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GetFish wrote:I've cracked open the oysters for bait and caught a couple that way. It hard to get it to stay on the hook but they seem to go for that over everything else. I was like you for years always tossing things at them with no luck until I tried that.
tartan23455 wrote:I have used oysters and clams to fish for tautog at home (Virginia) and I would take an old pair of the wife's panty hose and wrap the oyster or clam in it tying a knot in it to form a small ball of bait with the the clam/oyster squishin out through the mesh. This will keep it on the hook but let the fish get a taste of it enough to get em. The bait will last a good while until the mesh tears or is bitten open.
daniel4616 wrote:Fair enough.
I have spotted a few up near Satellite beach, and out in Chokoloskee, but couldn't get them to even look my way. Is there a certain way to present it? Got 15# leader with size 2 hook. Going to try live shrimp, or something else perhaps recommended? I can probably scoop up some small fiddler crabs by the water line in Choko. Any update on the frozen oysters for those of you who have tried?
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