bait the other white bait?
Since I wrote the article about the lack of bait, I get stopped about once or twice a day, people talking about white bait & thread fins, or the lack there of. and Every body is starting to think, Hey maybe the hundreds of us cast netting bait is having an effect. a bad one! and it has become a thing to take what you need not what you want, with the bait fish. and here is what to keep in mind.
1- if they are 4 inches or more no problem they have spawned already
2 if they are under that don’t take any more than you absolutely need.
3 never say the bait moved.
4 say we killed that school where’s the next one.
The bait is showing up more around the markers and on the sand bar east side. Jug creek shoals has had quite a bit, and Placida near the trestle is holding bait, most of it is smaller.
I learned that in south America a fish which is very prized for bait and for oil, has changed it’s spawning habits and is now spawning almost twice as often to avoid extinction, the same could happen with our schools of white bait, and water quality and temp, and many things are working against the bait, the only thing we can control as a single human, is not to fertilize our lawns in the summer only after the rainy season is over. and only take the bait we need not what we want.
I have seen people change how they think and how they handle fish, over the years, we will fix this as well. it will just take time.
Good news is we will.