. In terms of vitality, bleak live bait is significantly inferior to roach, crucian carp and gudgeon.

The activity and life time on the bleak hook very much depends on the method of baiting. Fishermen hook live bait bleak on a hook basically in three ways.


  • one Through the gills and mouth
  • 2 For the upper and lower lip
  • 3 Behind the back under the fin
  • 4 Other ways of baiting bait bait

Through the gills and mouth

Most of the time bleak lives on the hook and calmly swims “about its business” if the leash is passed through the gills into the mouth, and then a double or triple hook is attached. In this state, the bleak is not damaged, it can freely open its mouth, breathe and swim.

through the gills

The gills and mouth method is the best of all. It is reliable and practically eliminates the likelihood of breaking, losing and falling asleep live bait.

In the video, the author shows how to plant live bait correctly without damaging it …

For the upper and lower lip

With this method, the bleak is hooked to the upper lip, piercing with a single hook with the tip up. Or a puncture of the lower and upper lips from the bottom up.

by the lip

The fish feels good when swimming in the water. But given that bleak has delicate lips, the likelihood of losing live bait is very high. It is necessary to check the tackle often, especially if it is without a float and live bait.

As a rule, bleak – live bait can withstand no more than 2-3 casts.

Behind the back under the fin

When the bleak is placed behind the back, the sting of the hook is inserted along the upper fin (see the photo at the beginning of the article). The most important thing is not to damage the spine; in case of failure, the roar falls asleep within a few minutes.

The casting of the tackle must be done very carefully, without sudden movements, the flesh of the back is tender, it is very easy to break it and lose the live bait. As with the lip attachment, the live bait should be checked frequently.

Sometimes, despite the damage to the fish, this is the best method. Since the pierced bleak behaves in the water appropriately attracting a predator.

But judging by the survivability of live bait – this method takes the last place.

Other ways of baiting bait bait

Depending on the purpose of fishing, hunting for a specific predator, fishermen can still put bleak on a hook:

  • double hook on the lip and back
  • double behind the back in front of the fin
  • for two lips at once
  • double hook in front of and behind the fin, passing the leash through the mouth
  • twister-type grip
  • tee behind the back in front of the fin

Other photos of bait bait bleak nozzle on the hook:

live bait bleak

As a result, each angler uses his favorite version of bait baiting. The methods listed in this article are not an exhaustive list. But only, in our opinion, the most “humane”, in which live bait bleak remains active for a shorter time.

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