6 Tips To Keep Your Bait Alive Longer (And Catch MORE FISH)
Want to keep your bait alive longer, while also having it be more lively and active when you’re ready to toss it out?
Most people aren’t taking proper care of their bait after they buy or catch it, and it’s causing them to miss out on fish.
A lively pinfish, mullet, or shrimp will attract more fish than a dead or dying one.
So if you use live bait, then you’ve got to see these tips to keep your bait alive longer.
Check them out in the video below!
6 Tips To Keep Your Bait Alive Longer [VIDEO]
Tip #1: Store your bait in a cooler
One reason that baitfish die is that the water gets too hot for them.
Bait coolers (like this Engel live bait cooler) help regulate the temperature and stop the water from overheating.
Even if you use a regular cooler with an aerator in it, it’s still better than a normal 5-gallon bucket that easily overheats.
And speaking of the water getting too hot…
Tip #2: Put an ice pack in the water during the summer
Having a frozen water bottle or ice pack is another way to keep the water cool.
Just be sure to keep the ice contained so that it doesn’t dilute the saltwater.
Tip #3: Use an aerator to keep oxygen levels high
Aerators or bubblers are helpful for keeping oxygen in the water.
Even if you have a livewell in your boat, the extra oxygen from an aerator can help.
Tip #4: Don’t dip your hands into the bait bucket
When you need to get bait out of the bucket, use a small net.
Your hands might have sunblock, fuel, oil, or other chemicals on them that could get into the water and kill your bait.
Tip #5: Use a water conditioner
Water conditioners like this Pogey-Croaker Saver remove ammonia and odors from the water.
When the baits are doing their business in the bucket and then sitting in it, it’s definitely not helping their health.
Tip #6: Replace the water throughout the day
Bringing in fresh water (not freshwater) can help keep the water clean and full of oxygen.
This is where bait coolers with the plugs on the bottom really come in handy because you can pull the plug and let out the water from the bottom (the dirtiest water) and add in new water.
I like to keep a cup or small bucket handy so that I can easily add in new water.
By practicing the tips above, you’ll be able to keep your bait alive longer, while also having it be more lively when you toss it out.
And this one simple step to catching more fish.
Have any questions about the tips above?
Or do you have any other tips to keep your bite lively?
Let me know down in the comments below.
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