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Preferred big fish bait?

What is your favorite live fish for big fish like kings, sharks and cobia?

I prefer threadfin herring and menhaden/ bunker but I have to say blue runners and giant striped mullet just seem more durable.


  • SaltygatorvetSaltygatorvet TallahasseePosts: 5,343 Admiral
    Pinfish and pigfish are mostly what we use ( east of y'all). Blue runners for kings( don't fish for them) and AJ's ( but they seem to hit a butterfly jig better) , don't use live ly's for anything except maybe tarpon . They die too easily. Great frozen for grouper bait. I've found a lot of hard head catfish in the stomachs of cobia. They use them for tarpon bait in s Florida also. Good luck
    You should have been here yesterday
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