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question's : what do the new England tuna boats pay for live bait in season ? what is the demand and how is the supply generally ?, are live pogy's desirable ?
 
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I have read instances when bait is tight that live bait could bring high prices
 

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$60/ dozen live pogies delivered on the cape.

Weren't alot of pogies around this year, and the Macs stayed all year, so there wasn't alot of business for the bait guys.
 

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$60/ dozen live pogies delivered on the cape.

Weren't alot of pogies around this year, and the Macs stayed all year, so there wasn't alot of business for the bait guys.

that's what I heard. though it takes a few fish to pay for a ride that far for me
 

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None available on the northshore that I know of, everyone catches their own.

One of my good friends lives up there, gill nets every night and delivers to the pens in Salem/Marblehead.
 

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Just bait pens that some guys keep stashed under their docks or on moorings.

It's easier to leave them in someone's pen and make arrangements for the money than waste time trying to meet up with them.
 

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None available on the northshore that I know of, everyone catches their own.

there not the most durable fish, but we'll be working on handling and shipping over the road . i'll bring it up if feasible in the summer, we normally have a good supply through the entire year here.
 

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there not the most durable fish, but we'll be working on handling and shipping over the road . i'll bring it up if feasible in the summer, we normally have a good supply through the entire year here.
I'd bet you would get some customers up north of boston, quite a few tuna wishers up here, and when some dude is spending $500 on fuel for the day, they may just be willing to shell out some $$ for livies to save some time...work with a buyer and have a pen at their pier maybe.
 
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