As you know, the majority of my guide fishing is done with live bait ... wild or domestic shiners, running around 6-7 inches in length. That is the natural forage for the Florida strain of largemouth bass, along with bluegill, shad, minnows, crappie, shellcracker, frogs, and just about anything else that they can fit into their bucket mouth! The wild shiners are very difficult for the suppliers to procure this month because they also are bedding in such shallow water that their boats can't get to them. So that is when I resort to using domestic shiners. They are not nearly as active, but are much hardier and sometimes you can use them for more than one fish, if they are not damaged much.
Today I had something happen that I've never had happen before. There have been other times when a bass would start chasing one shiner, and then give up on that one and go for one of the others. But today I had a bass eat one shiner and before the customer set the hook, that bass ate another shiner of my other customer. They both set their hook and they both hooked it!