Black Sea Bass for bait

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  1. CapeCodNorton

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    Anyone ever use them? I can pick them up in CCB in a few locations where tuna frequent, just looking to see if there’s a reason I dont know that they wouldn’t eat them. I’m trying to broaden my bait options this year. Thanks for any insight anyone is willing to give.
     
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    Never found a. Black sea bass in a bf belly. I don't think they hang out in the same haunts do they?
     
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    The areas I’m specifically thinking of are outside the canal and off Dennis where I’ve seen tuna many times and also caught BSB. Their numbers aren’t as big as in the sounds or BB but I just thought if it the other day. Im only a few seasons into tuna fishing and haven’t opened up enough bellies to see anything crazy but just wondered if a nice big BSB swimming around all by its lonesome would be enticing.
     
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    I suppose. I had one spit out 4 sand sharks at the stern one day. Never knew they ate sand sharks. I think you would be better off with traditional baits like bluefish, herring, cod, or macs. Not sure how hearty a bsb would be.
     
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