Favorite crab bait

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racfish
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Re: Favorite crab bait

Post by racfish » Wed Oct 19, 2016 10:52 pm

Turkey parts or Horse Clams

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Re: Favorite crab bait

Post 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?

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Re: Favorite crab bait

Post 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.

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Re: Favorite crab bait

Post 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

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Re: Favorite crab bait

Post 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.

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