Making the Case for Live Bait


Bill Miller captains a charter fishing boat in the Tampa Bay area. He’s a proponent of using live bait, particularly for inshore fishing. Miller cites the consistency of his catches when using live bait, but he doesn’t stick with one kind of bait. Learn what Miller identifies as his bait of choice, and get a full rundown of how to find bait yourself.

SabikiWhitebait is my No. 1 choice, although at times, it can be hard to find and catch. Castnetting is the primary method, but some may lack the interest and/or ability to throw a net.

Read on for more prime bait options from Captain Miller.

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Photos: Stillwater Charters (top); Lake Michigan Angler (above)