Requesting Live and Fresh Bait Help - Hawk's Cay Area

Does anybody know where I can buy some fresh ballyhoo and/or live pilchards around Hawk's Cay? I am only going to be down there for a couple days and don't get to fish the keys very often so I'd prefer to buy bait instead of possibly wasting time searching for it on the water.

Planning on running out to the marathon hump a couple times to get on some BFTs especially since the dolphin bite seems to be pretty slow...

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  • tltypeslowtltypeslow Posts: 158 Deckhand
    There's a thread on the top of the section that has leads to bait. Some of it is dated so you are gonna have to weed through em all
  • TeamTekeTeamTeke Posts: 955 Officer
    Capt. Hooks Marina and Big time Bait and Tackle in Marathon usually have fresh ballyhoo. Pilchards are very hard to impossible to find in the Keys at this time. Chumming on the reef at night with fish lights may find you some that you can sabiki or cast net.
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