Fishing with Leeches
Oftentimes bait shops here in the far north, do not have a consistent supply of
leeches, or their leeches appear somewhat dull and/or inactive. So on your next
visit to our neck of the woods, remember to bring along a couple coffee cans...a
very useful tool enabling you to procure all the leeches that you could possibly
need or want! Noting is more better than fresh, alive and active run-away
leeches. Here's how.
Begin by adding some rocks to a coffee can for weight, along with a few fish
heads for attractant. (Prolific sunfish or perch are ideal) Next, close the top
of the can by crimping the can center rims together, leaving narrow slits along
the sides of the can. Place can in shallow, weedy marsh area. Remove the can
before sun up the next day.
Open the can and allow it to sit a couple of hours. Those leeches that have
escaped are "horse leeches" and are not an acceptable bait to use. Keep leeches
that remain in can for your bait.
Fishing with Leeches Information Resources
Leech Care Tips
Maintenance Information for Fishing Leeches
Live Baitin' with Leeches