Does anyone use snails for bait? I used to use them along time ago, my parents house used to have them around a fig tree. I'm not talking about the little spiral shaped snails, but rather the bigger and a little more round ones. I haven't seen any in a long time, but they were excellent bait. I used to run the hook into the opening in the shell and then take a pair of pliers and crack the shell. They were deadly for channels and flatheads here in Central Texas.