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Clams for Stripers

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Hello,

I was just looking for some info on fishing clams for stripers. This includes drifting them from shore and surfcasting. I am asking for this because I could not find much on the internet. Drop your thoughts below!

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The good thing about clams is damn near everything eats them, the trouble with clams is damn near everything eats them. 

 

Fresh is always better than frozen. 

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3 mins ago, ged said:

The good thing about clams is damn near everything eats them, the trouble with clams is damn near everything eats them. 

 

Fresh is always better than frozen. 

Thanks

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Have caught many bass on clams.  Try them any way you like to fish bait. Fresh is always better but don't stay home if you can only get salted.  Caught many on them too,

 

Crazy Bill

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Back after the moratrorium when the keeper length was 36, we were vacationing at the Cape and had a big steamer clam supper.  I took the left over steamers with me when I went out before dawn the next morning to Nauset Beach.  I threw out a few handfuls of steamers, shells and all for chum into the surf.  A little while later I baited a circle hook with a steamer and caught a nice keeper immediately.   Haven't done it since.......I can't imagine why.

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I made a clam rake and bought a clam license and was planning on digging clams behind IBSP while fishing for stripers. Covid-19 shut everything down and my plans.

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I bait fish 90% of the time and a good % of that time i use clam.

fresh is good but there is nothing wrong with salted at all.

when fish are keying in on a certain bait then go with that bait.....but for year round use clams will always work.

the issue i’m having is getting real surf clams as opposed to bay clams.

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