There are many types of fishing bait which you can use to effectively attract fish for example boilies, groundbaits, meats & hookbaits, particles and more. However, one lesser-known option which has become exceedingly popular involves the use of fishing pellets. What are some of the advantages associated with fishing pellets? Are there different types to choose from? Let us take a look at the answers to these and similar questions so that you can make an informed decision about which pellets for fishing you should use.
WHY CHOOSE PELLETS FOR BAIT?
One of the most common situations when fishing with pellets can prove to be effective is within artificially stocked fisheries. This primarily arises from the fact that the fish were already reared on this type of food at a young age. Therefore, fishing pellets will appear immediately familiar to them (the same cannot always be said regarding some other types of bait). Another benefit of fishing with pellets is that there are several varieties to choose from.
HOW SHOULD FISHING PELLETS BE USED?
Fishing with pellets offers great flexibility in the strategy you can use to land the fish you’re looking to catch. As there are many different varieties of fishing pellets to choose from this will enable you to opt for specific strategies such as:
Placing them directly into the water – throwing, catapulting or using throwing sticks.
Softening and pressing them into a feeder.
Adhering them to a traditional fishing hook.
Fishing pellets are generally softer and break down faster in the water than boilies, this makes pellets perfect for use while feeding and spreading the fishing area. With this in mind, you can also add flavours by soaking the pellets in liquid additives to the pellets to help with attraction – though the pellets already come in a range of flavours and types you can add flavouring depending on your fishing methods, current conditions ad climates.
Of course, the approaches will vary depending on the type of fish that you are hoping to catch. This brings us to the next main point.
WHAT TYPES OF PELLETS CAN YOU SELECT?
Just as your style of fishing will depend upon what you are attempting to catch, the type of pellets chosen is also influenced by your quarry. This is why special formulations have been designed for species for example there are carp fishing pellets, trout pellets and halibut fishing pellets. However, let us also mention that pellets can also be classified based upon their physical properties such as size and weight.
Some have been engineered to sink directly to the bottom while others will remain floating on the surface like floaters. Certain designs of fishing pellets may instead expand over time; enabling them to be attached to a hook. The exact decision will ultimately depend upon the feeding habits of the fish in question. For instance, pellets which remain floating on the surface are excellent options if you are dealing with fish that are attracted to floating prey. It is even possible to choose a mixture of these varieties in order to attract a wide spectrum of fish.
When fishing with pellets the size of the pellets will also vary. These generally range from 0.5 to 22 millimetres. The dimensions normally depend upon the size of the fish that you are trying to catch. In other words, larger pellets tend to be preferred by those who hope to deal with a formidably sized fish such as large carp. Most anglers will opt for sizes of six millimetres or less.
A NUTRIENT-RICH BAIT
A final point to mention involves the fact that fishing pellets are highly nutritious meaning that fishing with pellets provides essential vitamins and minerals for the fish. This helps to guarantee healthier future generations of fish and a fully stocked location for future anglers.
We stock a huge range of pellets from a number of well-known and reputable brands such as Peg No 1, Copdock Mill, MainLine, CraftyCatcher and more! Browse the range above and If you would like to learn more about our range of pellets or should you have any other questions about fishing with pellets, please contact us today!
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