How much bait?
8/4/15 @ 9:25 AM
Heading up to Northwestern Ontario in a couple days for some walleye fishing. It is our first time heading up there and aren't sure how much bait we need for 4 guys/4 days. One of the guys in the group pre-ordered 1 lb of leeches and 8 doz crawlers. Is that going to be enough bait?
8/5/15 @ 12:29 PM
If you plan on using bait I would get more, that's only 6 crawlers per person per day. I would sooner have them left over than not enough. That said if you really need live bait you might want to check what lake you're going to. I've been to Canada many times and never felt the need for live bait.
8/5/15 @ 12:25 PM
8/5/15 @ 11:14 AM
8/5/15 @ 8:00 AM
8/5/15 @ 1:38 AM
Depends on what lake your fishing. I just got back from nw Ontario and could of gotten away with about a dozen crawlers and a dozen minnows for the 7 days. No joke terrible trip! If fishing is good don't be afraid to try cranks or Plastics. Another thing to consider is bait is a small expense compared to the entire trip. Are you willing to end your trip early to save $50.
8/4/15 @ 10:48 PM
8/4/15 @ 5:10 PM
8/4/15 @ 4:31 PM
I thought it was illegal to bring live leeches into Ontario? " It is also illegal to bring live leeches into Ontario for use as bait, unless you are the holder of a commercial bait license." Link To Source
Also make sure your worms are in artificial bedding and not soil.
Edited on 8/4/15 5:09 PM
8/4/15 @ 3:49 PM
I would go with at least another 1/2 lB of leeches. For as little as it cost I would rather be safe than sorry. I go for 8 days with four guys and take 2 1/2lbs of leeches and 1200 salted minnows. Almost always go through all the leeches and at least half the minnows.