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    Quote Originally Posted by BIG KIPPER View Post
    People are certainly entitled to their own opinions...its what makes this conunrty what it is....BUT, Randy works hard to keep bait for folks who don't have the ability or capacity or even the gumption to get their own bait....he's in business to make money...thats how he takes care of his bills and family....when you go after him on a forum like this, it can hurt his business....Go plant a garden or tie some jigs or something else besides bash a local Bait and Tackle shop over some bait price....

    Well said my friend 2.25 is a steal to get your bait and get on the water fast . Buy the traps, load the boat, set and haul, unload, plumb a tank, pay the elec bill...fuel for the boat .....etc I'll buy them all day from him for the effort alone!

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    Here is what state code says about licenses and selling minnows.

    A. In accordance with § 28.2-241 C of the Code of Virginia, only persons who hold a valid Commercial Fisherman Registration License may sell, trade, or barter their harvest, or give their harvest to another, in order that it may be sold, traded, or bartered. Only these licensees may sell their harvests from Virginia tidal waters, regardless of the method or manner in which caught. Exceptions to the requirement to register as a commercial fisherman for selling harvest are authorized for the following persons or firms only:

    1. Persons taking menhaden under the authority of licenses issued pursuant to § 28.2-402 of the Code of Virginia.



    2. Persons independently harvesting and selling, trading, or bartering no more than three gallons of minnows per day who are not part of, hired by, or engaged in a continuing business enterprise.


    a. Only minnow pots, a cast net or a minnow seine less than 25 feet in length may be used by persons independently harvesting minnows.

    b. All other marine species taken during the process of harvesting minnows shall be returned to the water immediately.

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    When Tom Daisey sold minnows on Chincoteague, he had a sign that read:

    My minnows are guaranteed to catch fish. . .
    Or they will die trying

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    Quote Originally Posted by G-Daddy View Post
    When Tom Daisey sold minnows on Chincoteague, he had a sign that read:

    My minnows are guaranteed to catch fish. . .
    Or they will die trying
    Dats funny chit right der. Dude I think minnows are your last money thing to worry about. Look at fuel, upkeep, etc.... Just get out and fish.
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    thanks Tom for the interesting info

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    If you gotta worry about whether or not your minnows are $2.50 or $5 per dozen, you need a new hobby.
    Pay the man and fish.
    Otherwise, pay the grocer for your previously frozen flounder for $12.99/lb and go home.

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    Considering the time & effort it takes to get them to a bait tank, that seems very reasonalbe to me.

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    I always catch my own gudgeons but $2.25 seems pretty reasonable. I wouldn't expect to find them any cheaper. That's a steal compared to large shiners, they are usually right around $5.00 a dozen. Maybe $3.99 in the sticks, and you might get more than you paid for if you're friendly.

    Gudgeons aren't hard to catch though. Wherever you are putting your boat out, throw a trap baited with freshly smashed crab (fiddlers work well) and leave it for 10 or so minutes. By the time you have the boat ready to go you should have some minnows.

    Or just buy them if you can afford to and support our local tackle shops. There's no harm in that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Powers View Post
    Here is what state code says about licenses and selling minnows.

    A. In accordance with § 28.2-241 C of the Code of Virginia, only persons who hold a valid Commercial Fisherman Registration License may sell, trade, or barter their harvest, or give their harvest to another, in order that it may be sold, traded, or bartered. Only these licensees may sell their harvests from Virginia tidal waters, regardless of the method or manner in which caught. Exceptions to the requirement to register as a commercial fisherman for selling harvest are authorized for the following persons or firms only:

    1. Persons taking menhaden under the authority of licenses issued pursuant to § 28.2-402 of the Code of Virginia.



    2. Persons independently harvesting and selling, trading, or bartering no more than three gallons of minnows per day who are not part of, hired by, or engaged in a continuing business enterprise.


    a. Only minnow pots, a cast net or a minnow seine less than 25 feet in length may be used by persons independently harvesting minnows.

    b. All other marine species taken during the process of harvesting minnows shall be returned to the water immediately.


    So does that mean tackle shops can't catch the bait they sell ie minnows, spot, croaker, fiddlers crabs etc? The have to buy em? That would explain why some charge so much for a live spot.

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    At long bay pointe they are $3.50 a dozen which seems way to high.

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