Live bait is still one of the most important ingredients to many successful fishing presentations. Whether you are pitching jigs tipped with minnows, spinner rigging walleyes with crawlers, or slip bobber fishing with leeches, live bait tactics produce season long for a variety of fish. The Bottom line: Fish use scent and taste to find food. Also, because fish are often neutral or inactive, having live bait with you in the boat can be the difference between a great day and a bad day. Depending on the season and the fish you are trying to catch, there are all sorts of great live bait options.