There are many different types of bait to use depending on what type of fish we are going to try to catch. Many of these baits I actually catch on my own time and keep pinned up in the cages next to my boat. On a very rare occasion do we have to go and actually catch the bait we will be using that day for fishing. So 95% of the time when we leave the dock we are headed out to go fishing, not to catch bait.