I have been fishing the C&R season since it opened, and as long as it is open I will fish it. But I will never use bait, and I can't really put my finger on exactly why. Maybe it's just my ingrained fishing philosophy that I don't understand why DNR allows bait fishing during the C&R season. Aside from marlin, I can't think of any other C&R fishery that allows bait. It seems to me that in targeting fish for sport, the selection of the correct size, shape, action, etc of the lure is as big part of the fishing as the actual catching of the fish. For me, the "sport" of catching a fish is diminished when a stinky chunk of bait goes on the hook.