Bait attached to a hook for fishing (as distinct from groundbait).
More example sentences
- The carp, or other species then feed on the groundbait ball finding the hookbait in the process.
- After a couple of hours I put a hookbait out and three times it actually took the bait.
- Then after a reasonable period of time, say a couple of hours, retrieve your hookbait until it is near where you placed the next batch of offerings.