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Live Bait Identification 9 years 1 month ago #1


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I'm starting this as a reference guide on common Saltwater live bait species that the YA Nation uses. Also feel free to update add more target species to someones live bait. Post your replies in the following format.

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Re: Live Bait Identification 9 years 1 month ago #2


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Common name: Greenback or Scaled Sardine

Region/Area located: South East and Gulf of Mexico

Target Species: Everything! It seems like everything in salt water will eat these guys!





Common name: Pinfish

Region/Area located: South East and Gulf of Mexico

Target Species: Redfish, Snook, Grouper, Amberjacks, Snapper




Common name: Shrimp

Region/Area located: South East and Gulf of Mexico

Target Species: Snook, Spotted Sea Trout, Redfish, Sheephead, Black Drum, Flounder, Snapper, Grouper, Whiting, Tarpon, Cobia




Common name: Finger Mullet

Region/Area located: Everywhere

Target Species: Snook,Trout,Redfish Tarpon




Common name: Lady Fish

Region/Area located: Florida

Target Species: Large Snook,Tarpon,Sharks




Common name: Menhaden

Region/Area located: Atlantic Ocean

Target Species: Tarpon, Kingfish, Blacktip and Spinner Sharks, Jack Crevalle, Redfish, Stripped Bass and Snook.




Common name: Blue Runner, Hardtail

Region/Area located: Gulf of Mexico, Atlantic Ocean

Target Species: King Mackerel, Amberjack, Sharks




Common name: Atlantic Bumper, Leather Jack, Crazy Fish, Pumpkin Seed

Region/Area located: Gulf of Mexico, Atlantic Ocean

Target Species: Spanish Mackerel, King Mackerel, Sharks




Common name: Cigar Minnow

Region/Area located: Gulf of Mexico, Atlantic Ocean

Target Species: King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Snapper, Grouper, Sharks, Cobia, Amberjack, Tarpon




Common name: Bull Minnow, Tiger Minnow

Region/Area located: Gulf of Mexico, Atlantic Ocean

Target Species: Flounder, Speckled Trout, Redfish




Common name: Sand Flea, Mole Crab, Sand Crab

Region/Area located: Gulf and East Coast

Target Species: Pompano, Permit, Redfish




Common name: Hermit Crab

Region/Area located: All over Florida

Target Species: Sheepshead, Black Drum, Redfish




Common name: Blue Crab

Region/Area located: Eastern and Gulf Coast US

Target Species: Redfish, Black Drum, Tarpon
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Re: Live Bait Identification 9 years 1 month ago #3


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Common name: Shrimp

Region/Area located: South East and Gulf of Mexico

Target Species: Snook, Spotted Sea Trout, Redfish, Sheephead, Black Drum, Flounder, Snapper, Grouper, Whiting, Tarpon, Cobia
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Re: Live Bait Identification 9 years 1 month ago #4


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Common name: Finger Mullet

Region/Area located: Everywhere

Target Species Snook,Trout,Redfish Tarpon
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Common name: Lady Fish

Region/Area located: Florida

Target Species Large Snook,Tarpon,Sharks
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Re: Live Bait Identification 9 years 1 month ago #6


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What an Awesome idea. This can be used in so many ways.
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Re: Live Bait Identification 9 years 1 month ago #7


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Common name: Menhaden

Region/Area located: Atlantic Ocean

Target Species: Tarpon, Kingfish, Blacktip and Spinner Sharks, Jack Crevalle, Redfish, Stripped Bass and Snook.
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Re: Live Bait Identification 9 years 1 month ago #8


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Common name: Blue Runner, Hardtail

Region/Area located: Gulf of Mexico, Atlantic Ocean

Target Species: King Mackerel, Amberjack, Sharks




Common name: Atlantic Bumper, Leather Jack, Crazy Fish

Region/Area located: Gulf of Mexico, Atlantic Ocean

Target Species: Spanish Mackerel, King Mackerel, Sharks




Common name: Cigar Minnow

Region/Area located: Gulf of Mexico, Atlantic Ocean

Target Species: King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Snapper, Grouper, Sharks, Cobia, Amberjack, Tarpon




Common name: Bull Minnow, Tiger Minnow

Region/Area located: Gulf of Mexico, Atlantic Ocean

Target Species: Flounder, Speckled Trout, Redfish
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Re: Live Bait Identification 9 years 4 weeks ago #9


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Common name: Sand Flea, Mole Crab, Sand Crab

Region/Area located: Gulf and East Coast

Target Species: Pompano, Permit, Redfish
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Live Bait Identification 7 years 6 months ago #10


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Common name: Hermit Crab

Region/Area located: All over Florida

Target Species: Sheepshead, Black Drum, Redfish



Common name: Blue Crab

Region/Area located: All over Florida

Target Species: Redfish
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