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bait·fish

 (bāt′fĭsh′)
n.
A small fish, such as a minnow, used for fishing bait.

baitfish

(ˈbeɪtˌfɪʃ)
n
(Angling) any small fish used as bait for larger fish
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To bait fish withal; if it will feed nothing else, it will feed my revenge.
Trout on fly pond seems to be caught mostly two feet from the surface and bait fish prefer to stay on the bottom.
This surface activity also attracts terns and seagulls that dive down and pick up the wounded and dazed bait fish.
We think it was a small tarpon or schooling bait fish," Blanks told (http://http://www.
Crustacean fishing is a $66 billion global market that consumes over 18 million metric tons of bait fish for these traps at a cost of an estimated $20 billion per year.
of Portland, Maine, was carrying 40,000 pounds of bait fish, according to Andrew R.
Rate is $400 for a 4 hr 4 person fish charter inc Tackle Bait fish rods, etc.
The small bait fish consumed by the bird species in the study make up 30 per cent of the global fish catch, and as demand rises, the findings provide a standard against which to measure the sustainable management of fish in order to sustain populations of seabirds over the long term.
I wouldn't be sorry to see the laws that allow anglers to bait fish for eels changed," he said.
Petersburg where bait fish were roiling around a channel marker buoy.
Question: Can I take bait fish from my pond and use them for fishing in the Allegany River?