How to Hook Up Anchovy for Fishing

How to Hook Up Anchovy for Fishing
Anchovy is a small and silvery fish with a bluish green back that makes excellent bait for fishing. This small fish typically never grow bigger than eight inches. It is a significant food source for numerous predatory fish in its environment, making it an effective lure for catching gamefish. As a bait, you can use it as either fresh, frozen or even the plastic kind. Hooking up an anchovy is a simple process that requires few materials.


Difficulty: Moderately Easy

Things You’ll Need:
  • Anchovy
  • Fishing gear and tackle
  • Toothpick
Step 1
Hold the anchovy and insert the hook high into its side approximately 1.5 to 2 inches up from the end of its tail. The shank of your hook should lie flat against the anchovy.
Step 2
Hold the bait's head in one hand and pull the leader to place a curve in the bait. Make sure to curve towards the hook side, as the end of tail must be curved in.
Step 3
Hold the curve from the bait's rear end by pushing a dry toothpick just under the skin into its flesh and near the tail.

Article Written By Rona Aquino

Rona Aquino began writing professionally in 2008. As an avid marathon runner and outdoor enthusiast, she writes on topics of running, fitness and outdoor recreation for various publications. Aquino holds a Bachelor of Arts in communications and English from the University of Maryland College Park.

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