Freshwater vs Saltwater
Live bait is one of the most effective ways to catch fish in South Florida, whether you are fishing in freshwater or saltwater. Live bait can mimic the natural prey of your target fish and trigger their predatory instincts. However, not all live baits are created equal, and you need to know what types of live bait to use, how to take care of them, and what else you might need to make the most of your live bait fishing.
You can fish in some of the most amazing locations near our store. We’re located right near Riverbend National Reserve, and Lake Okeechobee which is a freshwater fishing hotspot, and only a few miles away from the coast, where you can enjoy some great saltwater fishing.
Some of the best live baits for freshwater fishing in South Florida are shiners, shad, bluegill, tilapia, and crayfish. Shiners are especially good for catching largemouth bass, as they are their favorite food. Shad are also good for bass, as well as peacock bass and snook. Bluegill, tilapia, and crayfish are good for catfish, gar, and bowfin.
Some of the best live baits for saltwater fishing in South Florida are shrimp, threadfin herring, mullet, blue runners, goggle eyes, and threadfin herring are also known as whitebait or greenies, and they are excellent for snook, tarpon, redfish, trout, and mackerel. Pinfish are good for snapper, grouper, snook, and redfish.
You need a container that is large enough to hold your live bait without overcrowding them. You also need a container that has good aeration and circulation to provide oxygen and prevent waste buildup. You can use a bucket with an aerator or bubbler device attached to it or a live well with a pump system that draws fresh water from outside.
Use live bait for the ultimate fishing experience.
If you want to catch more fish in South Florida, you need to use live bait. Live bait can attract fish better than artificial lures and make them bite harder. However, you also need to know what types of live bait to use for freshwater and saltwater fishing, how to take care of them, and what else you might need to make your live bait fishing successful.
At Captain Kenny’s, we have everything you need for live bait fishing. We have a wide variety of live bait for different fish species and seasons.
We have buckets, aerators, bubblers, nets, dehookers, hooks, and more. We also have expert staff who can help you choose the right live bait and accessories for your fishing situation and give you tips on how to use them effectively.
You need to use water that matches the salinity and temperature of the water where you caught your live bait or where you will fish with them. You can use seawater or freshwater depending on the type of live bait you have. You can also add some ice to lower the temperature of the water if it is too warm.
You can add some additives to the water to improve the quality and condition of your live bait. You can use salt or baking soda to reduce stress and ammonia levels in your live bait. You can also use products like Rejuvenade or G-Juice that contain electrolytes and vitamins to enhance the health and liveliness of your live bait.
You need to change the water in your container regularly to prevent it from getting dirty and toxic for your live bait. You can change the water every few hours or whenever you notice signs of deterioration in your live bait such as loss of color or scales.