How many of you fish right next to your live bait bucket? Recently, I've noticed fish messing around my minnow bucket full of bluegills that I have in the water while bank fishing. Twice, so far, I've pitched a bait within a couple feet of the bucket and I've caught a small flathed! A couple nights ago, after scaring a fish away from the bait bucket, I reeled in a line, tossed it beside the bait bucket, and a flathead hit as soon as it hit the water! It was only about 2 ft. long, but it was the only one that I caught that night!