Origin of ground bait
Examples from the Web for ground bait
Throw in your ground-bait, and before long you are very likely to get some bites.Ernest Bracebridge|William H. G. Kingston
We've stirred up a quiet swim, wasted a lot of ground-bait, lost several fish, and—now where are we?
The punt leaked at the end depressed by the Colonel and the ground-bait had been left behind.
Ground-bait, consisting chiefly of meal and clay, is largely used, but a place is rarely baited beforehand.The Handbook to the Rivers and Broads of Norfolk & Suffolk|G. Christopher Davies
No, I shall not, unless it turns out that you're ground-bait for the police.Stingaree|E. W. (Ernest William) Hornung