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  1. portlandbill

    portlandbill Blenny

    can anyone give me any info on cock clams, how to prepare for bait / freezing etc dug a few while digging lug and heard they are good in winter

    cheers dave
     
  2. pippen

    pippen Whitby Fishing Forum _ Simply The Best

    Just put them in a tub n freeze them down then a day befor u go fishing ( a few days) get them out n let them get abit smelly smeller the beter
     
  3. portlandbill

    portlandbill Blenny

    cheers pippen

    http://www.darkroastedblend.com/2008/06/geoducks-are-strange.html have a look at this link
     
  4. Lobbers

    Lobbers phwwore i love gwen stefani me like

    they fishfresh, i had an eleven pounder on one that i had dug out and smashed, the sea was a little bit too rough for saltburn pier that night, so i was saving bait, and the pig took the gare clam, phill mann got soaked landing it for me when i beached it, never caught on them since :no:
     
  5. Mop The Hoople 2

    Mop The Hoople 2 Whitby Fishing Forum _ Simply The Best

    Like Lobbers said, they do fish fresh, but can be a bit hit & miss

    but for me they seem to account for the better fish.

    Ive used them at Runswick , towards Kettleness , caught good fish on one tide when all else failed,

    next session they didnt catch when other bait did.

    Some reccomend you use them when rotton & stinking too.

    If they are dug intact, I use them as natural filters for my lug,

    they keep the water nice & clear.
     
  6. portlandbill

    portlandbill Blenny

    do you use a pump and aerator as well ? mop
     
  7. Mop The Hoople 2

    Mop The Hoople 2 Whitby Fishing Forum _ Simply The Best

    do you use a pump and aerator as well ? mop

    Not nowadays, used to with rag/white rag, after cleaning out snot etc used to change air stone regularly.

    not worth the hassle with lug, just use any clams intact, to filter worms for 2-3 days before use,

    the length of the foot/tongue ? is quite extrodinary when its out of the shell getting all the

    purgins from the worms.

    But good gutted yellow tails salted/frozen, or blanch your good worms & freeze also does away with the hassle

    of getting /changing water for lug worms as in my opinion, they loose there scent & shrink overtime living

    off there tails unless you have a sand/grit bottom to your tank etc,

    but others may "tank" them due to cicumstance, if you are lucky have a good steady supply of fresh dug etc

    even neaps can provide decent bait rather than washed out "tanked" worms.
     
  8. Howard

    Howard Blenny

    Ive had some good fish on them on the sand in winter and rate them up there with lug.
     
  9. portlandbill

    portlandbill Blenny

    never heard of blanching lug could u blanche rag? as well
     
  10. Mop The Hoople 2

    Mop The Hoople 2 Whitby Fishing Forum _ Simply The Best

    never heard of blanching lug could u blanche rag? as well

    Never seen the point of blanching rag, always use " live & nipping"

    Ive salted big king rag years ago (due to failure of air pump) & they can produce on the day.

    otherwise someone can verify the merits of blanching rag.
     
  11. ingoe1

    ingoe1 Rockling

    You keep diggin em Dave freeze em an give them to me in the winter :alien:
     

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