How Do You Put Bait on a Fishing Pole?

Knowing how to put bait on a fishing pole is an essential part of fishing. Whether you’re an experienced angler or a beginner, there are some simple things to keep in mind when baiting your hook.

The most important thing is to make sure that the bait is securely attached to the hook so that it stays on while you’re fishing.

Step 1: Choosing the right bait

The type of bait you use will depend on what type of fish you’re trying to catch. Live bait such as worms, minnows, or crickets are good for catching most freshwater fish, while artificial lures are better for saltwater species.

Step 2: Preparing the bait

If using live bait, make sure that it is fresh and lively before putting it on the hook. Artificial lures should be inspected for any signs of damage before use. Once your bait is ready, make sure to handle it as little as possible so that it remains attractive to fish.

Step 3: Threading the bait onto the hook

The easiest way to thread the bait onto the hook is by using a “baiting needle” or “bait threader” which can be purchased at most tackle shops. If you don’t have one of these tools, then you can wrap a piece of string around the end of the hook and thread it through the body of your bait. Make sure that there are no gaps between the body and string so that your bait stays securely in place.

Step 4: Setting up your line

Once your bait is securely attached to the hook, attach it to your fishing line by tying a knot at one end of the line and then looping it through eyelet at the end of your rod. Make sure that your knot is secure and tight so that your line won’t slip off when casting out into deeper waters.


Putting bait on a fishing pole correctly can be tricky but with a few simple steps, anyone can do it! By choosing an appropriate type of bait, preparing it properly and attaching it securely to your line with a knot, you can ensure that your next fishing trip will be successful!

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Lindsay Collins