We used crickets and dwarf wax worms. These teeny tiny fish took a few bites here and there with those crickets and left us without bait. The bobbers would bounce a couple of times then we'd have to reel in and re-load. This led Captain Tim to quip again: "Just like a blind coyote, eatin' from the hoof up."
If it hadn't been for the good conversation, excellent scenery, relaxing activity and the beer, it would have been a wasted day.