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Where to get frozen freshwater Minnows (Or any other freshwater baitfish)

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Looking for some deadbaits for Prospect Park. My Dad says that supermarkerket boiled Shrimp are too much $$$$$$$$$$! LOL But I've been thinking of Minnows or Shad or some dead freshwater baitfish. Most people on the board know that I do not use live baits- Shrimp to Worms to Herring ;):)
- But I'm wondering where I can buy Minnow- sized fish like Shiners or Fat-Head Minnows or Sawbellies or Shad. A local bait shop run by the same guy who ran the cleaners nextdoor sold Golden Shiners imported from the Great Lakes, but they closed down. Some pet shops like Petland discound collect and trash feeder Goldfish that die, I guess that I could buy the dead ones from them. There are a lot of "floaters" in the feeder tanks so I guess I'd have an endless supply... I know that there are a few bait shps in Brooklyn and Park Slope, and if any of them sell Minnows or freshwater baitfish- has to be dead, not live- please tell me. I could use saltwater Silversides but I read that bait packaged with salt will disintegrate if they touch freshwater.THANKS VERY MUCH!

This post edited by Bigcitybigfish12 06:48 PM 05/14/2008
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They are Called Nightcrawlers
not earthworms. Also for some unknown reason BCBF does not want to use live bait. For the life of me i can't understand why you can use fresh dead baits but not live baits, as the live baits will work much better than the dead ones will. Also, what you call silversides "spearing" Lol will not disintergrate in fresh water. They may not catch you much as they are not a natural freshwater bait fish but they will not disintergrate. If you are so caught up in "not" using live baits i would suggest using artificials. You didn't mention what type of freshwater fish you are trying to catch but you would most likely be better off using artificial lures.
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