I guess I’m just gonna have to step up my game and get some live bait going. Its gonna be rough though - I’m way outta practice with the casting net. I guess I can always set out a few minnow traps the night before. I used to get a good mixture of shiners and crawdads with ‘em, back when I could run bank poles every weekend/all summer long.
I never have used any Junie’s baits, but I almost always use their dip bait worms. They seem to hold the bait better in current than other brands. Once upon a time, I used to catch a bunch of fish on Bee-Jay dough bait and those Wild Cat Blood dough balls. Mostly switched over to Sonny’s now, and it seems to be the best dip bait on the market these days. We never did catch any monsters on any of the prepared bait we had, but we always caught a cooler full of fillet-size fish.