Spot, pinfish, perch, and other baitfish can be caught using a variety of traps. Peeler crab pots can be used to catch spot. Fish traps which are specifically designed to catch bait fish are also popular.
A variety of fish traps are available online. Fish traps can be baited with cans of cat food that have been pierced enough to leak. Other baits can be caught or purchased for attracting baitfish to the trap.
To catch smaller baitfish, minnow traps can be productive when placed in areas where minnows occur.
Always check local regulations before catching bait.
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