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Old 06-18-2015, 02:10 PM   #1
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Bought some bait today, I think I have bought it from two different bait boat in the past. I was thinking the cost was about 50 cents per minnow, but today it was a little higher. Has the price gone up for both boats? Of course I didn't ask before hand and you would guess we ran out of live bait before limiting out on keeper snapper. No big deal, just wondering if I need to use one of the boats vice the other. Based on what I got today, think I will go back to catching it.
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Old 06-18-2015, 02:57 PM   #2
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I agree that the price of bait is sky high.
Howmsoever, Lettus finger out what it cost the bait seller.

Just some of the costs would be,
1. Boat
2. Tow vehicle
3. Gas, oil
4. Insurance
5. Maintenance (time & $$$$
6. Nets & other collecting apparatus
7. Help, if any
8. Time involved trying to catch & sell bait.
9. Lack of sleep & life being there at the times we need/want them to be.
10. Lastly just enough profit to let him do it again the next day. (Hopefully)

As I said, I too think the price is high, but when I donít have the time, knowledge, or inclination to catch my own, itís worth it.

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I agree I was just caught off guard on the amount given, If we had not run out of bait, I would have said it was a good deal. Last time we got more than we paid for , but then again it was a different boat.

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I agree that the price of bait is sky high.
Howmsoever, Lettus finger out what it cost the bait seller.

Just some of the costs would be,
1. Boat
2. Tow vehicle
3. Gas, oil
4. Insurance
5. Maintenance (time & $$$$
6. Nets & other collecting apparatus
7. Help, if any
8. Time involved trying to catch & sell bait.
9. Lack of sleep & life being there at the times we need/want them to be.
10. Lastly just enough profit to let him do it again the next day. (Hopefully)

As I said, I too think the price is high, but when I donít have the time, knowledge, or inclination to catch my own, itís worth it.
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Old 06-18-2015, 03:11 PM   #4
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I was watching a saltwater fishing show from Miami. They bought a dozen live ballyhoo it cost a whole c-note. There's no way I'd give $100 for bait.
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Personally, having gone out there and caught cigar minnows by the same method used by the bait boats, you couldn't get my ass out there doing it for any less that $1.50/minnow... it is a lot of work!
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Old 06-18-2015, 03:14 PM   #6
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OH, I hear ya on that. Last time I bought live bait was at Jimís fish camp. I just told him I was just a poor old man & only had $$$ to spend on bait & what could I get for thatÖ.

Trust me, it wasnít enough...
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i think ed posted a legitimate question. let's not jump out of our panties and go on the, "oh, if you don't like the price, catch your own." kick.
he said he went to a different boat and wondered, asking the forum members, what was the difference in the two bait dealers.
simple question. the blue boat or the other boat? enough said.

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From what I've heard from a bunch of buddies, if you didn't buy from tony on the blue bait boat you probably paid more...

He's the only one I buy from

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I have been real satisfied with 5 Star Live Bait. Yes, it does cost a little bit, but if your not too good at catchin bait (that's me) then its worth it. Plus, I had rather be fishing than spending time bait fishing. Just my views. Live bait equals fish.....
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The blue bait guy said he had 7000 head.
At $0.50 a piece, that's $3500. His product he is selling is free.
Bait is simple and easy with the right gear. One school of bait with a 12 foot net, and he's making money.


They are not worth a a penny more than 50 cents a piece. No way , no how,

Catching your own bait is also free. A Sabiki is $2.50
An alarm to get up early is also free, because you have a phone .
Free bait is simple if you get out there early
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