Definition of baitfish
: a small fish (such as a golden shiner or menhaden) that attracts and is a food source for a larger game fish; also : a fish used for bait
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The lake also contains a full complement of sustainable baitfish and grass-carp to support the dietary needs of the fish and overall health of the lake.
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