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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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Shy.--To bait fish withal; if it will feed nothing else, it will feed my revenge."--Merchant of Venice
There are the basking sharks that are seen around the Hebrides, and some unusual visitors that follow warm water and bait fish to these shores.
I have written many articles about downsizing early in the year to mimic young, small bugs, tadpoles and bait fish. This tactic is extremely effective.
Trout on fly pond seems to be caught mostly two feet from the surface and bait fish prefer to stay on the bottom.
Whale eats small fish apart from squid, krill, crab larvae, ghost shrimp and small bait fish such as capelin.
"We think it was a small tarpon or schooling bait fish," Blanks told (http://http://www.nola.com/outdoors/index.ssf/2017/06/shark_videoed_around_swimmers.html) WKRG .
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.
* Follow bait fish regulations to prevent spread of fish diseases and invasive species.
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.