Tune Whole Bait With Office Supplies

Sometimes tuning a whole herring is difficult when you want that snapping roll that big kings like. Take a regular-sized paper clip and straighten it. Push the straightened-out paper clip down the spine of a whole herring (or alewife) before you put the baitfish in the teaser head. If the paper clip is too long, just clip the excess wire so it’s flush with the herring. This lets you bend and tune the bait easily.

Capt. Jon Looman, Ofishally Hooked Charters, Holland, MI

– Great Lakes Angler