One of my favorite things to do during the summer is to go to the lake and go fishing. It is an activity that you can do with your friends and family or just on your own. Something about getting out of the lake is a great way to de-stress, enjoy life, and have some excitement whenever you get a bite.
We all know that sometimes the downside to hunting is not catching anything. You can try all kinds of live baits and baits from your local bait shop. However, sometimes all you need is a little luck and some bait you never expected to try.
Growing up, I would go fishing with some Amish related relatives. I learned some tricks on how to catch fish with some very uncommon baits. For example, did you know that you can chop up a bar of soap and put it on your hook to catch a mess of catfish? It really works! This led to me asking about some of the best funky/exotic baits to use when going fishing in the Evansville area. The answers I got were surprising, and I will definitely give them a try this year when I go fishing.
10 Strange and Unusual Lures to Use While Fishing in the Evansville Region
Pieces of hot dogs – Betsy S.
Whole kettle corn
Corn Kernels (cooked, of course) – David F.
Cheese. It works every time. – Michelle S.
juicy fruit gum
Juicy fruit gum! It sticks well to the hook to reduce minimal re-baiting and tends to be very effective for gills. – Tara M.
Gummy worms / bears
Gummy Bears – Kelly C.
Gummy Worms – Joshua W.
Papa John’s Bread Fingers. I worked in the river and one night I wanted to fish and that’s all I had… Believe me, I was butchering fish all night long! – Bobby S.
Cheetos – Michael M.
Use bacon and bottom fish! It works every time. (When bacon was cheaper!) – Tracy J.
Slim C – Samantha B.
Little Smokey’s Sausage – Sarah D.
Black licorice. – Keshia B.
cheese – adena b.
There are quite a few exotic and unique baits that you can use while fishing as well. See what people said below:
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