Fishing Baits

The baits used depend on the area and the state of the sea, do not forget the autochthonous baits of each region.

Dark waters use white baits, such as cockles, clams, squid, lingo, sardines, octopus, shrimp, etc.
On Elwooddeals, Normal waters are used for baits for dark waters, but the most suitable are cocoon, tiagem, korean and goose, as well as live baits, cape, crab, drainage, camarinha, mussel, etc.
Clear water we use the so-called red baits, such as sage, korean, cricket, mud worm, sea urchin, etc.


The fresh sardines cut in half, whole, in fillets or only in small pieces is an excellent bait for several species of fish (sea bass, sargos, safios …), can be used of the most diverse fish assemblages depends on the fishing and the Species to be captured. Fillets, boliscs, or even whole.Great for gizmos.

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Lure and razors: a very good bait, to fish mainly in the bottom of both land and boat, and can be used in the fishing of sea breams, goldfish, parrots, etc. … It must always be used fresh, but sometimes it gets good Results when frozen, although slightly tender. Extremely easy to bait is usually used whole or cut into small pieces to the size of the hook depending on how the fish is eating. It is usually covered with thick salt after thawing to get tighter.


Shrimp: optimal bait when fresh or even frozen for fishing of various coastal species can be used in shell or shelled, whole or only without head depending on fish or fish species. It is a very effective bait for all types of fishing. If it is large it will be peeled off, the head separated and broken into small pieces to cover the hook or small, known as the small live bait. Used in fishing for buoy or bottom.

Clam, Sarnambi, Vongola

Ameijoa: these baits should always be used fresh because when frozen they lose much of their characteristics, getting very soft and with little smell. If we have to freeze the clams, put a little salt and when thawing besides gaining consistency is much easier to peel. Good to fish in the bottom and the float. Being consumed by several fish (bream, poplar, goldfish, snappers, pork, …) For the bait is used thin elastic wire to not easily dislodge.


Crab: There are several species of crab to fish, all of them a bait of choice, for larger species. As for example corvinas, sea bass and goldfish. There are two species of crab that we advise: the two-hoofed crab and the pounded crab are harder to find. The pound is excellent for fishing with him alive, catching the hook by the eye of the crab with the barb going out by the bark, but laterally without killing it, it is great because he is an excellent swimmer and does not stop still attracting also with his Color the fish. It is preferred for boarded fishing of Douradas, Sargos, Pampos, Pargos on the pontoon is very used in the fishing of the corvina. The two-hoofed crab requires further care when the bait is removed, and the first bark is removed and the bait can also be cut in half.


Cocoon: the cocoon is a worm that is found inside a cocoon. It is a bait used for fishing at night, it shines in water and catches the fish’s attention. This bait is used to fish several species. Due to its consistency and size it is also kept for a long time in the hook resisting the sea agitation.


Goose: There are two types of goose: the national goose and the Korean goose. The national is a worm stricter than the Korean goose, in contrast, the Korean goose is a more living worm (it moves a lot). These two are widely used by recreational fishermen because it is a bait that can easily be bought at any fishing shop and stored well in the refrigerator for days. It is mainly used to catch small fish, but sometimes also obtains good results with larger fish (blacksmiths, sea breamers, sarguetas, poplars, bulls eye and sole).

Goose Coerano

The Korean goose has an acceptable stiffness and a very liveliness. It is extremely lively and resists a lot and is also of acceptable rigidity. Most of the fish species are attracted to the Korean, however it is not advisable to use it in surfcasting because of its fragility. The best way to put it on the hook is by tying it to the hook.


The long strips of meat (tentacles) when fishing at the taste of the current give an aspect of movement that attracts the fish visually, whenever this happens let the bait eat until reaching the hook. Some fishermen scrape the octopus using the white part as bait.

Tatuí, tatuíra, tatuzinhos (Brazil)

The tattoo lives buried in the wet sand near the surf. Your catch is possible by digging wet sand on the beach. The tattoo should be kept alive inside a container with some wet sand.
In fishing with tattoo the bait should be attached to the hook with a rubber band thus keeping the tattoo alive.Using this bait directly on the hook, the shell should be removed.

Corrupt (Brazil)

This bait can be caught on shallow beaches and caught at low tide with a suction pump at a maximum depth of 60 cm. To capture the corrupt, place the bomb in the small holes that appear in the sand after the wave passes.