It is more than 2 years since I used bait for fishing. Even the local fisherman who had a good fun time seeing me fishing with lure from the jetty have now started using lures. They are handlining with Lures
. Lures and reusable and there is no waiting game to get bait and the fish on bait. Couple of years back we used to hit the shore very early in the moring only to wait for the boats to arrive to get fresh baits. Now it is like, we go there and start fishing immediately, the dependency is gone. From the day when I got fish on the lure the game has changed forever.
Having said this I still belive that Live baiting is the key to get those elusive species which are hard to get on lure.