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Catching your own bait.

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With the rising costs of bait and all other things associated with a day on the water I was wondering who out there takes the time to catch thier own bait.I try to catch as much of my own as possible.Fishing for herring in the winter,vaccum sealing them for later use.Throwing a cast net at the dock for bunker the night before a shark trip.I keep an eel pot under the boat in the fall during the striper run.All of this has saved me a ton of dough that I can spend on other things like that second six pack.
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Hey gebby when I was a kid (some years back) I use to work the bay and some eeling we use to use horseshoe crab cut in half or quarters depnds on pot size.I remember leveing a keely trap in over night with just bread in it and fiending what we/I called shoe string eels(baby eels) in it rite at the dock.As for habitat sandy,rocky,murky,muddy just about all but I think the best mud&seaweed.
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