All party boats supply bait. Included in the fare, clam, squid, mussel, spearing, or fluke belly, depending on the species sought. All that is supplied WILL catch fish. When a boat charges for bait, is is an OPTION for you to purchase that particular bait. One type of bait will always be supplied with the cost of a fare. If a boat charges extra for worms or crabs, what's the big deal. For blackfish the boat will usually have green crabs or clam included, but if you think they will supply you with whites or hermits for no extra charge, you are out of your mind! If you think a boat is going to feed you worms or eels for an entire trip, you are out of your mind. The abuse factor comes into play here as well. The crew spends a lot of time preparing bait, shucking, and cutting clams, opening mussels, cutting squid, hanging and pulling bags of crabs to make sure they are all alive, and what does the customer do, fills a bucket of clams, reels up after thirty seconds and changes bait,and on each move, goes back to the table and grabs more,on top of what he already took(enough for three people for hours) only to cook in a bait bucket, which at the end of the day he feeds to the birds on the way home. Or in the fall, while a boat is blackfishing, a customer fills a bucket with crabs and then proceeds to cut the legs off of each and every crab in the bucket, as well as cut them all in half, only to see that the guys catching the fish are using whole crabs. Well what does this JACKA$$ do, he goes to the crab barrel and complains that what is left is all dead. All boats supply bait, if it gives you one type and charges for another, what's the problem. Do you hear this kind of b_tching and moaning on a boat that is jigging for bass, or blues, or cod? Do you expect to be given a jig or teaser every time you need a rig? Don't even get me started on rigs/tackle. Should a boat supply you with tackle as well?