3. Finally, affix live bait (night crawler, grasshopper, crawfish) or a scrap of food to the hook in whatever manner possible. This is best accomplished by spearing the hook fully into the bait, so that it remains parallel with the line, pointing up and down. Then, ensure that your line is long enough to get a good set, and secure the non-baited end to a stick, branch, or anchor. Set the baited hook into the most promising piece of water you can find and wait for a fish to bite. Be certain to feed slack to a feeding fish until the bait has been completely eaten, thus ensuring that the hook will pivot and lodge, guaranteeing your meal.