Tips From The Bridge – Live Bait

By: Parimal M. Rohit

Question: What is the best way to maintain live bait on a multiple-day fishing trip aboard a large boat?

Capt. Derek Walden:

“The best way to keep live bait fresh is to not put too many scoops in and maintain an adequate flow of water. The flow of new water coming in is what keeps them alive.”

He added the proper flow of water helps provide oxygen to the bait.

Capt. Derek Walden helms Red Rooster III out of San Diego, California, and is affiliated with Lee Palm Sportfishers. Red Rooster III regularly embarks on long-range fishing expeditions.

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