Two bait shops as you head into Surfside. One on the left and the other on the right before you reach bridge over the ICW. Names do not immediately come to mind but I am sure someone will chime in. Not sure about any closer to Clute. Mitchell's in Freeport on Velasco St. has frozen bait but I am not sure about any live bait.
Thanks......I found with Yahoo.local 4 shops that look like bait shops on E. Highway 332 before you reach the ICW coming from clute 1) Saltgrass Bait and Tackle 2) Denver Bait Camp 3) Pier 30 bait and tackle and 4) Bridgebait , which actually has a website so I know that at least that one is still open and they say they have live shrimp and mud minnows on their website. I'll just travel down that way and hopefully one will be open and have bait.