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Catching Fresh Water Bait Fish?

From land i fish for large mouth bass & i'm using various types of small live bait fish. I catch the bait fish using worms purchased from walmart. Are there alternative baits i can use to catch the bait fish?


  • capt louiecapt louie citrus countyPosts: 10,581 Moderator
    Small dough balls from a piece of bread is always what I've used. Little pieces of GULP or fishbites work also.
    "You'll get your weather"
  • BaitmanBaitman Posts: 47 Greenhorn
    I'm considering a "casting net" to catch bait fish from shore. What is the smallest bait fish "cast net" i can purchase?
  • JettyparkJettypark Posts: 1,972 Captain
    You don't need the smallest... a 5ft net really isn't that big and will catch a lot of shiners..
    heck I can throw a 5ft around and under docks at times.... bread to bring them up and keep
    them in an area... I like to feed them and keep feeding them for awhile.... they will always come
    back to that area if you do it enough times...
    aa13.gif"A ship without Marines is like a garment without buttons"
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