If leeches were sold at a carnival, the barker would likely call out, “Step right up! Get your fresh leeches here! You can rig ’em, jig ’em, troll ’em or cast ’em. Get your supply of nature’s wonder bait!” Not that leeches need a sales pitch. They’re a phenomenal bait for catching a wide variety of freshwater fish, especially walleye. If you’re an angler who already uses leeches, you know what I’m talking about. But if you’ve never fished with these squirmy creatures and want to get in on the action, here’s what you need to know.
Leeches are one of the all-time great baits. Here’s how to fish them correctly • Outdoor Canada is written by Michael Hungle for www.outdoorcanada.ca