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 #231887  by racfish
 Wed Oct 19, 2016 10:52 pm
Turkey parts or Horse Clams
 #241592  by crendore
 Wed May 09, 2018 9:08 am
racfish wrote:Turkey parts or Horse Clams


Hey racfish, I'm thinking of trying this horse clam idea. I know where I can get some at low tide, but its kind of a PITA to get my boat out at low tide, so two totally separate trips. Do you think I could collect some horse clams in advance and freeze them? Or would freezing them ruin the viability?

Also do you just put them in the bait cage whole/live? or do you crack them open? smash them up?
 #241598  by racfish
 Wed May 09, 2018 6:53 pm
Freezing is fine. Refrigerator is fine too. I've used whatever clams I can find. Horse clams stay in the bait cage better. Break the shell before putting them in.
 #241603  by riverhunter
 Thu May 10, 2018 12:17 pm
Never use rotten or freezer burnt stuff. Always go as fresh as possible. My preference in salmon or any kind of fish. Free is the keyword
 #241606  by racfish
 Fri May 11, 2018 6:58 am
We have different techniques. I let my chicken or turkey get defrosted then set them out till they turn. I just find that fresh or freezer burned fowl work just fine.