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Top 5 Fishing Baits for the Goldfish

Updated on May 23, 2017

One of the best fishing trophies for most sport fishermen on the sea is certainly the golden one. I've been behind them for many years with a lot of different baits and after countless "batons" and numerous catches, I've been drawing my own conclusions as to their preferences for food.


Common conch, cornet and cane. These are the most common species on the Mediterranean coast. I usually search for them (shells and cornets) by diving through pebbles and rocky areas, but when conditions do not allow you can find cane in most fishmongers.

They are stripped of the shell with a stone or hammer and fish hook directly. You can put several and use them to gain some consistency, especially if we are going to use them to fish surfcasting. If we fish from breakwaters and the strong sets are not necessary, I recommend putting them without Lycra.

As curiosity to say that of these molluscs is extracted a purple tint much appreciated in the textile industry, discovered by the ancient Romans. Put on gloves if you do not want to go several days with stained hands.

2. Crab

Among the many that stand out are the green crab, the calavereta and the hermit.

The green crab and the calavereta are usually hook removing the hind legs and passing the hook through the remaining hole. Hermit is also used to attach the hook to the body and thus receive no damage. In the case of the cuff, it is necessary to pull the hind legs whatever the shape of the hook as they are buried and disappear from view.

To the hermits we will strip them of the shell and we will raise them without it. The best trick I know is with a lighter to heat the end of the shell and they themselves come out of a piece. If we do not have a burner we will break it but we will damage them many times.

At the time of launch we will do it gently to try to arrive in the best possible condition in the background.

3. Mussel

It is a very important food in your diet and we can check it when we cleaned at home some of our catches, since in many occasions when extracting the guts we find remains of them.

It can be hooked with or without shells. If we suspect that there are large specimens it is better to present them whole. We will open them with the aid of a knife and insert the hook inside leaving the point on the outside.

If we decide to present them without shell, we will extract several and we will liquefy them in a needle, later to be lifted up like a worm.

4. American worm.

It is one of the most effective worms, also called in some places "bloodworm". The liquid that gives it its name is not exactly blood but it looks like it and has great attraction power for fish.

As its name indicates it comes from the Eastern coasts of North America and still not forming part of our habitats give very good result.

It is a very hard worm and can withstand the attack of the slayer and the lance. We must be careful to anzuelarlo as they are provided with four powerful "teeth" and if we receive a bite can be relatively painful. I recommend to thread them in the needle starting with the part of the tail.

There are of all sizes, when we have very large we can prime using small pieces and it would be convenient to squeeze at both ends to delay the loss of "blood".

5. Tita

One of the most popular worms for goldfish fishing. They are found naturally on our shores and are part of their usual diet. We can find them in sand and muddy bottoms.

They are marketed in various sizes. The smaller ones are usually called "tita bibi", then there are the normal or medium and finally the largest. Small and medium-sized ones are hollowed out of one piece by a hollow needle; Once introduced in this is passed the thread of the hook through the needle and then passed the little tit to the thread minimizing the damage. This way we avoid the curve of the hook and we are emptied of its precious liquid (once they lose the liquid are still effective). The larger ones are cut into strips and rubbed into a needle.

This worm is extremely resistant to slaying and can withstand very powerful bids.

It has always been said and it has been observed that when the goldfish feeds on mussels or crabs, they do it in two stages. First they are crushed and spit it, they immediately swallow it, so when we fish With this type of baits we will try to nail the second prong.

These are my fishing baits for the golden ideal, my favorite prey on the Mediterranean coast, what are yours?


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