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Types of Live Bait

Freshwater live bait

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.

Saltwater live bait

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.

Use a proper container

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.

Use live bait for the ultimate fishing experience.
how to take care of your live bait

Keep your live bait alive.

Use clean water

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.

Use additives

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.

Change water frequently

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.

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