I was wondering how often you all usually change your bait while fishing. I mean like every 30 minutes, 1hr, etc. Personally I like to change my bait about every 20-30 minutes. And it depends on the water temp. When the waters warm, bait loses it's "freshness" alot faster then when the water is cool. It also depends on what kind of bait I am using, like shad, or bream, etc. I hardly ever use stinkbait and I know you have to change that pretty often. I use shad the most and on a average I would say I change my bait every 20 minutes if I have plenty of bait. Then when I use things like bream or perch I change my bait about every 30 or more minutes. Thank's, Zakk.