Cost of Bait in your Area ?

Discussion in 'Fishing Bait Review' started by Jerry60k, Jul 8, 2007.

  1. Jerry60k

    Jerry60k Member

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    Chelyan, West V
    I live in south-central WV and I find the bait prices are crazy.Let me know about your area.

    Shiners between 4-4.50 a dozen
    Isreali Carp not to bad because they are very hardy .75-1.25 each
    Creek Chubs 4 dollars a dozen
    Goldfish .75-1.00 each
    Leeches 3.50 a dozen I feel thats a bit to high
    Lizards (salamanders) 6.00 a dozen and they arnt very big
    Bullheads when you can find them depend on the place selling them usually upwards from a dollar.
     
  2. RiverratSC

    RiverratSC Active Member

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    Gaffney, SC
    Shiners for catfishing around here are real hard to come by and when I can find them they cost around $8.

    Black Salties vary from place to place, like in the Kelley area they are $4.50 and around Cedar Creek area they are $8 for the same size.

    Only other baits I buy are Red Worm/Night Crawlers and minnows for crappie fishing.
     

  3. wolfman

    wolfman Well-Known Member

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    State:
    Triadelphia, WV
    Name:
    Walter Flack
    most all my bait is free, catch them in a cast net or on sabiki rigs and jigs
     
  4. catfisherman60

    catfisherman60 New Member

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    Greenwood AR.
    Big shiners I get for 6.50 # that about 3-4 doz. that not to bad.
     
  5. Iowa_Josh

    Iowa_Josh New Member

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    State:
    Central Iowa
    Wow. Shiners .50, Big chubs 1.00, 3 inch green sunfish .50,Goldfish 1.00. Better or worse if you go to the wrong place. If you wanted a bunch early in the year you would have to drive to more than one shop. I bought all of my bait this spring due to high water and $3 gas.
     
  6. archer1914

    archer1914 New Member

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    West Virginia
    Hey try down by 35 and 60 crossing in St. Albans the road that comes off the coal river bridge (sorry brain not working can't think of name of road ) but its a bait shop behind house you can contact me through here if needed the gold fish small are 4$ a dozen 8$ for large 8$ for carp and 4$ for chubs tj's in nitro sells her golds by weight and crawdads for 3$ a dozen I think
     
  7. DemolitionMan

    DemolitionMan New Member

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    Tupelo, Mississippi
    It's a lot cheaper to supply your own, that's for sure....Dwight
     
  8. Catman

    Catman New Member

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    Randolph, Nebraska
    Got to stand by Wolfman on this one. I never pay for bait.
     
  9. MRR

    MRR New Member

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    Louisiana,Mo.
    Only bait I buy is nightclawlers and maybe a bag of frozen Shrimp for 3.99 for 50-60 in a bag.Thats for large shrimp. Catch the rest in a cast net(most times anyway).
     
  10. poisonpits

    poisonpits Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    State:
    arkansas
    Name:
    johnnie
    i get nite crawlers from my back yard and catch everthing else with hook or net.
     
  11. L.A.Katracker

    L.A.Katracker New Member

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    State:
    Lower Alabama
    Down on the Ala. Fla. line I buy night crawlers 100 for 5.00 but I try to dig them in the yard first. Hog hearts 5lbs for 3.00 chicken liver 1.00 for a small tub. But I try to catch my bait. I keep 6 minnow traps out at all times.
     
  12. Jerry60k

    Jerry60k Member

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    State:
    Chelyan, West V
    I almost always catch my bait.

    Just every now and thenI do like to fish with leeches and I do buy mealworms for the kids to fish with.
     
  13. redwiskers

    redwiskers New Member

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    State:
    iowa
    Bullheads and gills I catch myself but chubs I tend to buy. Medium chubs run 60 cents each. Large chubs are $1 each. large goldfish are 1.50 and up.
     
  14. 32#fishnamedjoe

    32#fishnamedjoe New Member

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    State:
    Indiana
    chubs here are 8$ dozen crawlers 2$shiners same as chubs cant even sell bluegills around here. I usually just catch a carp on doughball and then skale em cut into about 1 to 2 inch chunks try to free up the tip of the hook a little cause the carps real tough
     
  15. TA2D

    TA2D New Member

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    State:
    Nebraska
    what ever a can of corn costs? 50-75 cents? That what I use to catch chubs and sunfish, fish guts for my crawtrap, dogfood for my minnow traps and throw a cast net for bait.

    Aaron

    TA2D
     
  16. jeffjbeard

    jeffjbeard New Member

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    State:
    warsaw missouri
    Cast net cost of bait priceless
     
  17. tkishkape

    tkishkape New Member

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    State:
    Gore, Okla
    I guess I'm just too much Redneck...

    Panfish bait​
    I catch my worms on top of the ground when it rains and put them into a worm bed where they happily devour corn meal and kitchen scraps.

    I catch crickets in a screened-in box under a red light overnight.

    I wash the paper wasps off the nest with a 32oz glassful of hot water mixed with a teaspoonful of dish detergent, then fish with the wasp larvae.

    Catfish bait​

    I make my own blood bait from beef and chicken blood from a local meatpacker

    I catch my own minnows from a creek near the house

    I catch shad and skipjack with the castnet.

    The only thing I buy from the bait shop is Danny King's Punch Bait, hooks, line and small sinkers that I don't have the mold for.

    Like I said.. too much Redneck for the bait shop to make regular money off from me!​
     
  18. south_va_fisherman

    south_va_fisherman New Member

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    State:
    Muddy Cross, Virginia
    At the local general store bait runs around the following:
    shiners- 50 cents a dozen
    nightcrawlers- $2.25
    crickets- a dollar for 24
    10'' eels- 75 each i think
    earthworms caught by the store owners kids- $1.50 a dozen
    prices change depending on availability
     
  19. CUT_BAIT

    CUT_BAIT New Member

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    State:
    Arizona
    WORMS $2.00 - $2.50 A DOZEN
    CORN $0.50 - $1.19 A CAN
    thats the only bait I buy.
     
  20. GUNTZ

    GUNTZ New Member

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    State:
    CLEBURNE texas
    BLUEGILL 5.50(SMALL) AND 7.50(LARGE)PER DOZEN ,IF I CAN CATCH THEM IN A CASTNET SHAD(FREE) I CAN CATCH SHAD.