Clams for Bait

Discussion in 'Homemade baits' started by Gordhawk, Aug 12, 2006.

  1. Gordhawk

    Gordhawk New Member

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    Has anyone ever used clams for bait for R&R fishing? If so did you use them fresh or had they aged for awhile?
     
  2. catgetter1

    catgetter1 New Member

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    Sir Gordhawk, Can't say I've used clams fer bait in fresh water but they work great on croakers on the coast. Have used mussels, although they do catch a few channels, they don't compare to shad. Cut or whole.
     

  3. Big Sam

    Big Sam Well-Known Member

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    Catfish love them.....but check your local regulations a lot of mussels are on the endangered species list and some states have a very small possession limit.
     
  4. SeedTick

    SeedTick New Member

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    Hey Glenn, I have wondered the same thing. I know they eat them little mussels.

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  5. navigator

    navigator New Member

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    yeah, I have caught blues with a bellyfull of those mussells that were still closed.

    I can't imagine passing those shells :)
     
  6. KansasKatter

    KansasKatter New Member

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    They are excellent channel cat bait, and last night, my nephew caught a flathead with one. We use them fresh, and usually just pick up a couple on our way to the fishing hole if we see them.

    I saw some of the biggest shells I have ever seen on the river last night, they were the size of frying pans!!
     
  7. peewee williams

    peewee williams New Member

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    All of the above for South Carolina and Georgia.Caught Cats for 50+years on clams.