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Another Port A Question - Buying Bait & Keeping bait alive #14053821 07/06/21 04:41 PM
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Suggestions as to where to buy bait closest to Port A?
Have boat, willing to travel by water. At least a little.

Next question:
If I put some shrimp/croaker in my livewell, will they be ok next morning? I do have a 50 gallon Sunshine Bait Tank, but not really wanting to take it. But I may if it's a must.
What's best to "baby them" through the night?

Will that shad alive stuff (that turns the water blue) work with shad also?


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Re: Another Port A Question - Buying Bait & Keeping bait alive [Re: Holzer] #14053851 07/06/21 05:13 PM
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Fin and Feather is about half way between port a and aransas pass.

This time of year it's hard to keep bait alive due to the water temps. If you add a few frozen water bottles, keep the amount of shrimp small compared to the amount of water you have and have good aeration you might keep some shrimp alive. I have never been successful at keeping croaker alive overnight.

It's best to buy your bait fresh the morning of your trip.


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Re: Another Port A Question - Buying Bait & Keeping bait alive [Re: Holzer] #14053884 07/06/21 05:43 PM
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Thanks Jerry713
Sounds like salty bait is just like freshwater shad.


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Re: Another Port A Question - Buying Bait & Keeping bait alive [Re: Holzer] #14059842 07/12/21 10:46 PM
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not quite as bad as shad. Not near as nasty either. Shad are stanky slimy things.
You can eat a croaker if they are bigger. I would have to be about to die before I would try a threadfin shad.


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Re: Another Port A Question - Buying Bait & Keeping bait alive [Re: Mark S] #14059868 07/12/21 11:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Mark S
Not near as nasty either. Shad are stanky slimy things.


Lol shrimp can get pretty nasty


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