I unlocked live bait three days ago. I was a bit disappointed to start off with, a small pike or two at Ladoga and odd burbot at Kuori. I basically blanked at Volkhov and Bear. However last night I went to Sura and fished the 7.5m hole. I constantly swapped between live bait species until I got a bite. My first throw with bleak I caught a 10kg catfish... From there all 9 of my bleak were taken in as many casts in almost the same amount of time. Zander and Volga Zander couldn't leave them alone. I even caught my first trophy Zander of 8.8kg. Caught some more fish on white bream and gudgeon. Smaller live baits and lighter tackle gives a decent bite rate, Where's perch, crucial and gibel are very slow (only caught pike on them so far). I also noticed lately in the game no matter the method, if a rod is sitting still for a long time, recast it... It almost always triggers a rapid bite.