A few of the boarders and some of the out-of-towners took a shy long at first, but their bids was only ground bait.
Leopold threw overboard the ground bait, and soon, with a shout of exultation, he announced the presence of a school of mackerel.
I fancy myself smoking on the river bank, throwing flies and pitching in ground bait.
Mackerel swim in deep water, and are brought to the surface by casting over quantities of ground bait.
There was another tub full of much more damaged pilchards—all pounded up for ground bait.
The ground bait should be damp meal or bran, mixed with soaked bread or clay (the former best).
Gentles may also be used as ground bait for any of the above.
If the water be still throw in small pieces of ground bait; if there is a strong current large pieces.