baitfish

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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More than 40 years ago, the government of Kiribati constructed an 80 hectare fish farm near to Bonriki International Airport for the purposes of rearing baitfish for longline tuna fishing operations and for providing food security.
When the team members learn of a security breach at the New Orleans cargo ports, they fear this might be the very thing Baitfish taunted them about just prior to his untimely demise.
Strong outgoing tide will tend to flush baitfish and crustaceans out towards the ocean, and the snook know this.
When the team hears of a security breach at the New Orleans cargo ports, they fear this might be the very thing Baitfish was referring to.
Specific baitfish are being used by fishermen for catching large fish and sharks.
Livingston Lures revolutionized the world of hard baits in 2004 with the introduction of the original EBS Technology(TM) and EBS-powered lures, which produced the sound of an actual baitfish in distress.
Shawn said: "The whales weigh up to 40 tons and feed on schooling baitfish like sardines.
The formula includes a new fish-to-food ratio as well as the baitfish used and the environmental conditions required to raise the behemouth.
In addition, Arkansas leads the nation in baitfish production, which is among the top five segments of U.
Aircrew officer Rick Harvey said hundreds of sharks were feeding on several large schools of baitfish and tuna.
It's been thought that most postspawn fish meander hundreds of miles into the abyss of their home waters of lakes Superior, Huron, Michigan, Erie, and Ontario, to recuperate from the rigors of spawning before making their magnum migrations to mainlake basins to feed on summer's banquet of baitfish.
Diamond Lake is coming down with another case of the baitfish blues.