What is cured bait?

Cured bait is live bait that have been been kept for 24 hours or more. Many times bait is injured when they are netted and the injured fish take a day before they die off. If you get non cured bait the fish you put on your hook may be injured and in the process of dying but hasn't had the time to die yet because they were just netted that morning. This leads to your bait being lifeless and slow in the water. Cured bait gives the injured fish time to die so you are sure you are getting only the healthy bait fish which are left.