"Always Have Backup Bait" -- We couldn't agree more. Jul 25, 2017 Posted by: Matthew F Borowski dead bait, Fishing, live bait, livewell Always Have Backup Bait". I paid attention to these wise words by Capt. Rick Ryals of Northwest Florida who writes for Florida Sportsman. Capt. Rick has been fishing for over 50 years for just about everything using just about every kind of bait.