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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For the most part, we can break down forage around Florida into three categories: shrimp, crabs and baitfish.
Generally, though, when possible, my preference is to fish live baitfish for pike early during the season, switching to deadbait as the doldrums set in during mid-season and late season into last ice.
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 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.
It seems that almost every year we have problems with baitfish.
The formula includes a new fish-to-food ratio as well as the baitfish used and the environmental conditions required to raise the behemouth.
Finding bait is always our first order of business, so with the sky starting to lighten we search for bunker, the twelve-inch baitfish most sought after by the striped bass we're fishing for in our home waters of western Long Island Sound along the New York/Connecticut border.
In addition, Arkansas leads the nation in baitfish production, which is among the top five segments of U.
Fishing lines were tossed out, and the greenback baitfish drifted easily among the schools of threadfin baitfish.
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.